"Iconic Soft Targets"? Public Housing Estates, Terrorism and Social Resilience
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Since the September 11 2001 Al Qaeda attacks in New York and Washington, governments around the world have responded to the threat of catastrophic terrorism by tightening security around targets with so-called "iconic" or "symbolic" value. For example, airports, military installations, embassies and government buildings are now extremely difficult to strike due to the extensive security measures that have been put in place.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 039-06
Nanyang Technological University