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Preventing Catastrophic Terrorism

Sam Nunn

Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, NTI

About

Senator Nunn stresses the importance of building a Global Partnership to secure supplies of vulnerable weapons material and know-how to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. At this London conference "Protecting Against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons: An Action Agenda for the Global Partnership," experts from fifteen security organizations on three continents released a detailed action agenda to reduce these threats and committed themselves to building the necessary political and public support to ensure international action on these urgent issues.

Understanding
the Terrorism Threat

WMD terrorism is a threat to global security. In 2010 testimony, the U.S. director of national intelligence said that dozens of identified domestic and international terrorists and terrorist groups have expressed intent to obtain and use WMD in future acts of terrorism.

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Russia

This article provides an overview of Russia’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

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Global Security Newswire

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  • What Keeps DIA Director Flynn Up at Night

    Nov. 21, 2013

    With cyber threats, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorist groups spreading to more parts of the world, there’s plenty of things that worry Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

  • EU Officials Propose Plan for Preventing WMD Terrorism

    June 25, 2009

    The executive branch of the European Union has moved to bolster the coalition's capabilities to prevent and respond to potential terrorist strikes involving weapons of mass destruction, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday (see GSN, May 19).