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dc.contributor.advisorLavoy, Peter R.
dc.contributor.authorLeHardy, Frank A
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:19:39Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:19:39Z
dc.date.issued1997-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8244
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines terrorist acts involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against unsuspecting civilians by the Aum Shinrikyo and Rajneesh cults. The proliferation of WMD (i.e., nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) has created a concern that terrorists might use WMD. Despite obvious signs, these groups were not identified as terrorists until after they committed terrorist attacks. This thesis identifies common characteristics of terrorists that have used WMD in the past and generates indicators of non-state actors that might commit WMD terrorism in the futureen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/deterringweapons109458244
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleDeterring weapons of mass destruction terrorismen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorDeterrenceen_US
dc.subject.authorWeapons of Mass Destructionen_US
dc.subject.authorTerrorismen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_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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