Monday, May 17, 2010

Paul Bremer: "period of heightened risk"

Harvard Business Review recently interviewed Ambassador L. Paul Bremer about the risks terrorists pose to US businesses. Here is a quote from the article entitled, "Doing business in a dangerous world":
I think we really are in a period of heightened risk, for two reasons. First, trends in terrorism indicate an increasing desire and ability to cause mass destruction. That’s been clear now for a decade. In the past 30 years, 80% of terrorist attacks against the United States have been aimed at American businesses. There are reasons to expect that businesses will become increasingly attractive to terrorists, both because they’re less well defended than obvious military or government targets, like embassies, and because of what they symbolize.
It's good to see Paul has been stirring up fear of terrorism in the business community.

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