Terrorist acquisition and the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) are exceptionally dangerous challenges to the security of the United States and indeed the entire world. A constant U.S. government priority should be to ensure that this possible threat never materializes.
On June 13, 2008, Daniel Byman submitted recommendations to the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism for improving the U.S. government’s ability to conceptualize, organize for, and counter this threat.
At 12pm on February 8, 2017 at San Diego State University, Vanda Felbab-Brown will provide remarks on her new book, “The Extinction Market: Wildlife Trafficking and How to Counter It.” The event will be held at the university’s Bioscience Gold Auditorium.
On December 6, 2017, Vanda Felbab-Brown joined a panel of experts to discuss her new book, “The Extinction Market: Wildlife Trafficking and How to Counter It,” and how new policy, program, and technological tools can help reduce the threats that illegal wildlife trafficking poses to vulnerable communities and to our national security.
ISIS is also keen to target Italy now because it’s one of the few major European countries it hasn’t yet struck. They’re hoping to inspire violence there so that they can say, in effect, 'we’ve already attacked your capitals in London, in Paris, and in Barcelona, and now we’ve attacked Rome. There’s nowhere we can’t reach.'