POSSIBLE WAYS TO COMBAT TERRORISM
INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION IS A CRUCIAL ELEMENT IN THE WORLD SYSTEM AND MUST BE STRENGTHENED
Richard H. Solomon & Chester A. Crocker, United States Institute of Peace, January 17, 2001, The Washington Post SECTION: EDITORIAL; Pg. A17 HEADLINE: Lone Ranger No More; Without innovations in diplomacy and defense, we are likely to fight the wrong battles. //VT2002acsln
WE MUST JOIN WITH MODERATE ISLAMIC FORCES TO OPPOSE RADICAL ISLAMISTS
Daniel Pipes , director of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum, April 11, 2001, The Jerusalem Post SECTION: OPINION; Pg. 8 HEADLINE: The new global threat //VT2002acsln
Ironically, Moslem governments are far ahead of their non-Moslem counterparts in understanding the profound menace of radical action in the name of Islam.
Leaders in Tunisia, Turkey, and elsewhere have taken serious steps to combat this latter-day totalitarianism.
The time has come for Westerners also to understand that Islamism presents a truly global threat, and to devote the mental energy and material resources required to fight it.
THERE IS A PROFOUND NEED TO EDUCATE AMERICANS ABOUT WMD TERRORISM
Eric R. Taylor is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Louisiana November 27, 2000 Are We Prepared for Terrorism Using Weapons of Mass Destruction? Cato Policy Analysis No. 387http://www.cato.org//pubs/pas/pa-387es.html //VT2002acsln
The most significant shortcoming of the Nunn-Lugar-Domenici law is the complete lack of any educational program to prepare the public for an NBC attack. Although the public is the ultimate target of any terrorist attack, average citizens are left ignorant of the fundamentals of preparedness that even the lowest private in the U.S. Army is taught for survival. The lack of any credible public education program in matters of awareness and response violates many entrenched principles of emergency management.