``We're prepared for the worst , '' said U.S. Marshal Russell Qualliotine
, one of those overseeing security. ``This trial is being watched by the world.''.
That is not in doubt : Last week , in an annoucement related to the trial , the State Department warned Americans abroad that they may be the target of a recent threat from extremist groups linked to bin Laden.
The trial has been calm.The defendants are handcuffed and searched each day before being led through a windowless , third-floor bridge from the Metropolitan Correctional Center to the courthouse.
The defendants are held in two cells behind Courtroom 318 , two men per cell.