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CRAIG LAWRENCE (LEFT), UNITED RISK’S MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS WITH DR. BRUCE TEFFT (RIGHT), A PRESENTER AT THE SYMPOSIUM. DR. TEFFT WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE CIA'S COUNTER TERRORISM CENTER IN 1985 AND HAS OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE, SECURITY OPERATIONS AND COUNTER-TERRORISM.

WASHINGTON D.C., APRIL 11 /PRNEWSWIRE/ -- TO DISCUSS THE UNDERLYING ROOTS OF TERRORISM AND WHY IT IS A THREAT TO THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION, EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS WILL BE GATHERING FOR AN EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN THE GREATER WASHINGTON D.C. AREA ON APRIL 29 FOR "THE UNDERLYING ROOTS OF TERRORISM: TERRORISM'S THREAT TO WORLD PEACE AND NATIONAL SECURITY" SPONSORED BY AMERICA’S TRUTH FORUM. THE CONFERENCE WILL BRING TOGETHER CORPORATE SECURITY PROFESSIONALS, HOMELAND SECURITY PROFESSIONALS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS INVOLVED IN COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS, FIRST RESPONDER AND EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL, BUILDING MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS, RISK MANAGERS, PROFESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS AND BUSINESS OWNERS INTERESTED IN INCREASING THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITY IN TERRORISM PREVENTION.

"IT IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND THE ROOTS OF THE TERRORIST THREAT, AS WELL AS THE TERRORIST MENTALITY IN ORDER TO DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT EFFECTIVE COUNTER- TERRORISM STRATEGIES," SAID CRAIG LAWRENCE, CERTIFIED ANTI-TERRORISM SPECIALIST (CAS), AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AT UNITED RISK INTERNATIONAL, THE SYMPOSIUM'S CORPORATE SPONSOR. "THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO AMERICAN INDUSTRY RISES FROM THE TENDENCY TO BECOME COMPLACENT BECAUSE OF THE ABSENCE OF A RECENT TERRORIST ATTACK ON AMERICAN SOIL. THE DANGER THAT SUCH INATTENTION REPRESENTS MAY BEST BE OVERCOME BY CLEARLY UNDERSTANDING THE POTENTIAL MAGNITUDE OF ANY TERRORIST INCIDENT, AND THE HIGH ECONOMIC EFFICACY OF PROACTIVE PROTECTIVE MEASURES."