May 14, 2008
Report Examining Public Health, Safety, and Security for Mass Gatherings
"Mass gatherings pose special challenges in terms of management and control, especially considering their value as targets for terrorism and other crimes. The terrorist goal of attacking cities in order to kill and injure the most people – and otherwise have the greatest impact for the least amount of effort – applies to mass gatherings as well. All large-scale mass gatherings need to be protected in the post-9/11 world."