THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division of Earth and Life Studies
Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology
Committee on Reducing the Threat of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks by Restricting Access to Chemical Explosive Precursors
Reducing the Threat of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks by
Restricting Access to Explosive Precursor Chemicals
This new report, from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, prioritizes precursor chemicals that can be used to make homemade explosives and analyzes the movement of those chemicals through United States commercial supply chains and identifies potential vulnerabilities. The report also examines current United States and international regulation of the chemicals, and compares the economic, security, and other tradeoffs among potential control strategies.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on November 14, 2017 and can be found, in its entirety, on .