New Book on WMD Terrorism by Henley-Putnam University's Jeremy Tamsett, Assistant Editor of the Journal of Strategic Security

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A new book by Henley-Putnam University's Jeremy Tamsett addresses the pressing issue of jihadist terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

A new book by Henley-Putnam University's Jeremy Tamsett, due out in February 2009, addresses the pressing issue of the threat posed by jihadist terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Written for professionals and policymakers working at the forefront of homeland security and anti-terrorist efforts, Jihadists and Weapons of Mass Destruction is an exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive work that covers weapons of mass destruction as jihadist terrorists have used them historically and are likely to use them in the future. Effectively providing greater understanding for one of the foremost security issues of the 21st century, this seminal resource includes the following:

Key Features --

  •     Explores the role of intelligence and law enforcement in anticipating and deterring WMD attacks
  •     Provides an overview of nonproliferation policies
  •     Conducts a groundbreaking quantitative empirical analysis of jihadist behavior
  •     Includes a chapter devoted to CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) material and WMD attack devices
  •     Documents key background on the current ideology, strategy, and tactics of fundamentalist terrorism activity

Leading international experts clearly differentiate between Muslims and jihadists, explore how jihadists translate their ideology into strategy, and focus on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) target selection. Devoid of sensationalism, this multidimensional evaluation adds a heightened level of sophistication to our understanding of terrorism.

"It's great to see a book on this subject coming out now, not only because of potential shifts in national security policy with the incoming Obama Administration, but also because of the ongoing debate about what the greatest threat to this nation will be in the next 4 or 5 years," stated University President Dr. Michael Corcoran. "The simple truth is that terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are not going to go away - more than ever, we need more people on the frontline that have the knowledge, education, and experience to deal with these types of complex issues."

Jeremy Tamsett is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Strategic Security (JSS), published by Henley-Putnam University. Mr. Tamsett is a writer, speaker, and well-known subject matter expert on nuclear and radiological terrorism and homeland security. He has earned degrees from the Monterey Institute, the University of Denver, Texas A&M University, and the University of Kansas.

A leading educational institution in the field of Strategic Security, Henley-Putnam University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Management of Protection Management, and a Doctoral Degree Program in Strategic Security. Henley-Putnam prepares professionals in law enforcement, the military, intelligence, and private industry with skills and insights to advance their careers and protect the future. Committed to building a student/alumni network that serves its community, Henley-Putnam is an accredited member of DETC ( and offers 125+ courses taught by faculty from the CIA, FBI and other agencies. To learn more about Counter Terrorism Training please visit For more information on Henley-Putnam University, call 888-852-8746.


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