Terrorists have many methods that they can use, including threats, assassinations, kidnappings, hijackings, bombs, cyber attacks, and CBRNs. CBRNs consist of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons. This website offers practical information about safety in general and each CBRN weapon. Navigate using the links on the left.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “General Information About Terrorism”. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 4 June 2009. 2 August 2010. http://www.fema.gov/hazard/terrorism/info.shtm
This article is a compilation of public statements on CBRNs and the potential terrorist use of them since July 1997. The methods and weapons used by terrorists to attack targets are evolving with the technology of today’s world. In the past, terrorists used conventional weapons, but now they are seeking chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). “Statements on Potential Terrorist Use of CBRN Agents — Central Intelligence Agency”. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 20 June 2008. 2 August 2010. https://www.cia.gov/news-information/cia-the-war-on-terrorism/public-statements-on-potential-terrorist-use-of-chemical-biological-radiological-and-nuclear-cbrn-agents.html#top
Terrorists may use economic targeting, which is an attack or series of attacks in which the main goal is to economically damage the target. This is done by either threatening to or actually destroying or damaging property and people.
Dixon, Lloyd. Greenfield, Victoria A. Jackson, Brian A. “Economically Targeted Terrorism A Review of the Literature and a Framework for Considering Defensive Approaches”. RAND Corporation. 2007. 2 August 2010. http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2007/RAND_TR476.sum.pdf