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World at risk - Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism

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Title
World at risk - the report of the Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism
Author
Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Vintage Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20081203

"The greatest danger of another catastrophic attack in the United States will materialize if the world's most dangerous terrorists acquire the world's most dangerous weapons." -The 9/11 Commission Report

The bipartisan Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism was established by the U.S. Congress to build on the work of the 9/11 Commission by assessing our nation's progress in preventing weapons of mass destruction proliferation and terrorism, and providing a roadmap to greater security with concrete recommendations for improvement.

The Commission has interviewed over 200 experts inside and outside of government. They have met with counterterrorism and intelligence officials here at home and abroad who are working to stop proliferation and terrorism The Commission's report examines the government's current policies and programs, identifies gaps in our government's prevention strategy and recommends ways to close them.

The threat of terrorist attacks in the United States and elsewhere is still very real. The world remians at risk There is more that can and must be done. Our security depends on it.

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Established by House Resolution 1 in May 2008, the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorismwas chaired by former Senator Bob Graham.Members of this bi-partisan committee included Vice-Chairman Jim Talent, Timothy J. Roemer, Wendy R. Sherman, Graham T. Allison, Richard Verma, Henry Sokolski, Stephen Rademaker, and Robin Cleveland.

Bob Graham is a retired US Senator, who served three terms representing Florida. While recognized for his leadership on issues ranging from health care to environmental preservation, Senator Graham is best known for his 10 years of service on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, including 18 months as chairman in 2001-2002, during which he cochaired the House-Senate Joint Inquiry into the intelligence community's failures prior to 9/11. Following the release of a declassified version of the Joint Inquiry's final report in July 2003, Senator Graham advocated reform of the intelligence community and sponsored legislation to bring about needed changes.

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st Vintage Books Edition, Authorized Edition, 1st Edition
Keyword Index
Terrorism - Prevention.|Weapons of mass destruction - Government policy - United States.|Biological weapons.|Nuclear nonproliferation.|National security - United States.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
132

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