Weapons Of Mass Destruction And The Next Research Paper

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Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Next Terror: Assessment of How a Significant Terrorist WMD Attack Might Be Conducted by a Non-State Actors Perpetrator and Why They Can't Stage an Attack

Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMD) have considerable effect to the economies of both developed and developing countries. In the modern world, most terror groups have resolved to use Weapons of Mass Destruction to harm their enemies. The entire syndicate comprises state actors and the terror group, which intends to destroy the target country. The state actors have direct links or channels of communication with such attackers, foreign allies, and several residential alliances with almost similar connections to the terror groups. Most of the terror groups lack essential materials that would aid in the making of some of the most dangerous weapons such as nuclear bombs. The various forms of attack involved when using lethal weapons include dispersion, dissemination, and detonation. Apart from the overview of the topic, the paper seeks to examine and evaluate the review of Literature, the methodology, analysis and findings, and a summary of the fundamental arguments as well as conclusive remarks.


1. Introduction

2. Literature Review

3. Methodology

4. Analysis and Findings

5. Summary and Conclusions

6. References

7. Appendices


The threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) falling into the hands of terror groups is one of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. Such groups would use those weapons indiscriminately against U.S. homeland, partners, allies, or interests abroad. Terrorism has become a global concern particularly following the emergence of several terror groups across the globe

. Most of these groups feature prominently in most retaliatory attacks against their countries or allies. In the contemporary society, terrorists have embarked on making and using weapons of mass destruction against their enemies.

Hypothesis: If the U.S. intervened in an effort to regulate the amount of WMD made by its allies and non-allies as well as review its foreign policy on security, WMD, and terror groups, then incidences of terror attack shall reduce considerably. Since acts of terror results into massive loss of lives and property, the U.S. And allies have put in place mechanisms aimed at enhancing security of their territories and people from dangers of terror attack. Combating terror threats would call for identifying capabilities and desired end states relative to the Weapon of Mass Destruction menace (WMD), working closely with potential partners, identifying the relevant BPC means and ways, and developing a framework essential for assessment of the effectiveness of BPC activities and programs

Purpose Statement

Global security ensures protection of all economies from terrorists and criminals. It has facilitated the achievement of social, economic, cultural, and political programs and ensured such programs are safe. Terrorist attacks and asymmetrical warfare activities have hampered growth and development of several world economies. Retaliatory attacks from renowned terrorist groups have become a major threat to developed and developing countries. This has presumably consumed my studies on information concerning counter-terrorism. In the process of press conferences held by the terrorist groups responding to the efforts of the Veto Power nations, I proactively conducted my survey on situations and theories purported by several authors. According to Cordesman (2002), Terrorism Asymmetric Warfare and Weapons of Mass Destruction, I developed a vast spectrum of the importance of the enhancement of homeland security, especially by the U.S. In counter-attacking terrorists' plans prior WMD attacks. As proposed by the title, the assessment of WMD and the next terror attack is an exploration of provocative facets of study upon security. Arguably, my research pertains the possibility of a major terror attack, warfare tactics aspired to be used and the most likely area of target that terrorist groups opt to destroy, especially worth noting that the leader of the largest terror group, Al Qaeda, was brutally killed; Osama Bin Laden.

Problem Statement

Curbing terrorism in most nations has taken a different turn in events and methodology, especially when various terrorist groups have opted for mass destruction. Such WMD tactics of mass destruction...


Technically, the economies affects become dysfunctional since operational activities on other key sectors such as education, infrastructure, trade and agriculture suffer adverse effects. Such is ill fated to most economies of the world prompting them to invest heavily on security of their borders as well as territories

Research Questions

While economies continue to grapple with security threats originating from terror groups, the making of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons remains a reality. The first step would require that the U.S. national security in corporation with the UN Security Council embark on curbing illegal manufacture of WMD. Statistics has it that most countries in the Middle East engage in the illegal manufacture of these weapons which terror groups (majority from the Middle East) use in lodging attacks against the U.S., partners, allies, or interests abroad. The fundamental research questions prompting the study include:

1. What are the reasons behind rampant cases of terrorist attacks worldwide?

2. What challenges impede efforts of developing and developed economies across the globe to fight terror groups effectively?

3. What are the economic, social, cultural, and political upshots associated with widespread use of weapons of mass destruction among terror groups?

4. What policy and security measures would help curb the escalating rate of criminal and illegitimate manufacture of Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMD)?

Significance of the Study

Addressing the threat of proliferation of WMD, international cooperation, and interagency. If the current influx of terror groups using lethal weapons against their perceived enemies is anything to do by, then, security cooperation programs are inevitable towards achieving a coherent and peaceful humanity. Countries must embrace the economic, social, cultural, and technological abilities of other countries across the globe. It is high time the U.S., allies, and partners embarked on strategies that would eliminate disharmony and suspicion that has existed between them and their rivals for the past few decades

. Although every country has a right to demonstrate their technological and security advancements as well as improvements in other fields, they should not use their technological power to harm innocent neighbors. In the past, weapons of mass destruction have caused the world more harm than good. This was evident during the Second World War when countries that enjoyed sophisticated weapons such as WDM used them to ruin lives and infrastructure of countries that showed up during the war with little or no lethal weapons to enable them lodge any form of retaliatory attack. The nuclear, chemical, radiological, and biological weapons can kill or cause injuries to huge population of people or cause massive damage to the infrastructure of a country or region

Literature Review

Terror groups have now resolved in the use of weapons of mass destruction. The methodologies enhancing this new tactic involve several stakeholders from state actors with direct links with the terror groups, state proxies, extremists groups from foreign allies and several residential alliances with similar links to the terror groups. From research based information, and from arguable scopes from various authors, the new emerging trend of WMD have been instigated by a new wave of thought by the terror groups that constitutes of potential and grotesque threats and bolstering to enforcements of homeland security in the United States of America. The pattern that the next terror attack will follow especially in retaliating towards the U.S. territory is emergent since it forms a clear basis on the given form to be followed in pursuit of WMD and means to incorporate WMD attacks and the extent of lethality of the weapons on the target area.

A non-state actor perpetrator can conduct a comprehensible assessment yet it does not stage attack. Some non-state actors have nuclear ambitions and involve themselves directly as the actual perpetrators of terrorist attack. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) have the capacity to inflict destruction and death on a massive scale. The presence of such weapons in the hands of an antagonistic power threatens peace and stability of not only the subject nation but to neighboring countries and the world at large. Modern weapons of mass destruction might fall into any of the three major categories namely biological, chemical or nuclear. The weapons of mass destruction featured prominently during the World War II, particularly in the firebombing of cities such as Tokyo, Japan, and Hamburg, Germany

Dropping of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima towards the end of the Second World War resulted to death of considerable number of civilians (66, 000). However, radiation injuries resulting from the heat of the single nuclear weapon increased the number of casualties to 140, 000 people by the end of the year. The Soviet Union and United States built stockpiles hosting thousands of nuclear bombs, the artillery shells, and missile warheads. Although the WMD remained unused at the end of the Cold War, the enormous stockpiles showed the level of preparedness of the U.S. And the Soviet…

Sources Used in Documents:


Anthony Cordesman, Terrorism Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction, (New


Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002).

Eric Croddy, James Wirtz, Weapons of Mass Destruction, (London: ABC-CLIO, 2005).

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