The New Face of Terrorism: Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction

The New Face of Terrorism: Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction

By: Nadine Gurr (author), Benjamin Cole (author)Paperback

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This timely book examines the new style of terrorism by small groups, cults, even individuals with access to weapons of mass destruction. These groups and individuals typified by, for example, the Aum cult in Tokyo or the action of Timothy McVeigh in the USA, are more difficult to control than even small disaffected groups with political aims. The events surrounding Usamah bin-Laden are a clear indication of the significance and relevance of the topics covered by this book.


The emergence of the NBC terrorism debate; trends in terrorist activity; technical opportunities and constraints; strategic and tactical motivations and disincentives to using NBC weapons; political disincentives to using NBC weapons; political and theological motivations to using NBC weapons; psychological motivations and inhibitory controls; external motivations - state-sponsored NBC terrorism; external constraints - the security environment created by government counter-measures; the future; appendix 1 - database of biological, chemical and nuclear terrorist incidents; appendix 2.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860644603
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781860644603
  • ISBN10: 1860644600

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