Chapter 7

Promoting Public Resilience against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Terrorism

Kristian Krieger and M. Brooke Rogers


Responding to the threats from terrorism has traditionally revolved around the notions of prevention and security. Responses therefore often target potential perpetrators, make extensive use of technology (e.g., surveillance), and are dominated by law enforcement and military activities. The prevention of numerous terror attacks vindicates the repeated focus on prevention and security. However, successful attacks, such as those with Sarin on Tokyo’s subway (1995), the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York (2011), and the train bombs in Madrid (2004) and on London’s transport system (2005), ...

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