Hypothetical Terrorist Attack on Yankee Stadium Analytical Essay by Nicky

Hypothetical Terrorist Attack on Yankee Stadium
A hypothetical plan on how to handle a terrorist attack at a Yankee Stadium.
# 148723 | 1,238 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 03, 2011 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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This paper presents a hypothetical terror attach on Yankee Stadium, further describing security concerns, the role of the police department and the potential for casualties. The paper notes the importance of risk/threat assessment and contingency planning and methods for gathering intelligence prior to and in order to prevent an attack. It also cites the potential weapons that could be used, and how recovery following an attack should be managed. The paper concludes by stating that in order to prevent a terrorist attack at Yankee Stadium, measure must be taken to mitigate any potential threats.


Terrorist Attack - Planning Phase
Terrorist Attack - Tactical Elements
Terrorist Attack - Risk/Threat Assessment and Contingency Planning
Contingency Planning, Recommendations and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Ironically, the issue of centralized command and authority is also an issue on the law enforcement end, particularly with regard to counterterrorism intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination (Larsen, 2007). The nation's lead domestic counterterrorism agency is the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI or "Bureau"), which despite its storied history and capabilities, is not ideally suited to this purpose. Specifically, the Bureau has always been decentralized, with substantially independent field offices in every state and headquarters in Washington, DC. The nature of contemporary terrorist threats such as the Yankee Stadium plot is much better suited to a highly centralized agency that emphasizes coordination of its satellite offices nationwide. Moreover, the FBI is designed primarily as a law enforcement organization that responds to crimes, collects and analyzes evidence, and prosecutes perpetrators at the highest level. However, the lead role in counterterrorism should be dedicated to detection during the planning stage and prevention and not apprehension and prosecution after the fact."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allison, G. (2004). Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe. New York: Henry Holt
  • Carlson, J. "Demands on Police Services in a WMD Incident" The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Vol. 77, No. 3; Mar/08.
  • Dershowitz, A. (2002). Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge. New Haven: Yale University Press
  • Johnson, B. "A Look at Fusion Centers: Working Together to Protect America" The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Vol. 76, No. 12; Dec/07.
  • Larsen, R. (2007). Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions About Security to Protect You, Your Family, and America. New York: Grand Central Publishing.

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