Preventing and Responding to WMD Terrorist Attacks This working group is assessing how the UN system and international organizations would collectively respond, to a terrorist attack where nuclear, chemical, biological or radiological weapons or materials are used, and the level of planned coordination among the different entities to facilitate rapid provision of assistance to the affected state/states.
Led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the working group has adopted a two-part work plan.
Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) — chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear — in the hands of a terrorist pose the single gravest threat to international peace and security today. The United States government is determined to work with its foreign partners, both in government and in the private sector, to strengthen our national and collective defenses against this preeminent threat.
Prevent and respond to a WMD-related terrorist attack; and ; Define the nature and source of a terrorist-employed WMD device. WMD in the hands of terrorists is one of the gravest threats we face, and we cannot permit the world’s most dangerous terrorists to threaten us …
The Working Group on Preventing and Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction Attacks (the Working Group) is one of the groups through which certain activities of
The Phoenix JTTF covers both international and domestic terrorism matters. The JTTF is also responsible for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) matters, and Special Events. The Phoenix JTTF exemplifies the axiom that the ability of agencies to share intelligence and pool investigative resources is key to preventing terrorist acts.
Preventing Terrorist Travel and Improving Passenger Screening Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record Data : To identify high-risk travelers and facilitate legitimate travel, DHS requires airlines flying to the United States to provide Advance Passenger Information and Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data prior to departure.
Amid escalating tensions with Iraq and North Korea over their weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs, President George W. Bush released on December 11 his administration’s plans for protecting against and responding to the proliferation of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons.
50. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Congress should ties and be ineffective in preventing terrorist attacks; and didly admits the daunting challenge of responding to attacks that use WMD and information warfare: ‘‘There are a number of challenges that
Managing the Emergency Consequences of Terrorist Incidents: A Planning Guide for State and Local Governments is the result of collaboration and input from experts in the field of emergency operations planning and response to terrorist events involving weapons of mass destruction.