December 20, 2012

Aum Shinrikyo – Second Edition – English

By Richard Danzig and Zachary Hosford

In the Second Edition of the 2011 CNAS report Aum Shinrikyo: Insights Into How Terrorists Develop Biological and Chemical Weapons, Richard Danzig, Marc Sageman, Terrance Leighton, Lloyd Hough, Hidemi Yuki, Rui Kotani and Zachary M. Hosford provide new analysis of Aum Shinrikyo’s chemical and biological weapons development, which pre-dated their 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system. They focus on Aum Shinrikyo's efforts to produce various chemical and biological agents and the difficulties the cult encountered, providing new insights from key insiders.

Authors

  • Richard Danzig

    CNAS Board of Directors, Senior Advisor, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

    Richard Danzig’s primary activity is as a consultant to U.S. Intelligence Agencies and the Department of Defense on national security issues. He is a Senior Advisor to the Joh...

  • Zachary Hosford

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