America under attack: The "10 Commandments" of responding to mass terrorist attacks

George S. Everly, Jeffrey T. Mitchell

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Abstract

On September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks caused the catastrophic collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Approximately 40 minutes after the World Trade Center was attacked, a similar terrorist attack was perpetrated against the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Although the resultant physical devastation was beyond anything this nation has ever experienced, the psychological devastation may not be known for months, or even years. This paper discusses, not only a structure for understanding the phases of terrorism, but offers 10 recommendations for responding to acts of terrorism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-135
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of emergency mental health
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Mass disaster
  • Pentagon
  • Terrorism
  • World Trade Center

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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