WMD & CBRN Terrorism Op-eds & Commentaries Archive

A Doomsday Priority

April 05, 2005

Secretary Michael Chertoff cited the preparedness mission as a top priority during his vision speech at The George Washington University last month.

Local Emergency Response: Enduring the Rhetoric While Trying to Define Readiness (PDF)

September 01, 2002

The 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and the attacks of September 11, 2001, have each emphasized the fact that the United States is vulnerable internally to terrorist attacks--even of catastrophic proportions.

Fighting Terrorism

January 11, 2002

The United States can no longer rely on the protection of the two oceans that have historically shielded its country and people. The terrorist attacks brought home the fact that, since the end of the Cold War, threats have become more complex and far-reaching.