The easiest way to remember the steps is utilizing the National Response Framework and the five key areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. During Prevention, Protection, and Mitigation, mission planning identifies potential targets and vulnerabilities. Once the mission planning is done, the targets need to be hardened, whether a concrete barrier put in place or individuals gain a cultural mindset for responding to terror attacks. During Response, both first responders and echelon organizations must understand the plan, actively coordinate, and ensure leadership is cemented. Recovery, both the actual clean-up and the evaluation of the event, closes out the loop and feeds directly back to starting the entire process over again. Without continuous active participation in the steps to countering and responding to terror attacks, organizations are destined for failure, with resulting in loss of life and property, thereby weakening the United States National …show more content…
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