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WMD terrorism : science and policy choices

Author: Stephen M Maurer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Terrorism by means of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has been studied for decades - since the Cold War and fears of secret agents with suitcase-sized atomic bombs. Although WMD research has accelerated since September 11, 2001, much of this scholarship is hard to find, forcing nonspecialists to fall back on gut instinct and Beltway clichés. This book provides a review of what scientists and scholars know about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
WMD terrorism.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008044225
(OCoLC)263146905
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen M Maurer
ISBN: 9780262012980 0262012987 9780262512855 0262512858 9780262259064 0262259060 1282694669 9781282694668
OCLC Number: 460168043
Description: 1 online resource (x, 608 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Worrying about WMD Terrorism / Stephen M. Maurer --
2. Profiling the WMD Terrorism Threat / Jeffrey M. Bale / Gary A. Ackerman --
3. Technologies of Evil: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons / Stephen M. Maurer --
4. New Bioweapons: Infectious and Engineered Diseases / Stephen M. Maurer / George W. Rutherford --
5. Indispensable Technology: Detectors for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical WMD / Simon Labov / Tom Slezak --
6. Securing America's Borders and Ports / Michael Nacht / Blas Perez Henriquez --
7. Setting Priorities: Assessing Threats and Identifying Cost-Effective Responses to WMD Terrorism / Thomas Edmunds / Richard Wheeler --
8. Weapons of Mass Destruction: Are Our Political Institutions Adapting? / Eugene Bardach --
9. Responding to WMD Terrorism Threats: The Role of Insurance Markets / Dwight Jaffee / Thomas Russell --
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Other Titles: Weapons of mass destruction terrorism
Responsibility: edited by Stephen M. Maurer.

Abstract:

Terrorism by means of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has been studied for decades - since the Cold War and fears of secret agents with suitcase-sized atomic bombs. Although WMD research has accelerated since September 11, 2001, much of this scholarship is hard to find, forcing nonspecialists to fall back on gut instinct and Beltway clichés. This book provides a review of what scientists and scholars know about WMD terrorism and America's options for confronting it. It also identifies multiple instances in which the conventional wisdom is incomplete or misleading.

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