Since the publication of the first edition in 2011, new security threats have come to the forefront. Among these, we have heard about terrorist weapons/delivery methods becoming increasingly sophisticated, seen the rise of ISIS and the Khorasan Group, seen extensive reporting on the theft or loss of nuclear and radioactive material, and many, many other alarming situations being played out accross the globe. John Pichtel's new edition will update existing sections and add new sections covering the use of drones, directed-energy weapons, threats to critical infrastucture and key resources, theft of radioactive material and new case studies amongs others.
John Pichtel is a professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has been a faculty member since 1987. His primary research and professional activities have been in management of hazardous materials, remediation of contaminated sites, and environmental chemistry.