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Water infrastructure security against the current terror threat in the United States

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On May 2, 2011, the United States (U.S.) President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. forces killed Osama Bin Laden, the world's most dangerous terrorist leader that killed approximately 3000 Americans on September 11, 2011 (9/11) terror attacks.  Currently, the U.S. intelligence is in possession of valuable materials of Al Qaeda operations (Thomas, 2011).  Terrorist attack plots include water supply, transportation systems, and mining dams (Thomas, 2011).  They are analyzing data from the materials obtained by the Navy SEALs to determine future terrorist plots and hideouts. Recently, Al Qaeda vows for retaliation over the killing of Bin Laden, while the U.S. government informed the public that Al Qaeda has been plotting for the 10th year anniversary of 9/11.  There are four major questions arise among general public, media, government officials and intelligence communities.  The first is, 'How can the revenge attacks against U.S. be very possible when the leader is already dead?'  the second is, 'What are the potential terror strategies and plots that most damaging to U.S. economy?'  the third is, 'What are the weapons of mass destruction that the enemy is capable to use for water poisoning and explosions of infrastructures?'  and the fourth is, 'What are the specific security measures against the potential attacks?'  These questions are difficult to provide immediate answers when grave threats and specific targets are not clearly defined in details.  

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