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Putting First Things First: The Global Challenge of Reducing the Threats from Weapons of Mass Destruction

Charles B. Curtis

NTI President Emeritus and Emeritus Board Member


Mr. Curtis urges a reasoned and accepted balance between security and liberty at Scientific American's Summit on Privacy, Security and Safety: Preserving an Open Society in an Age of Terrorism.

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.