Description - Countering Terrorism and WMD by Peter Katona
This volume shows us that in order to deal with today's Fourth Generation asymmetric warfare by terrorist groups using conventional arms and weapons of mass destruction, we need a new 'global networked' approach. The contributors examine the various attempts that have been made to counter the latest wave of terrorism, including the US strikes against Afghanistan and Iraq, President George W. Bush's declaration of a 'war against terrorism', the creation of the US Department of Homeland Security, and the 9/11 Commission. Drawing from our experience with 'Terrorism Early Warning' and the co-production of counter-terrorism intelligence, this book explains the need for such a network and shows how it could be formed. It compiles the opinions of experts from clinical medicine, public policy, law enforcement and the military. These expert contributors identify the nature of a global counter-terrorism network, show how it could be created, and provide clear guidelines for gauging its future effectiveness. This book will be of great interest to all students of terrorism studies, US national security, international relations, and political science in general.
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Author Biography - Peter Katona
Peter Katona is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bioterrorism Advisory Committee for Public Health Preparedness and Response and of the Biopreparedness Work Group Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Michael D. Intriligator is Professor of Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy at UCLA where he is also Co-Director of the Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavioral Sciences. John P. Sullivan is a practitioner and researcher specializing in conflict studies, terrorism, intelligence, and urban operations. He is a member of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department where he currently serves as a lieutenant. He is co-founder of the Los Angeles Terrorism Early Warning (TEW) Group and coordinates many of its activities.