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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

Bringing up plausible place of birth protection options, this booklet examines the aptitude brokers, supply equipment, 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 effect of WMDs on public health and wellbeing, agriculture, and fiscal infrastructures, in addition to the restrictions of sensor/detection know-how and the prediction of strength organic and chemical occasions. It additionally discusses the results of subsequent wave cyberterrorism, the jobs of kingdom and federal corporations, root motives of terrorism, easy methods to diagnose a chemical or bioterrorism occasion within the emergency room, and extra.

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Other technologies newly available in the late 20th Century provide additional channels to transmit large amounts of information, including audio, video, and data tape, plus parallel disk media. The Iranian revolutionary movement inspired by the Ayatollah Khomeini that toppled the Shah in 1979 relied in part upon audio cassette tapes dispatched from Paris in order to direct agents and other followers within Iran. The velocity of some communications increased significantly in the latter half of the 19th Century.

This is equivalent to a detonation of 490 kg of TNT. It is estimated that the Oklahoma City blast amounted to 82 kg of TNT. This attack raises several questions besides those raised in the previous cases. We will raise these questions in two sets—one similar to those raised in the examples cited above, and the other set pertaining to long-range policy. The first set of questions is: 1. 2. Is there any thing close to foolproof airport security? What steps should be taken to enhance airport security?

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? Do we have the same type of preparedness in other parts of the country as in New York? Do we need new codes for buildings of the type of WTC? We seem to be dealing with a particular set of people in this world who are identified with terrorist acts. Do we have the psychological profiles of the people who commit such terrible terrorist acts? Do we have a deep understanding of their religion and beliefs?

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