Individual Preparedness and Response to Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, and Biological Terrorist Attacks

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Rand Corporation, Sep 5, 2003 - Political Science - 198 pages
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Individual preparedness is an important element of our nation's strategy for homeland security. This report adopts a scenario-driven approach that provides a rigorous way to identify actions-linked specifically to terrorist attacks-individuals can take to protect their health and safety. The result is an individual's strategy across four types of terrorist attacks-chemical, radiological, nuclear, and biological-consisting of overarching goals and simple and directive response and preparatory actions. The actions are appropriate regardless of likelihood of an attack, scale of attack, or government alert level; designed to be sensitive to potential variations; and defined in terms of simple rules that should be easy for individuals to adopt.
 

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Contents

Chapter One INTRODUCTION
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Chapter Two SCENARIO APPROACH TO DEVELOPING AN INDIVIDUALS STRATEGY
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Chapter Three AN INDIVIDUALS STRATEGY
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Chapter Four CONCLUSIONS
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Appendix A CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM SCENARIOS
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Appendix B EMERGENCY GUIDELINES
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Appendix C FOCUS GROUP METHODS AND RESULTS
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Appendix D A REVIEW OF THE RISKPERCEPTION AND RISKCOMMUNICATION LITERATURE
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
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