National Security

Cities’ Preparedness for Terrorism Series: Los Angeles’ Preparedness for Terrorism

October 10, 2009  • Clark Kent Ervin

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Given that Los Angeles is the nation’s second largest city; the largest city in California, a state that would rank among the world’s tenth largest economies if it were a country; a global melting pot teeming with a rich stew of races and ethnicities speaking a wide variety of languages and dialects; a trendsetter as to popular attitudes and social mores; and the capital of America’s iconic film and television industry, it stands to reason that it ranks at or near the very top of the terror target list.