WMD & CBRN Terrorism Policy Reports Archive

Enhancing Preparedness for Cyanide Terrorism (PDF)

September 20, 2005

Although US governmental agencies consider a cyanide terrorist attack probable, the United States is ill prepared for mass-casualty incidents involving cyanide...To make the most of a window of time for effective intervention, preparedness efforts should entail education of emergency responders and health care professionals about cyanide as a primary or secondary toxicant risk and about the recognition and treatment of cyanide poisoning.

Combating Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Terrorism: A Comprehensive Strategy (Purchase Book)

May 21, 2001

The time has come for a cold-eyed assessment and evaluation based on program reviews and other measures of effectiveness. This report offers such an assessment, providing a road map of near- and long-term priorities for senior federal officials to marshal federal, state, local, private sector, and nongovernmental resources for defending the U.S. homeland against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism.