Mumbai: A Message for America

Americans have been assured that the horror and terror that exploded across television screens from Mumbai in late November will not affect our own sense of security. Such assurances are as disingenuous as they are comforting.  The murders carried out against Western tourists in India's most technologically sophisticated city have far-reaching implications for Americans, not just for those of  us traveling abroad, but for all of us getting up everyday and going about life's routines.Those who have prescribed this analgesic of comfort have focused on where this event took place.  Far and away more important are the terrorists' strategies and tactics. The attacks were carried out almost simultaneously on multiple targets. Airing during the Thanksgiving holiday, the attacks were designed to draw major media attention in America.  The targeting and execution showed sophistication, extensive planning, and precision training. The terrorists had a low probability of...(Read Full Article)