WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

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Overview

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 the first full-length, up-to-date, comprehensive 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. WMD Terrorism provides multidisciplinary perspectives on such topics as terrorist incentives for acquiring WMD; nuclear, radiological,
biological, and chemical weapons technologies and genetically engineered weapons; sensor technologies; mathematical methods for analyzing terrorist threats and allocating defense resources;
the role of domestic U.S. politics in shaping defense investments; port and airport defense;
response and recovery technologies for WMD-contaminated sites; R&D incentives for bioweapon vaccines and other homeland security technologies; psychological treatment of WMD survivors; and international initiatives to limit WMD proliferation and fight terrorism.

Contributors: Gary Ackerman, Jeffrey M. Bale, Deborah Yarsike Ball,
Eugene Bardach, Jason Christopher, C. Norman Coleman, Lois M. Davis, Thomas Edmunds, Peter Gordon,
Blas Pérez Henríquez, Dwight Jaffee, Robert Kirvel, Simon Labov, Stephen M. Maurer, James E. Moore
II, Michael Nacht, Michael O'Hare, Qisheng Pan, Ji Young Park, Ellen Raber, Harry W. Richardson,
Jeanne S. Ringel, Thomas Russell, George W. Rutherford, Christine Hartmann Siantar, Tom Slezak, Page
O. Stoutland, Tammy Taylor, Michael Thompson, Richard Wheeler

The hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.

The MIT Press

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"Authoritative and analytical yet accessible to the nonspecialist, this collection of essays on the threat of terrorism with chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons covers all facets of the topic, from the motivations of terrorists to acquire and use such weapons and the technical hurdles involved, to strategies of prevention, risk assessment, and emergency response."
Jonathan B. Tucker , Ph.D., Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for
Nonproliferation Studies

The MIT Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262012980
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 8/14/2009
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen M. Maurer is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Boalt School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Director of the
Goldman School's Information Technology and Homeland Security Project.
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