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The new face of terrorism : threats from weapons of mass destruction

Author: Nadine Gurr; Benjamin Cole
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : In the United States of America and in Canada distributed by St Martins Press, 2002.
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"In the aftermath of September 11th, one huge question looms: what next? [This book] is the comprehensive and sobering account of the possibilities--technological and political. It addresses the possible means of attack, as well as the quarters from which these might come: questions, since terror's victims are civilians, which affect us all too directly."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadine Gurr; Benjamin Cole
ISBN: 1860648258 9781860648250
OCLC Number: 49837751
Notes: "Originally published in 2000 by I B Tauris"--Title page verso.
"Today's world crisis"--Cover.
Description: xii, 312 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The emergence of the NBC terrorism debate --
Trends in terrorist activity --
Technical opportunities and constraints --
Strategic and tactical motivations and disincentives to using NBC weapons --
Political disincentives to using NBC weapons --
Political and theological motivations to using NBC weapons --
Psychological motivations and inhibitory controls --
External motivations: state-sponsored NBC terrorism --
External constraints: the security environment created by government counter-measures --
The future --
Appendix: Database of biological, chemical and nuclear terrorist incidents.
Responsibility: Nadine Gurr and Benjamin Cole.

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This text examines the new style of terrorism by small groups, cults, even individuals with access to weapons of mass destruction. These groups and individuals are typified by, for example, the Aum  Read more...

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