ABSTRACT

Assessing Terrorist Motivations for Attacking Critical 'Chemical' Infrastructure   [open pdf - 952KB]

"This study attempts to minimize some of the ambiguities that presently impede chemical infrastructure threat assessments by providing new insight into the key motivational factors that affect terrorist organizations' propensity to attack chemical facilities. Prepared as a companion piece to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies' August 2004 study - "Assessing Terrorist Motivations for Attacking Critical Infrastructure" - it investigates three overarching research questions: 1) why do terrorists choose to attack chemical-related infrastructure over other targets; 2) what specific factors influence their target selection decisions concerning chemical facilities; and 3) which, if any, types of groups are most inclined to attack chemical infrastructure targets?"

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UCRL-SR-208717
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2004-12-20
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Public Domain
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United Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information:http://www.osti.gov/
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