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World at risk
the report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism
1st ed.
Bob Graham, Chairman, Jim Talent, Vice-Chairman; Graham Allison ... [et al.].

Published 2008 by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Biological and Nuclear Risks
Findings and Recommendations
Biological Proliferation and Terrorism
Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism
Pakistan : The Intersection of Nuclear Weapons and Terrorism
Russia and the United States
Government Organization and Culture
The Role of the Citizen
Review of Implementation of the Baker-Cutler Report
International Nonproliferation/Counterproliferation Treaties, Regimes, and Initiatives
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Commissioner Biographies
Commission Staff.

Edition 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).

Other Titles
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

Classifications

Library of Congress
HV6431

The Physical Object

Format
Electronic resource
Pagination
xxviii, 132 p.
Number of pages
132

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23086182M
Internet Archive
worldatriskrepor00comm
ISBN 10
0307473260
ISBN 13
9780307473264
LC Control Number
2009373884
Goodreads
5972102

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