Naval War College Review


Elliot Hurwitz


With all of the interest that has been shown in terrorism in recent months, relatively little attention has been paid to the possibility that terrorists could dramatically escalate the type of weapons they use, and so pose a much greater threat to organized societies and governments than they do at present. What we have in mind is a terrorist group's use, or credible threat to use, mass casualty weapons ­those that can cause several hundred to tens of thousands of casualties in a single attack.