Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons

Toxic Terror Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons In depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who from to allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents Policymakers scholars and the news media have been alarmed by the p

  • Title: Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons
  • Author: Jonathan Tucker
  • ISBN: 9780262700719
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • In depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents 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 prograIn depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents 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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    1. Its a primer for anyone in the terrorism field- but a great one. Each chapter is a case study on actual terrorist use of CBRN. Short, sweet, and too the point, it covers a lot of groups and timeframe.

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