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Homeland Security by James Carafano, Mark Sauter

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CHAPTER 14WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONUnderstanding Real Threats and Getting Beyond Hype

The Commission believes that unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013.

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, December 2008

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

It is dangerous folly to confuse the unprecedented with the impossible. There are terrorist weapons that can cause catastrophic destruction, inflicting tens of thousands of casualties and hundreds of billions of dollars in physical ruin. There are terrorist groups that want these weapons and plot ways to get ...

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