Article | Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003 | Weapons of Mass Destruction - a Gigantic Disposal Challenge

Title:
Weapons of Mass Destruction - a Gigantic Disposal Challenge
Author:
Kristina Zetterlund: Ministry of Defence, Sweden
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Year:
2003
Conference:
Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003
Issue:
009
Article no.:
027
Pages:
119-119
No. of pages:
1
Publication type:
Abstract
Published:
2003-11-07
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


When on 11 September 2001 the airplanes flew into the World Trade Center; the world froze. The attack was not only a tragedy of massive proportions in terms of lost lives; but it also signified a threshold in terms of what terrorists were prepared to do in order to achieve their objectives. The anthrax attacks during the autumn of 2001 added to concerns over the gigantic threat posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD). In addition; WMD proliferation on a state level has come under the world’s spotlights with the war against Iraq and countries like North Korea stealing the headlines. Perhaps less highlighted are dangers such as the worlds large number of tactical nuclear weapons and the widespread existence of radiological; chemical; and biological material and know-how. In this presentation; the nature and size of the WMD threat will be discussed as well as potential ways of countering that threat.

Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003

Author:
Kristina Zetterlund
Title:
Weapons of Mass Destruction - a Gigantic Disposal Challenge
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Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10-11 November; 2003

Author:
Kristina Zetterlund
Title:
Weapons of Mass Destruction - a Gigantic Disposal Challenge
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