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WMD TerrorismScience and Policy Choices$
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Stephen M. Maurer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012980

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.001.0001

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Profiling the WMD Terrorist Threat

Profiling the WMD Terrorist Threat

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(p.10) (p.11) 2 Profiling the WMD Terrorist Threat
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WMD Terrorism
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Jeffrey M. Bale

Gary A. Ackerman

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.003.0002

This chapter reviews existing scholarly and policy-oriented literature that addresses WMD terrorism in order to identify broader trends and assess the current WMD terrorism threat. It argues that the WMD terrorism literature has reached a kind of plateau in which the same speculative, unsubstantiated interpretations are constantly recycled. Most experts have concluded that WMD terrorism is not an imminent or catastrophic threat. Indeed, they often complain that unlikely “worst-case” scenarios have led to too much money being spent on consequence management and other poorly designed measures.

Keywords:   weapons of mass destruction, terrorist groups, terrorism literature, terrorist threat

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