The scariest terror threat of all

Friday, 16 June 2006, 3:32 AM EST

For a while now, I have been writing about our penchant for "movie-plot threats" - terrorist fears based on very specific attack scenarios.

Terrorists with crop-dusters, terrorists exploding baby carriages in subways, terrorists filling school buses with explosives - these are all movie-plot threats. They're good for scaring people, but it's just silly to build national security policy around them.

At Wired.

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