Technology for Combating WMD Terrorism

  • Peter J. Stopa
  • Zvonko Orahovec
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 174)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The WMD Terrorist Threat

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Michal Bartoszcze, Marcin Niemciewicz
      Pages 5-10
    3. Christopher D. Dishovsky
      Pages 41-44
  3. Supporting Science and Technology: Commentary and Technical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-47
    2. Peter J. Stopa, John Walther, Jeff Morgan
      Pages 53-66
    3. Michal Bartoszcze, Agata Bielawska-Drozd
      Pages 67-74
    4. Jiyoung Lee, Rolf A. Deininger
      Pages 75-80
    5. Milos P. Stojiljkovic, Zoran A. Milovanovic, Vesna Kilibarda, Dubravko Bokonjic, Danka Stefanovic, Biljana Antonijevic
      Pages 111-117
    6. Walter L. Zielinski, Steven Kornguth
      Pages 119-124
  4. Systems Integration

About these proceedings


Much has been written on WMD terrorism, but few books present a systems approach to this problem. In this book, we present an integrated view of WMD terrorism. The threat section reviews several scenarios that a terrorist might use and a very comprehensive list of the possible biological organisms and compounds that can be used as biological, mid-spectrum, and chemical threats. In the science and technology section, the technical aspects of a successful defense against WMD agents are presented. Arguments are presented for the control of the release of scientific information to bolster CB defense. Approaches to biological agent detection and a system for ranking detection technologies are discussed next. The generic approach to biological screening and detection is then illustrated with some applications of generic detectors to water, food, and aerosol. The future of biological detection and identification is also presented, along with a call to perhaps change the paradigms that we are using. The last section of the book deals with response system planning. An example of regional cooperation is presented. Risk-based management is discussed and a practical example of this approach to emergency planning is presented. Arguments for an epidemiological reporting system are presented, while the last chapter discusses means to integrate the various components of a response system via a software tool.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter J. Stopa
    • 1
  • Zvonko Orahovec
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological CenterAberdeen Proving GroundUSA
  2. 2.Ministry of DefenseZagrebRepublic of Croatia
  3. 3.Laboratory for NBC Protection NBC Training CenterLTC Zvonko OrahovecZagrebCroatia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2682-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2683-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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