Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



First Advisor

William C. Burger, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

James F. Hodgson, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

William R. Harbour, Ph.D.


Every community in America has the potential to be the target of a terrorist attack. When this attack occurs it is the responsibility of local government agencies to combat the problem. These agencies lack many of the resources needed to successfully deal with these types of attacks. Furthermore, many local governments are under the illusion that the federal government and all of its resources will quickly arrive and assume control of the operation.



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