Creamer, Thomas
November 2005
Fire Engineering;Nov2005 Supplement, Vol. 158, p5
Trade Publication
This article presents information on weapons of mass destruction in reference to terrorist attack in the United States. According to the author terrorist incidents by their very nature are complex, challenging, confusing and most often well choreographed. Effective prevention, deterrence and response require a well organized, appropriately trained and properly managed mission-oriented process involving a broad spectrum of public safety agencies. In 2003, President George W. Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8, designed to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.


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