Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism

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The twenty-nine articles explore the issue of WMD and key questions raised about terrorism, its definition, objects, motivation, whether there is a different species of it emerging in the aftermath of the close of the Cold War, preparedness and the means of prevention. The conventional, low-technology terrorism of the past has exercised a social and political impact far out of proportion with the casualties it has caused. The massive, indiscriminate destruction caused by an act of WMD terrorism similarly would have disproportionate social, political, economic and strategic effects.Discussions are in progress at the WHO, to the effect that the remaining stocks should be destroyed after a certain ... has had a well developed biological weapons program, including bombs and SCUD missiles filled with anthrax bacteria, ... Since September and October 2001, when letters containing B. anthracis were sent within the USA, the situation has changed. ... either cutaneous or pulmonary, So far, five of 11 patients with confirmed pulmonary anthrax infection have died [15].


Title:Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism
Author: Alan O'Day
Publisher:Ashgate Pub Limited - 2004-01-01
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