Documentary Poem for Dee's Class (Comments Welcome)


Throughout human history, there
have been many threats to the
security of nations. These
have brought about
large-scale losses of life,

the destruction of property,
widespread illness and injury, the
displacement of large numbers of

people, and
devastating economic loss.
Recent technological advances and
ongoing international political unrest
are components of the increased risk to


General Information About Terrorism

Terrorism is the force against persons
for purposes of
intimidation, coercion, or

ransom. Terrorists use threats
to: create fear among the public; try to
convince citizens that their government is

powerless to prevent
terrorism and

get immediate publicity for their causes.

Acts of terrorism include
threats of terrorism;
assassinations; kidnappings; hijackings; bomb scares and bombings; cyber attacks (computer-based); and the use of

chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons.


Terrorists have
frequently used

explosive devices. Terrorists
do not have to look far to find out
how to make

explosive devices;
the information is readily available
in books and other information sources.

The materials needed for
an explosive device can be
found in many places including

variety, hardware, and
auto supply stores. Explosive devices

are highly portable
using vehicles and humans
as a means of transport. They are

easily detonated from
remote locations or by

suicide bombers.

Chemical Threats

Guidelines for what you should do to
prepare for a chemical

threat: check your disaster supplies kit
to make sure it includes

a roll of duct tape and scissors.

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