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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

NATO And Terrorism

On Scene: New Challenges for First Responders and Civil Protection

Editors: Edwards, Frances L., Steinhäusler, Friedrich (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of the challenges posed by terrorism to first responders and emergency managers
  • Provides a unique approach to coordinating preparedness and response to terrorism attacks against cities and infrastructure across boundaries
  • Provides a unique set of non-traditional tools and strategies for enhancing response to WMD, WMK, and WMDi-terrorist attacks
  • Provides a unique approach to training and exercising to being prepared for terrorism response
  • Provides insight into fourth generation warfare and its challenge to first responders
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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 information about how leading agencies across the NATO membership are preparing to confront and respond to terrorists deploying Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Weapons of Mass Killing (WMK) and Weapons of Mass Disruption (WMDi). Based on contributions by experts from NATO member states, Israel and the Russian Federation, this book offers information on fourth generation warfare as a new challenge to first responders. It also provides a variety of insights into methods for preparing for and responding to WMD-, WMK-, and WMDi-events, using new technologies and strategies. Furthermore, the book offers solution for restoring the community to functioning after such a major terror attack. Topics include preparing, planning, operations, equipment, training and unique applications of existing technologies for countering terrorist attacks against cities and their infrastructure.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6277-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6275-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6276-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NATO And Terrorism
Book Subtitle
On Scene: New Challenges for First Responders and Civil Protection
Editors
  • Frances L. Edwards
  • Friedrich Steinhäusler
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6277-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6277-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6275-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6276-6
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 262
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