||The problem is
that few recognize the time course of terrorism. There is a long, protracted time period
of planning, followed by a short execution phase and short diagnosis phase. The terrorist
on Sept. 11 prepared for almost 5 years before finally attacking. The time between
execution and first death is typically small. For example, if a nuclear devise were to be
detonated, death would arise within seconds. We want to be able to intervene to prevent
children and adults from experiencing a terrorist attack, and death.