Managing Terrorism's Consequences-- Legal Issues

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December 2002


The risk of catastrophic terrorist attacks presents a new set of problems for the Nation, problems with which officials may not be prepared to cope. The National Commission on Terrorism recognized the need for a legal guide on the implementation of existing legal authority to effectively respond to catastrophic terrorist threats or attacks. This monograph is thus presented on the legal issues of consequence management. A brief overview is presented of emergency planning and 10 aspects of emergency response to catastrophic terrorism are identified and described.