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Weapons of Mass Destruction

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  • Agro-Security
  • Bioterrorism (Including Biological and Chemical Threats),
  • Bomb Threats and Radiological Incidents,
  • Emergency Management,
  • Terrorism Groups and Related Issues,
  • Transportation Security,
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction.
  • "The world faces an estimated 50% chance of a nuclear, biological, chemical or radiological attack over the next five years, according to national security analysts surveyed for a congressional study released Wednesday," AP reports. "Using a poll of 85 nonproliferation and national security experts, the report also estimated the risk of attack by weapons of mass destruction at as high as 70% over the coming decade." Source: USA Today, June 22, 2005.

    Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, see Gilmore Commission

    Campus Public Safety: Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Protective Measures
    The Office for Domestic Preparedness, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has published a series of suggestions to guide and inform public safety planning efforts to prevent, deter or effectively respond to a weapons of mass destruction terrorist attack on college campuses. April 2003.
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    Chemical Weapons Improved Response Program Playbook

    Guidelines for Responding to and Managing a Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorist Event. Revised May 2003. 132pp.
    Also listed under Bioterrorism.
    (Last checked 10/07/09)

    Counterterrorism: Training and Resources for Law Enforcement on Weapons of Mass Destruction
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    Defense Science Board 2005 Summer Study on Reducing Vulnerabilities to Weapons of Mass Destruction.
    May 2007.
    (Last checked 10/07/09)

    Domestic WMD Incident Management Legal Deskbook
    Designed as a research tool for federal attorneys, this deskbook identifies legal authorities available to federal executive branch departments and agencies that respond to a terrorist incident or accident involving weapons of mass destruction. Domestic Threat Reduction Agency, January 30, 2004.
    (Last checked 10/07/09)

    Gilmore Commission First Annual Report
    Assessing the Threat
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    Gilmore Commission Second Annual Report
    Toward a National Strategy for Combatting Terrorism
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    Gilmore Commission Third Annual Report
    For Ray Downey
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    Gilmore Commission Fourth Annual Report
    Implementing the Strategy
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    Gilmore Commission Fifth and Final Annual Report
    Forging America’s New Normalcy: Securing Our Homeland, Protecting Our Liberty
    The United States needs an improved homeland security strategy to strengthen security in communities facing the greatest risk, improve the use of intelligence, increase the role of state and local officials, and sharpen disaster response capabilities, a federal commission said on Dec. 15, 2003.
    In a report to President Bush and the Congress, the commission -— chaired by former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III and known as the Gilmore Commission -— says the creation of the Department of Homeland Security has resulted in improved planning and readiness. But the report concludes that the overall national homeland security strategy should be directed by a White House-level entity that “must have some clear authority over the homeland security budgets and programs throughout the federal government.”
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    International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators
    The International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) is an international, independent, non-profit organization committed to countering and defeating the growing menace that bombs and Weapons of Mass Destruction present.
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    NTI's Global Security Newswire
    Daily news on nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, terrorism, and related topics. Collected by the National Journal Group for the Nuclear Threat Institute.
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    Nuclear Threat Institute WMD411 Page
    The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) - a charitable organization co-chaired by Ted Turner and Sam Nunn, is a co-sponsor of the 2001-2002 National Forensic League Policy Debate on WMD and is offering WMD411 to support student learning about the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical wepaons. WMD411, created for NTI by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, features over 100 pages of original text written by nonproliferation scholars and experts specifically for debaters, 180 glossary terms, a chronology covering more than 500 historical events, over 800 relevant resources and full text of treaties, agreements and policy papers. Includes information about bioterrorism and suitcase nukes.
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    Weapons of Mass Destruction Glossary
    Courtesy of the MSU School of Criminal Justice.
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    Weapons of Mass Destruction Handbook
    As the United States and its allies continue the fight against international terrorist groups and the countries that may support them, there is increasing fear Americans at home will one day face the threat of weapons of mass destruction. Such weapons include biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological devices, and range from the silent threat of a poison gas attack to a cataclysmic nuclear explosion. Those who would launch such attacks know thousands could die, of course, but their fundamental motive would be to strike fear and panic in tens of millions more. In his State of the Union address on Jan. 28, President Bush instructed leaders of the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security Department and the Department of Defense to develop a Terrorist Threat Integration Center to merge and analyze all types of threat information in a single location so that the "right people are in the right places to protect our citizens." In an effort to better inform our audience on the threat to America, Fox News offers this Weapons of Mass Destruction Handbook. The package presents an overview of the general threat of biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological weapons, along with much more specific and detailed information on the history, proliferation, delivery mechanisms and treatment/prevention options for such weapons.
    (Last checked 10/07/09)

    WMD Incident - To Die For
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    An overview of terrorism awareness education, equipment and training necessary to help alleviate terrorism. A Staff and Command Progrm paper by Ronald Arambula, Detroit Police Department, for a training program by Eastern Michigan University, Center for Regional and National Security.
    (Last checked 10/07/09)


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