World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

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This book outlines the findings of the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, established to build on the work of the 9/11 Commission. The Commission's report examines the government's current policies and programs, identifies gaps in prevention strategy and recommends ways to close them. It sets forth the possible threats to the United States if terrorists acquire weapons of mass destruction and provides thirteen recommendations for unilateral and international actions that could increase worldwide safety.

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xxviii, 132 p.

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Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (U.S.) December 2008.

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  • Main Title: World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
  • Alternate Title: World at Risk: The Report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism

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This book outlines the findings of the bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, established to build on the work of the 9/11 Commission. The Commission's report examines the government's current policies and programs, identifies gaps in prevention strategy and recommends ways to close them. It sets forth the possible threats to the United States if terrorists acquire weapons of mass destruction and provides thirteen recommendations for unilateral and international actions that could increase worldwide safety.

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xxviii, 132 p.

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Publisher's description: The bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism was established by the U.S. Congress to build on the work of the 9/11 Commission. The Commission has interviewed over 200 experts inside and outside of government. They have met with counterterrorism and intelligence officials at home and abroad who are working to stop proliferation and terrorism. The Commission's report examines the government's current policies and programs, identifies gaps in prevention strategy and recommends ways to close them. 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

The creation of the Commission, which was established by House Resolution 1, implements a key recommendation of the independent, bipartisan 9/11 Commission to address the grave threat that the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction poses to our country. The Commission assessed the nation's current activities, initiatives, and programs aimed at preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism and provided key recommendations.

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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 Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, book, December 2008; New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc123525/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.