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A Security Net of Sawhorses and Soldiers

On the floor of Montana`s Bitterroot Valley, so far, far away from lower Manhattan, Jane Ellis finds herself on the front lines of a war she never contemplated, trying to prepare for attacks she can barely imagine. Ellis directs the county Office of Emergency Management in Missoula. On a fine, crisp day, she showed a visitor around her piece of the American homeland, pointing out possible terrorist targets: the shopping mall and public waterworks, government buildings and chemical storehouses. While not wanting to seem a “Chicken Little,” Ellis said it only made sense to revisit old assumptions, to look at familiar landmarks with new eyes and to “do some brainstorming: What if?” “The realm of possibilities,” Ellis said, “has increased infinitely since Sept. 11.” Full Story

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