1. The Urgent Need To Install Fail-Safe Systems
The complexities of maritime traffic present this country with insurmountable difficulties and no amount of naval interdiction will provide the security to which we’re entitled. But the security required can be provided cheaply, simply and effectively. Conventionally-structured and operated container yards are presently able to inspect less than 10% of all incoming containers even though sophisticated scanning technology is available. Conventionally-structured container terminals have neither the space nor the time to accomplish the procedure. On the other hand, by retrofitting each yard with our patented storage, retrieval and delivery systems, the required amounts of space and time will be made available so that every incoming container will be thoroughly scanned and the threat of terrorism will be completely eliminated. There would be no need to waste many years and billions (or trillions) of dollars on expanded Coast Guard and Naval operations in a futile attempt at interdiction. We would be gambling everything on a hopeless roll of the dice.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, is an oft-stated adage, and if this principle could be applied in these dangerous times by our leaders, the need for drastic measures in this imminent but unpredictable situation would not be necessary. Rapid installation of our patented systems will guarantee quick, efficient and low-cost security to our entire country and will absolutely prevent the entrance of all terrorists and weaponry through our ports. The authorities, although cognizant of our vulnerability from the sea, are not yet aware of our patented systems and are still searching for solutions.
2. Immediate Retrofitting of Container Terminals
Retrofitting in all our major ports of entry can be accomplished within months, and when 100% of all incoming containers are being scanned with existing technology, the savings in time, money and American lives will prove to be incalculable. This is the surest, quickest and least costly way of attaining our goal of complete security for all our citizens. A number of secondary economic advantages are also made available by means of these systems, as can be seen in the descriptive pages and in U. S. Patent abstracts, and when finally operational these systems will achieve dual benefits; national security and an improved economy.