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Rapidly Deployable Chemical Detection System Tested

Through late June and early July, Sandia researchers in Livermore tested the Rapidly Deployable Chemical Detection System (RDCDS) during Oakland A's games at McAfee Stadium. The system, which can be packaged and deployed within 24 hours locally, is designed to provide swift yet effective protection at high-profile events.

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Sensors Could Detect Traces of Chemicals on Passengers

At the University at Buffalo's multidisciplinary Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors, (CUBS) researchers from several academic departments have proposed development of a biometric sensor that could detect traces of chemicals on the fingers of airline passengers.

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Experts Available to Discuss Terrorism

University of Texas at Austin faculty available to discuss terrorism.

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Why *Did* The United States Launch The War On Terror?

When the Bush administration launched its "war on terror" immediately following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, it did so without a "war narrative" "“ a cohesive and consistent story firmly developed in the minds of the public that prepared them politically and psychologically for the conflict, according to a new study co-authored by a University of New Hampshire professor.

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Pediatric Aspects of Emergency Preparedness

Whether of terrorist or natural origins, limited attention has been paid to the needs of children during large-scale public health emergencies. Children are highly vulnerable to chemical or biological agents, don't carry IDs, and may be unable to communicate, notes Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Biopreparedness at Children's Hospital Boston.

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Book Details Use of Fear to Support War on Terror

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A new book by David Altheide, Regents' Professor at Arizona State, asserts that the U.S. government used the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon, as a catalyst to unleash a sophisticated propaganda campaign. That campaign was designed to scare the American people into giving up civil liberties, as well as supporting the war in Iraq, Altheide says in his new book, "Terrorism and the Politics of Fear."

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Govt. Terrorism Deterrence Strategies of Limited Effectiveness

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Government attempts to deter terrorism can backfire and promote invigorated reprisals and a cycle of violence, according to a new study by University of Maryland researchers. The study is based on a review of the world's largest open-source database of terrorist incidents at the DHS-funded National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) housed at Maryland.

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Preparedness Is Crucial in the Aftermath of al-Zarqawi's Death

Emergency management and terrorism preparedness expert Dr. Robert Fleming says the U.S. cannot let its guard down after the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

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University of Haifa Iraq Expert Baram: End of al-Qaida in Iraq

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The death of Zarqawi signals the beginning of the end of the al-Qaida organization and of Sunni rebellion in Iraq", says one of the world's leading experts on Iraq, Prof. Amatzia Baram of the University of Haifa.

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Terror Attacks Against Companies Drop Stock Values Significantly

Terrorist attacks targeting specific companies cost those firms an average of $401 million in stock value per incident, according to a new study. Researchers studied 75 terrorist incidents around the world between 1995 and 2002 and found that the target companies saw their stock prices drop an average of 0.83 percent on the day of the terrorist incident.







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