Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction: Radiological, Chemical, and Biological
R. Everett Langford  More Info

Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious and Secular Perspectives (The Ethikon Series in Comparative Ethics)
Cambridge University Press  More Info

Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Joseph Cirincione  More Info

Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Growing Threat
CRC  More Info

Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Encyclopedia of Worldwide Policy, Technology, and History (2 volume set)
ABC-CLIO  More Info

Common Sense On Weapons Of Mass Destruction
Ambassador Thomas, Jr. Graham  More Info

Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Future of International Nonproliferation Policy (Studies in Security and International Affairs)
Nathan E. Busch  More Info

Surviving Weapons of Mass Destruction
Charles Stewart  More Info

Homeland Security

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Alternative Futures

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Key findings of the report:


  • Among driving forces in the international security environment affecting the potential future use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) against the Unites States, those judged to be the most significant are the spread of radical Islam and the increase of globalization.
  • Plausible events could lead to alternative futures in which radical Islam and globalization could be either high or low. 
  • The likelihood of the use of WMD would be highest in the Hidden Islam scenario and lowest in the Open Borders scenario. 
  • Each scenario has different opportunities, allies, threats and competitors.
  • In all scenarios, there are indicators and signposts that occur in the years prior to their full development that the intelligence community will be tasked to monitor and identify.


Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism (Textbook)
Brigadier General USA (Ret),Russell Howard  More Info

According to the book description of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism, “Brigadier General (Retired) Russell Howard and Dr. James Forest have collected original and previously published seminal articles and essays by scientists, academics, government officials, and members of the nation’s security and intelligence communities. The editors and several of the authors write from practical field experience in nonproliferation and counterterrorism efforts. Others have had significant responsibility for developing government policies to address the threat of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. The contributors include a majority of the significant names in the field including Bruce Hoffman, Brian Jenkins, Jonathan Tucker, Rohan Gunaratna, David Franz, Richard Betts, William Rosenau, and David Albright.

Unit One of the book introduces key terms and addresses important strategic and policy debates. Authors explain how the new forms of terrorism affect the post-9/11 security environment and introduce the notion that weapons of mass destruction could give terrorists short-term, asymmetric attack advantages over conventional military forces. Unit Two offers detailed accounts of the characteristics, availability, and dangers of specific types of WMD, along with four case studies that associate theory with practice an important feature of this volume. Unit Three deals with past, present, and future national and international responses to and defenses against the threat of WMD terrorism. And in the final section of the volume, authors predict future WMD threats and seek to draw on past events and mistakes in order to identify lessons and strategies for the future.

Appendices include a primer on bioterrorism and fact sheets on chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological terrorism. Brigadier General (retired) Russell Howard, a career Special Forces officer, is the former Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy. He has had numerous antiterror and counterterror responsibilities and has taught and published books and articles on terrorism subjects.. . James Forest is the Director of Terrorism Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Military Academy. His teaching, research and publications focus on terrorist recruitment and training.. . Major Joanne Moore is a career Army officer, currently serving in Iraq. Until recently, she served as an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Military Academy, teaching courses on American politics and homeland security.”

International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Oxford Monographs in International Law)
Daniel H. Joyner  More Info

According to the book description of International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, “Proliferation of WMD technologies is by no means a new concern for the international community. Indeed, since the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty in 1968, tremendous energies have been expended upon diplomatic efforts to create a web of treaties and international organizations regulating the production and stockpiling of WMD sensitive materials within states, as well as their spread through the increasingly globalized channels of international trade to other states and non-state actors.

However, the intervention in 2003 by Western powers in Iraq has served as an illustration of the importance of greater understanding of and attention to this area of law, as disagreements over its content and application have once again lead to a potentially destabilizing armed intervention by members of the United Nations into the sovereign territory of another member state. Other ongoing disputes between states regarding the character of obligations work assumed under non-proliferation treaty instruments, and the effect of international organizations' decisions in this area, form some of the most contentious and potentially destabilizing issues of foreign policy concern for many states.

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of international law and organizations in the area of WMD proliferation. It will serve both as a reference for understanding the law as it currently exists in its political and economic context, as well as an analysis of areas in which amendments to existing law and organizations are needed.”

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