What can we do to protect ourselves from a terrorist attack, and how can communities respond most effectively when the unthinkable happens? The next large-scale terrorist attack on the United States could be carried out using any number of agents and delivery methods, including anthrax, smallpox, the water system, the agriculture industry; threats to bridges, tunnels, trains, airlines, and other transportation systems; suicide bombings in crowded cities, convention centers, and shopping malls; the possibilities are many, but not endless. Local preparation is critical. Until now, scant attention has been paid to the role of communities in preparing for and responding to terrorism. This invaluable set covers chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive scenarios. Throughout, the focus is on community preparedness and response.
Volume I, The Terrorist Threat and Community Response, focuses on local, state, regional and federal coordination of efforts and interaction.
About the Author
GERALD R. LEDLOW is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Health Administration Program at Central Michigan University and former U.S. Army Medical Logistics Officer in the Medical Service Corps. In the 1990s he directed managed care for Military Health Systems.
JAMES A. JOHNSON is Professor of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University. He has published nine books on a wide range of health-related topics. He is actively involved in international health development, including work with the World Health Organization.
WALTER J. JONES is Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He has conducted research and published extensively on various aspects of health policymaking.