The Ultimate Terrorists / Edition 1

The Ultimate Terrorists / Edition 1

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by Jessica Stern
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674003942

ISBN-13: 9780674003941

Pub. Date: 10/02/2000

Publisher: Harvard

As bad as they are, why aren't terrorists worse? With biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons at hand, they easily could be. And, as this chilling book suggests, they soon may well be. A former member of the National Security Council staff, Jessica Stern guides us expertly through a post-Cold War world in which the threat of all-out nuclear war, devastating but

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As bad as they are, why aren't terrorists worse? With biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons at hand, they easily could be. And, as this chilling book suggests, they soon may well be. A former member of the National Security Council staff, Jessica Stern guides us expertly through a post-Cold War world in which the threat of all-out nuclear war, devastating but highly unlikely, is being replaced by the less costly but much more imminent threat of terrorist attacks with weapons of mass destruction.

According to SternThe Ultimate Terrorists depicts a not-very-distant future in which both independent and state-sponsored terrorism using weapons of mass destruction could actually occur. But Stern also holds out hope for new technologies that might combat this trend, and for legal and political remedies that would improve public safety without compromising basic constitutional rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674003941
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/02/2000
Edition description:
First Harvard University Press Paperback
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Terrorism Today

Definitions

Trojan Horses of the Body

Getting and Using the Weapons

Who Are the Terrorists?

The Threat of Loose Nukes

The State as Terrorist

What Is to Be Done?

Tables

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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The Ultimate Terrorists 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A thorough review of the types of weapons of mass destruction available to terrorists and how they would gain access to and deploy them. However, a survey of known weapons fails to account for potentially more devastating types that can readily be developed.