(August 2003) At the Tri-Services Power Expo & Conference at Norfolk, Virginia, in July, a presentation by Ronald Torgerson, P.E., of Versar, Inc. stressed the need for “Force Protection: Today’s Reality.” He emphasized the need for citizens in the United States to view terrorism as a stark reality and as a very serious current problem. To make his point, he suggested reading highlights of the Al Queda Training Manual which was found by the Manchester (England) Metropolitan Police during a search of an Al Qaeda member’s home. This manual was translated into English and was introduced earlier this year at the embassy bombing trial in New York. The document is available on the U.S. Department of Justice’s website. http://www.usdoj.gov/ag/trainingmanual.htm.