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According to Peters (2002), terrorism threat has posed a broad scale of challenges on the unending availability of scarce resources. This fact has drawn a widespread consensus that there is an urgent need to prioritize the utilization of these limited resources as far as terrorism is concerned. The concept of risk is normally associated with the probability of harm or danger. In this context, if this harm occurs, it would result to massive offense which could incorporate physical to property and people and psychological damage to lives of many. Risk assessment is therefore the projection of the possibility that the anticipated attack will happen.
Even though there are a lot of obvious challenges facing this, efforts have been geared towards designing effective risk assessment tools especially in targets involving high-profile locations. In the present case, the attack is anticipated within 30 days. This is a very short period because and the shape of the risk assessment has to be very rapid. Despite the goals of risk assessment portraying different functions depending on the particular surroundings they are employed, the tools used have a common objective of indicating the best possible predictions to reduce the harm. Below are appropriate steps that will be taken to identify the likely targets (Roberts & Horgan, 2008).
Terrorism attack is a major threat not only to the United States of America but throughout the whole world. In the event of a projected attack, the country under threat has to carry out a thorough risk assessment to identify the target areas using appropriate procedures to ensure accuracy in predictions and allow effective measures to counter the attack. This will not only put a stop to massive destruction of property but also save many innocent lives.