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The doomsayers' second great fear is that the Sunni-Shiite sectarian civil war could escalate further, reaching near-genocidal levels and sucking in Iraq's neighbors.
Time and motion of each incident's due-date concerns escalate according to plant rules and oversight mandates.
It automatically consolidates, manages and escalates threats in real-time, increasing IT security efficiency and effectiveness.