Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger

@article{Carter1998CatastrophicTT,
  title={Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger},
  author={Ashton B. Carter and John M. Deutch and Philip D. Zelikow},
  journal={Foreign Affairs},
  year={1998},
  volume={77},
  pages={80}
}
Terrorism is not a new phenomenon. But today's terrorists, be they international cults like Aum Shinrikyo or individual nihilists like the Unabomber, act on a greater variety of motives than ever before. More ominously, terrorists may gain access to weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear devices, germ dispensers, poison gas weapons, and even computer viruses. Also new is the world's dependence on a nearly invisible and fragile network for distributing energy and information. Long part… 

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