Book/Printed Material World at risk the report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism / Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism / Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

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World at risk the report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism /
Other Title
Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism
Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Summary
The Commission believes that unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013. The Commission further believes that terrorists are more likely to be able to obtain and use a biological weapon than a nuclear weapon. The Commission believes that the U.S. government needs to move more aggressively to limit the proliferation of biological weapons and reduce the prospect of a bioterror attack. Further compounding the nuclear threat is the proliferation of nuclear weapons capabilities to new states and the decision by several existing nuclear states to build up their arsenals. Such proliferation is a concern in its own right because it may increase the prospect of military crises that could lead to war and catastrophic use of these weapons.
Contributor Names
Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (U.S.)
Created / Published
New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Subject Headings
-  Terrorism--Prevention
-  Weapons of mass destruction--Government policy--United States
-  Weapons of mass destruction--Prevention
-  Biological weapons
-  Nuclear nonproliferation
Notes
-  System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
-  Mode of access: Internet from the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism web site. Address as of 12/3/08: http://www.preventwmd.gov/static/docs/report/worldatrisk%5Ffull.pdf; current access available via PURL.
-  Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 2, 2008).
Medium
xxviii, 132 p. : digital, PDF file
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HV6431
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http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS106135
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0906/2009373884-s.html
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0906/2009373884-t.html
Library of Congress Control Number
2009373884
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The Commission believes that unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013. The Commission further believes that terrorists are more likely to be able to obtain and use a biological weapon than a nuclear weapon. The Commission believes that the U.S. government needs to move more aggressively to limit the proliferation of biological weapons and reduce the prospect of a bioterror attack. Further compounding the nuclear threat is the proliferation of nuclear weapons capabilities to new states and the decision by several existing nuclear states to build up their arsenals. Such proliferation is a concern in its own right because it may increase the prospect of military crises that could lead to war and catastrophic use of these weapons.
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Commission On The Prevention Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Proliferation And Terrorism, U.S. World at risk the report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism. New York: Vintage Books, 2008. Web.. https://lccn.loc.gov/2009373884.

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Commission On The Prevention Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Proliferation And Terrorism, U. S. (2008) World at risk the report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism. New York: Vintage Books. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/2009373884.

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Commission On The Prevention Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction Proliferation And Terrorism, U.S. World at risk the report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism. New York: Vintage Books, 2008. Web.. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <lccn.loc.gov/2009373884>.