How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

Book - 2006
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Just about any damage terrorists are likely to be able to perpetrate can be readily absorbed. To deem the threat an "existential" one is somewhere between extravagant and absurd. Chemical and radiological weapons, and most biological ones as well, are incapable of perpetrating mass destruction. The likelihood that a terrorist group will be able to master nuclear weapons any time soon is extremely, perhaps vanishingly, small. Although additional terrorist attacks in the United States remain possible, an entirely plausible explanation for the fact that there have been no terrorist attacks in the United States since 2001 is that there is no significant international terrorist presence in this country. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781416541714
Branch Call Number: 363.32516
Characteristics: vii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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