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A Future Terrorist Attack
An assessment of how a terrorist attack might be conducted in the United States using weapons of mass destruction.
# 107396 | 3,169 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 02, 2008 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11)

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The paper discusses how a "dirty bomb" or a ready made chemical or radiological device would be the most effective way for a terrorist to attack the United States. The paper explains that these radiographic explosive devices would not only destroy relatively large areas of a city or residential area, but would disperse radiation and create psychological havoc and panic. The paper assesses the most likely targets for an attack and reveals that a terrorist could possibly target a less secure location that maximizes the damage to the infrastructure of a country. The paper explains that this could be an important energy or communications system that would affect many and strike a blow at the psychological morale of the country.

Possible Scenarios
Weapons and Materials
The Attack: Targets and Implementation

Sample of Sources Used:

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