The Top 100 Terrorist Targets in the United States

Someone mentioned this list to me at the conference. It includes political, economic, ecological, educational targets, tourist and military targets – and a ‘Top 10 Terrorist Wishlist’. Bit weird.

Sometime ago The Times did a front page spread of all the likely terrorist targets in the UK. It highlighted them on a map of Britain. Unsurprisingly a few people in the security and intelligence community were a tad irritated. But one consequence of that was that those key sites got more security.

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About Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards is Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at the Royal United Services Institute. Prior to RUSI he was a Research Leader at the RAND Corporation focusing on Defence and Security where he conducted research and analysis on a broad range of subject areas including: the evaluation and implementation of counter-violent extremism programmes in Europe and Africa, UK cyber strategy, European emergency management, and the role of the internet in the process of radicalisation. He has undertaken fieldwork in Iraq, Somalia, and the wider Horn of Africa region.