Aptitude for Destruction, Volume 2: Case Studies of by Brian A. Jackson

By Brian A. Jackson

Case stories of the organizational studying avtivities of 5 significant terrorist teams and a technique for ascertaining what and why they realized.

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A number of Japanese media sources and some book-length accounts allege that Aum acquired classified information from the JDA, obtained a list of addresses of all the police stations in Japan, and discovered that the NPA had been taking environmental samples from around the Satian-7 sarin production facility (Kaplan and Marshall, 1996, pp. 188–189). These reports do not provide named sources for these allegations. 9 Aum’s intelligence operations in Japan are difficult to assess. The group’s bold use of its wealth and the nature of Japanese and Russian society were probably more decisive for Aum’s operations and their weapons procurement activities than was advance notice of the plans of law enforcement authorities.

The reasons for this are not clear. The group may have felt that it did not need this type of assistance—it had its own scientific capabilities and, theoretically, the money to purchase whatever material or equipment it needed. Additionally, the leaders did not want to risk revealing their evil activities. Aum may also have tried to get outside support but found that foreign scientists and institutions were not willing to accommodate the request. It is possible that someone with the Soviet formula for making sarin was willing to sell the instructions, which would probably have been less risky than actually providing the training.

Aum’s most significant discontinuous learning probably accounts for its most deadly mass-casualty attack, although the importance of the Soviet formula to Aum’s chemical weapons program is still not well known. Was the group unable to manufacture sarin at all prior to obtaining this formula, or did the formula help it achieve larger-scale production? Did the formula only confirm what the group already knew? Answers to these questions may provide valuable insights into the danger of specificknowledge proliferation.

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