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Encyclopedia > Ten Threats

The ten threats identified by the High Level Threat Panel of the United Nations are: The High Level Threat Panel of the United Nations included LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft as a member, and produced what may be the single best intelligence estimate with respect to the future of mankind and its habitat. ...

According to a briefing on Open source intelligence in relation to these ten threats, World map showing percentage of people living under national poverty lines. ... A disease is an abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort, dysfunction, or distress to the person afflicted or those in contact with the person. ... Environmental degradation refers to the diminishment of a local ecosystem or the biosphere as a whole due to human activity. ... The United States detonated an atomic bomb over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area. ... Genocide is defined by the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) Article 2 as any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: Killing members of the group; Causing... An atrocity (from the Latin atrox, atrocious, from Latin ater = matte black (as distinct from niger = shiny black)) is a term used to describe crimes ranging from an act committed against a single person to one committed against a population or ethnic group. ... The word proliferation can refer to: Nuclear proliferation Chemical weapon proliferation the spread in use of other weapons systems Cell proliferation According to Gloria Anzaldúa (1990), the difference between appropriation and proliferation is that the first steals and harms; the second helps heal breaches of knowledge. ... Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) generally include nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) and, increasingly, radiological weapons. ... Terrorism refers to a strategy of using violence, or threat of violence to generate fear, cause disruption, and ultimately, to bring about compliance with specific political, religious, ideological, and personal demands. ... Open source intelligence (OSINT) is information of potential intelligence value that is available to the general public.[1] It is an intelligence gathering discipline that involves collecting information from open sources and analyzing it to produce usable intelligence. ...

  • 80-90% of the information needed to address these threats is not secret.
  • The U.S. Government is at this time focused only on threats 8 & 9, and not on the others.

 
 

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