WMD terrorism: The next phase?
The Sept. 11 attacks brought home to America the reality of terrorists organizing globally to cause casualties on a scale not previously experienced. Now, in the post-Saddam Hussein chapter of the war on terror, have we forestalled worse threats? The answer, tragically, is no. Conventional wisdom among terrorism experts is that it’s possible, if not highly probable, that more sophisticated terrorist movements, such as Al Qaeda, will employ weapons of mass destruction (WMD) – biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear – against their perceived enemies. It is no longer a question of if, but when, such an attempt will be made. But this troubling, yet simple, realism can put us a step closer to reducing the threat. Full Story