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Weapons of mass destruction and terrorism

Author: James J F Forest; Russell D Howard
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw Hill, 2013.
Series: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND TERRORISM, 2/e, Dr. James Forest and Brigadier General (Retired) Russell Howard have collected original and previously published seminal articles and essays by scientists, academics, government officials, and members of the nation's security and intelligence communities. The editors and several of the authors write from practical field experience in nonproliferation and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James J F Forest; Russell D Howard
ISBN: 9780078026225 0078026229
OCLC Number: 785005945
Notes: Howard's name appears first on first edition.
Description: xxv, 838 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: UNIT I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK --
Definitions, Trends, and the Concept of "New Terrorism" --
The Nature of the Post-9/11 WMD Terrorism Threat --
UNIT II: WEAPONS AND MOTIVATION --
Chemical Weapons --
Biological Weapons --
Radiological Weapons --
Nuclear Weapons --
Case Studies --
UNIT III: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE DIMENSIONS --
Public Spaces, Transportation Networks and Other Critical Infrastructure --
Food Security and Agricultural and Terrorism --
Nuclear Reactors --
UNIT IV: RESPONDING TO THE THREAT --
Strategy and Policy --
Intelligence --
Response and Resilience --
Unique Challenges of Responding to Bioterrorism Threats and Attacks --
Case Studies --
UNIT V: ASSESSING THE FUTURE WMD THREAT --
Predicting Peril or the Peril of Prediction? Assessing the Risk of CBRN Terrorism --
Threat Convergence: A Framework for Analyzing the Potential for WMD Terrorism --
Emerging WMD Technologies --
Conclusion: Appreciating the Past and Present, Anticipating the Future.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill contemporary learning series.
Responsibility: James J.F. Forest, Russell D. Howard ; forward by Michael Sheehan.

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