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dc.contributor.advisorArquilla, John
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, James K.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T22:03:54Z
dc.date.available2013-04-30T22:03:54Z
dc.date.issued1996-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/31959
dc.descriptionNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.description.abstractExecutive Order No. 1298 signed by President Clinton on November 14, 1994 declared a national emergency with resect to the unusual and extraordinary threat that proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (those weapons categorized as nuclear, chemical or biological) poses to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. In the wake of the Cold War, a new world disorder seen's to be emerging wherein the legitimacy of many states is being challenged from within by increasing non-state calls for self determination from the likes of religious cults, hate groups, isolationist movements, ethnic groups, and revivalist movements. These movements often prey on the insecurities of the population, offering to fill psychological, social, political, or religious security needs of those who would join them. Religious oriented groups appear to share a common ideology which rejects existing social, economic, and political structure demanding a drastic revision of the world - a world where they become the authoritarian, dominant influence. These are the Post-Modern Terrorists who possess a ripeness to threaten use of weapons of mass destruction. This study presents an argument suggesting that terrorist groups operating under the veneer of religion are truly the most likely candidates to threaten use of mass destruction in a mass casualty causing terrorist act.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/weaponsofmassdes1094531959
dc.format.extentxx, 333 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleWeapons of mass destruction and terrorism : proliferation and the non-state actoren_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMcCormick, Gordon
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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