World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

by Commission on Prevention/WMDs, Bob Graham, Jim Talent

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World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism by Commission on Prevention/WMDs, Bob Graham, Jim Talent

“The greatest danger of another catastrophic attack in the United States will materialize if the world's most dangerous terrorists acquire the world's most dangerous weapons.” —The 9/11 Commission Report

The bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism was established by the U.S. Congress to build on the work of the 9/11 Commission by assessing our nation's progress in preventing weapons of mass destruction proliferation and terrorism, and providing a roadmap to greater security with concrete recommendations for improvement.

The Commission has interviewed over 200 experts inside and outside of government. They have met with counterterrorism and intelligence officials here at home and abroad who are working to stop proliferation and terrorism The Commission's report examines the government's current policies and programs, identifies gaps in our government's prevention strategy and recommends ways to close them.

The threat of terrorist attacks in the United States and elsewhere is still very real. The world remians at risk There is more that can and must be done. Our security depends on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307473264
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/03/2008
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Established by House Resolution 1 in May 2008, the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism was chaired by former Senator Bob Graham. Members of this bi-partisan committee included Vice-Chairman Jim Talent, Timothy J. Roemer, Wendy R. Sherman, Graham T. Allison, Richard Verma, Henry Sokolski, Stephen Rademaker, and Robin Cleveland.

Bob Graham is a retired US Senator, who served three terms representing Florida. While recognized for his leadership on issues ranging from health care to environmental preservation, Senator Graham is best known for his 10 years of service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, including 18 months as chairman in 2001–2002, during which he cochaired the House-Senate Joint Inquiry into the intelligence community’s failures prior to 9/11. Following the release of a declassified version of the Joint Inquiry’s final report in July 2003, Senator Graham advocated reform of the intelligence community and sponsored legislation to bring about needed changes.

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