Tackling global terror

Intelligence or detection? The Yemen challenge


Tom Sorrell


Professor Tom Sorrell and Dr Chris Mayhew

“The recent terror plot to transport printers containing the explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate, or PETN,
from Yemen to Chicago synagogues
has once again focused attention on
the need to detect explosives reliably and in real-time.”

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Steve Hewitt


Dr Steve Hewitt

“The current battle between the counter-terrorists and al-Qaeda linked or inspired terrorists is similar to a chess match. Each terrorist move is met by a response. The response is then examined and the next move is made by those planning attacks.”

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