Assessing the threat first annual report to the President and the Congress of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Página i - First Annual Report to The President and The Congress of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Página 59 - destructive device" shall not include any device which is neither designed nor redesigned for use as a weapon; any device, although originally designed for use as a weapon...
Página iii - The motives of all terrorists are political, and terrorist actions are generally carried out in a way that will achieve maximum publicity. The perpetrators are usually members of an organized group...
Página 59 - ... generally recognized as particularly suitable for sporting purposes) by whatever name known which will, or which may be readily converted to, expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or other propellant, and which has any barrel with a bore of more than one-half inch in diameter; and...
Página 22 - ... the ease with which terrorists might wreak genuine mass destruction or Inflict widespread casualties do not always reflect the significant hurdles currently confronting any nonstate entity seeking to employ such weapons. The report acknowledges, nevertheless, that the situation now facing a terrorist could change dramatically because of new discoveries, further advances In technology, or other material factors. No matter how difficult or Improbable such higher-consequence Incidents may be, prudence...
Página 49 - ... terrorists have been apprehended, tried and given severe prison terms. Yet America's unrivaled military superiority means that potential enemies — whether nations or terrorist groups — that choose to attack us will be more likely to resort to terror instead of conventional military assault. Moreover, easier access to sophisticated technology means that the destructive power available to terrorists is greater than ever. Adversaries may thus be tempted to use unconventional tools, such as weapons...
Página 5 - Mr. Henry L. Hinton, Jr. Assistant Comptroller General National Security and International Affairs Division US General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr.
Página 35 - Combating Terrorism: Assessing the Threat" and Brian Michael Jenkins in their respective testimony before the same House subcommittee on 20 October 1999.; and the Hinton testimony "Combating Terrorism: Observation on Biological Terrorism and Public Health Initiatives...
Página 42 - If terrorists were to employ radioactive contaminants, they could not halt the continuing effects of their act, not even long after they may have achieved their ultimate political objectives. It has not been the style of terrorists to kill hundreds or thousands. To make hundreds or thousands of persons terminally ill would be even more out of character.

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