NATO and terrorism on scene : new challenges for first responders and civil protection /

International terrorism remains a significant threat to the peace of the world. Weapons using various materials and delivery systems have been directed against cities and infrastructure, and other materials are postulated to be usable within the near future. Some of these materials are unusual or ex...

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Corporate Authors: NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Emergency Management after a Major Terror Attack Ericeira, Portugal)
Other Authors: NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Emergency Management after a Major Terror Attack, Edwards, Frances, Steinhäusler, F., North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Public Diplomacy Division.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands : Springer, 2007.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Series: NATO security through science series. Physics and biophysics.
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Summary: International terrorism remains a significant threat to the peace of the world. Weapons using various materials and delivery systems have been directed against cities and infrastructure, and other materials are postulated to be usable within the near future. Some of these materials are unusual or exotic, while some are modifications of materials used daily for other purposes: biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosive. These materials pose a safety challenge for first responders, slowing the response and potentially killing scarce trained personnel. This book provides informatio.
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index.
Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Security threat assessment -- 3. Protection against terrorism through emergency management structures -- 4. International disaster response -- 5. Research and development needs in field response to terrorism -- 6. Conclusions of the workshop -- Appendix 1: List of participants -- Appendix 2: Countering fourth-generation warfare with first-through third-generation warfare: a theory of functional force employment for first responders -- Appendix 3: Review of the Brazilian emergency management after the radiological incident in Goiania in 1987 -- Appendix 4: Review of the US emergency management after the terror attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001 -- Appendix 5: Review of the US emergency management in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, August 29-- September 1, 2005 -- References -- Acronyms -- Index.
International terrorism remains a significant threat to the peace of the world. Weapons using various materials and delivery systems have been directed against cities and infrastructure, and other materials are postulated to be usable within the near future. Some of these materials are unusual or exotic, while some are modifications of materials used daily for other purposes: biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear and explosive. These materials pose a safety challenge for first responders, slowing the response and potentially killing scarce trained personnel. This book provides informatio.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 262 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-258) and index.
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