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Policymakers, scholars, and the news media have been alarmed by the potential for chemical and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and the U.S. Congress has allocated billions of dollars for counterterrorism and & quot; consequence management& quot; programs. Driving these concerns are the global spread of scientific knowledge and technology relevant to CBW terrorism and the vulnerability of civilian populations to chemical and biological attacks.< br /> < br /> Notably lacking from the analysis, however, has been a careful assessment of the terrorists themselves. What types of terrorist groups or individuals are both capable of acquiring chemical and biological weapons and motivated to use them, and for what purposes? Further, what types of toxic agents would probably be produced, and how would they be delivered?< br /> < br /> Answers to these questions would enable policymakers to prepare for the most likely contingencies. To this end, < i> Toxic Terror< /i> provides in-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents. The cases were researched from primary sources, including court documents, interviews, and declassified government files.< br /> < br /> By comparing the twelve cases, the book identifies characteristic motivations and patterns of behavior associated with CBW terrorism and provides an empirical basis for prudent, cost-effective strategies of prevention and response.

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In-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents.

Synopsis:

By comparing 12 cases, this book identifies characteristic motivations and patterns of behaviour associated with criminal and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and provides an empirical basis for prudent, cost-effective strategies of prevention and response.

Synopsis:

Policymakers, scholars, and the news media have been alarmed by the potential for chemical and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and the U.S. Congress has allocated billions of dollars for counterterrorism and consequence management programs. Driving these concerns are the global spread of scientific knowledge and technology relevant to CBW terrorism and the vulnerability of civilian populations to chemical and biological attacks.

Synopsis:

Policymakers, scholars, and the news media have been alarmed by the potential for chemical and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and the U.S. Congress has allocated billions of dollars for counterterrorism and "consequence management" programs. Driving these concerns are the global spread of scientific knowledge and technology relevant to CBW terrorism and the vulnerability of civilian populations to chemical and biological attacks.Notably lacking from the analysis, however, has been a careful assessment of the terrorists themselves. What types of terrorist groups or individuals are both capable of acquiring chemical and biological weapons and motivated to use them, and for what purposes? Further, what types of toxic agents would probably be produced, and how would they be delivered?Answers to these questions would enable policymakers to prepare for the most likely contingencies. To this end, Toxic Terror provides in-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents. The cases were researched from primary sources, including court documents, interviews, and declassified government files.By comparing the twelve cases, the book identifies characteristic motivations and patterns of behavior associated with CBW terrorism and provides an empirical basis for prudent, cost-effective strategies of prevention and response.

About the Author

The late Jonathan B. Tucker was a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists. He was the editor of Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons (MIT Press, 2000) and the author of Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox and War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262700719
Subtitle:
Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons
Editor:
Tucker, Jonathan B.
Editor:
Tucker, Jonathan B.
Author:
Tucker, Jona
Author:
Tucker, Jonathan B.
Author:
Carriero, Nicholas
Author:
than B.
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Law Enforcement
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Chemical warfare
Subject:
Military - Biological & Chemical Warfare
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
Biological warfare
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Belfer Center Studies in International Security Toxic Terror
Series Volume:
106-108
Publication Date:
20000228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
314
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , In-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents.
"Synopsis" by , By comparing 12 cases, this book identifies characteristic motivations and patterns of behaviour associated with criminal and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and provides an empirical basis for prudent, cost-effective strategies of prevention and response.
"Synopsis" by , Policymakers, scholars, and the news media have been alarmed by the potential for chemical and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and the U.S. Congress has allocated billions of dollars for counterterrorism and consequence management programs. Driving these concerns are the global spread of scientific knowledge and technology relevant to CBW terrorism and the vulnerability of civilian populations to chemical and biological attacks.
"Synopsis" by , Policymakers, scholars, and the news media have been alarmed by the potential for chemical and biological weapons (CBW) terrorism, and the U.S. Congress has allocated billions of dollars for counterterrorism and "consequence management" programs. Driving these concerns are the global spread of scientific knowledge and technology relevant to CBW terrorism and the vulnerability of civilian populations to chemical and biological attacks.Notably lacking from the analysis, however, has been a careful assessment of the terrorists themselves. What types of terrorist groups or individuals are both capable of acquiring chemical and biological weapons and motivated to use them, and for what purposes? Further, what types of toxic agents would probably be produced, and how would they be delivered?Answers to these questions would enable policymakers to prepare for the most likely contingencies. To this end, Toxic Terror provides in-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents. The cases were researched from primary sources, including court documents, interviews, and declassified government files.By comparing the twelve cases, the book identifies characteristic motivations and patterns of behavior associated with CBW terrorism and provides an empirical basis for prudent, cost-effective strategies of prevention and response.
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