Containing the Threat from Illegal Bombings: An Integrated National Strategy for Marking, Tagging, Rendering Inert, and Licensing Explosives and Their Precursors

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National Academies Press, May 27, 1998 - Political Science - 384 pages
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In response to the rising concern of the American public over illegal bombings, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms asked the National Research Council to examine possible mechanisms for reducing this threat. The committee examined four approaches to reducing the bombing threat: addition of detection markers to explosives for pre-blast detection, addition of identification taggants to explosives for post-blast identification of bombers, possible means to render common explosive materials inert, and placing controls on explosives and their precursors. The book makes several recommendations to reduce the number of criminal bombings in this country.

 

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Contents

Executive Summary
1
1 Introduction
21
2 Improving the Capability to Detect Explosives
41
3 Taggants for Preblast and Postblast Identification of Explosives
73
4 Rendering Explosive Materials Inert
97
5 Limiting Criminal Access to Explosives and Precursor Chemicals
117
Bibliography
159
A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
167
F Summary of European Site Visit
198
G An Analysis of the Legal Issues Attendant to the Marking Inerting or Regulation of Explosive Materials
215
H Test to Evaluate Detonability
341
I Laboratories Capable of Testing
344
J Probabilistic Aspects of Taggant Recovery
347
K Criteria for Ranking Common Explosive Chemicals
352
L Be Aware for America Survey
356
M Components of Explosive Systems
359

B Statement of Task
173
C Committee Meetings
177
D Summary of Presentations and Materials from Marker and Taggant Vendors
182
E Summary of Presentations and Materials from Nonfederal Stakeholders
191
N Glossary
363
O Acronyms and Abbreviations
369
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