RealNews

Countdown Begun, Landmarks Are a Security Priority

Gov. Gray Davis, concerned about terrorist attacks in California if the United States begins bombing Iraq, announced plans Monday to double patrols around potential targets, move state police to 12 hour-shifts and begin 24-hour air surveillance. The move came as government agencies in Southern California and throughout the state braced for war. From the San Onofre nuclear power plant to Disneyland, local landmarks and law enforcement agencies were put on heightened alert, but authorities said they saw no need to increase security after President Bush’s warning Monday that Iraq faces war. But many Orange County officials said that if Bush orders U.S. troops to attack Iraq, there will be an immediate increase in security at airports, government buildings, military bases, tourist destinations and other places that attract crowds. Appearing shortly after Bush spoke to a national audience, Davis said law enforcement agencies are moving to a heightened state of readiness but also urged people to continue going about their routines. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.