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Mandatory Incident Reporting as a Means to Counter C/B Terrorism: Moving from Accident-based to Incident-based Systems

Tarun Krishnakumar


Terrorism involving the use of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) weapons is as dangerous a threat in practice as it is controversial a topic in national security policymaking. While none seriously dispute the destructive potential of a successful CBRN attack, the rarity of such incidents raises important and contentious questions relating to the optimal levels of resource dedication required to deter, prepare for, and respond to these threats.

Corresponding author: Tarun Krishnakumar, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, USA, E-mail:

The author is an attorney licensed to practice law in the United States (California) and India. All views expressed are personal.

Published Online: 2020-08-12

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