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Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Growing Threat / Edition 1

Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Growing Threat / Edition 1

by Gary Ackerman
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    ISBN-13: 2901420069647
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 01/23/2009
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 494
    Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

    Table of Contents

    Contributors vii

    Acknowledgments ix

    Introduction Gary Ackerman Jeremy Tamsett xi

    Section I The Jihadists

    Chapter 1 Jihadist Ideology and Strategy and the Possible Employment of WMD Jeffrey M. Bale 3

    Chapter 2 Obedience to Divinity? The Psychology of Jihadist WMD Terrorism Mark Dechesne 61

    Chapter 3 Jihadist Tactics and Targeting James J. F. Forest Sammy Salama 83

    Chapter 4 Jihadist Capabilities and the Diffusion of Knowledge Sammy Salama Edith Bursac 101

    Section II The Agents of Harm

    Chapter 5 Jihadists and Chemical Weapons Markus Binder Michael Moodie 131

    Chapter 6 Jihadists and Biological and Toxin Weapons Cheryl Loeb 153

    Chapter 7 Radiological Weapons and Jihadist Terrorism Charles D. Ferguson 173

    Chapter 8 Jihadists and Nuclear Weapons Charles P. Blair 193

    Section III Countering the Threat

    Chapter 9 Early Warning and Prevention of Jihadist WMD Terrorism: Law Enforcement and Intelligence Randall S. Murch Jeremy Tamsett 241

    Chapter 10 Deterrence and WMD Terrorism: Calibrating Its Potential Contributions to Risk Reduction Brad Roberts 259

    Chapter 11 Global and National Efforts to Prevent Jihadist Access to WMD Brian Finlay Jeremy Tamsett 285

    Chapter 12 When Prevention Fails: Mitigation as Counterterrorism Strategy Patrick S. Roberts 309

    Section IV The Once and Future Threat

    Chapter 13 Islamist Use and Pursuit of CBRN Terrorism Victor H. Asal R. Karl Rethemeyer 335

    Chapter 14 The Future of Jihadists and WMD: Trends and Emerging Threats Gary Ackerman 359

    Chapter 15 Conclusion Jeremy Tamsett Gary Ackerman 401

    Postscript 419

    Appendix A Al-Qa'ida's CBRN Activities Erin McNerney Matthew Rhodes 421

    Appendix B Selected JihadistStatements and Discussion on WMD Erin McNerney 449

    Index 475

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