Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism by Tushar K. Ghosh, Mark A. Prelas, Dabir S. Viswanath,

By Tushar K. Ghosh, Mark A. Prelas, Dabir S. Viswanath, Sudarshan K. Loyalka

Mentioning doable place of origin safeguard thoughts, this ebook examines the aptitude brokers, supply tools, and poisonous and unhazardous results of attainable nuclear, organic, and chemical terrorist assaults. supplying countermeasures for governmental and emergency first-response groups, the booklet covers the impression of WMDs on public future health, agriculture, and monetary infrastructures, in addition to the constraints of sensor/detection know-how and the prediction of power organic and chemical occasions. It additionally discusses the consequences of subsequent wave cyberterrorism, the jobs of kingdom and federal companies, root reasons of terrorism, find out how to diagnose a chemical or bioterrorism occasion within the emergency room, and extra.

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Less complexity predicts greater reliability. Often used weapons are frequently small, portable, easy to hide before the event, disposable, do not require great skill among agents to prepare or use, and have long records of accomplishment. For centuries, most terrorists relied primarily upon the knife. Zealots used knives to kill prominent citizens at public gatherings in Jerusalem and other cities. The knife remained the preferred implement of terrorism until the 19th Century. Guns existed long before most terrorists began to use them.

Do these agencies work separately? Is there a need for these two agencies to work closely at least in certain cases? Should several departments such as the law enforcement, CIA, FBI, and INS work together? In that case who should be in charge of these departments? Should the Federal government create a separate umbrella to oversee the work of these departments? 10 Introduction 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. The New York City Fire Department, hospitals, volunteers, police, and other agencies did a heroic job. Was the emergency preparedness adequate?

What is their educational background, and did they understand what they were up to? 12. What measures are in place to disseminate information? Should this information be disseminated at all? 13. How far can the government go before constitutional rights are violated? SECOND WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK On September 11, 2001, two jets from Boston—one bound to Los Angeles and the other one to San Francisco—were crashed into Towers 1 and 2 of the WTC. In all, four passenger jets were involved in different attacks on that day, killing over 3,000 persons.

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