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Are We Prepared? Four WMD Crises That Could Transform U.S. Security June 1, 2009 — This report, written by the staff of the National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the fall of 2008 and the early winter of 2009, was conceived initially as a transition paper for the new administration following the 2008 American Presidential election. This report presents four weapons of mass destruction MORE

Can al Qaeda Be Deterred from Using Nuclear Weapons? July 1, 2005 — This occasional paper pursues four different but complementary approaches to dissect the issue of whether acquisition of NBC/R weapons will mean employment for Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. MORE

Anthrax in America: A Chronology and Analysis of the Fall 2001 Anthrax Attacks November 1, 2002 — This paper describes the 2001 anthrax attacks on the United States and provides a one-year snapshot of the attacks and subsequent response. MORE

Bioterrorism and Biocrimes: the Illicit Use of Biological Arms in the 20th century February 1, 2001 — This working paper is an updated study of research that began in 1998; it provides a descriptive analysis of the illicit use of biological agents by criminals and terrorists in the 20th century and draws on a series of specific case studies. MORE