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Title Aum Shinrikyo : insights into how terrorists develop biological and chemical weapons / by Richard Danzig [and others]
Published Washington, DC : Center for a New American Security, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (61 pages) : color illustrations (digital, PDF file)
Contents Aum's early development and turn to violence -- Mass violence and the initiation of a biological weapons program -- The chemical program and multiple Sarin attacks -- Observations and implications
Summary In 1995, the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo unleashed terror on the Tokyo subway system with a highly publicized Sarin gas attack. However, less is known about the group's development of biological and chemical weapons and about their prior attacks using these weapons. Through personal interviews and correspondence with former members of Aum Shinrikyo's leadership, the report provides never-before documented information on the terrorist group and its operations. The observations from this study have wide-ranging applications for terrorist groups worldwide
Notes "July 2011."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-61)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (CNAS, viewed July 27, 2011)
Subject Oumu Shinrikyō (Religious organization)
Oumu Shinrikyō (Religious organization)
Biological weapons
Chemical weapons
Terrorists -- Psychology
Biological weapons.
Chemical weapons.
Terrorists -- Psychology.
terrorism -- psychology -- CBW -- Japan.
Form Electronic book
Author Danzig, Richard
Center for a New American Security