Accession Number:

ADP013447

Title:

Analysing the Terrorist Threat

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CDS INC KENT ME

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

It could be argued that there have been three phases in the last century during which particular concern has centered on the evolution of chemical and biological weapons cbw first, from the first world war to the end of the second secondly, from the early fifties to the mid-eighties. In that second phase assessment of the level of risk of enemy use of chemical and biological agents depended largely on the state of east-west relations in other words still within the military context. The third phase, and the one with which we are most concerned today has an entirely different perspective the risk, particularly to civilian populations, of terrorist usage, State sponsored or otherwise. Potential users of cbw are frequently - and probably correctly - referred to as acting within The New Terrorism.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE