Weapons of Mass Destruction
Terrorists with the intent to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) present a grave threat to international peace and security. WMD can kill large numbers of civilians and overwhelm local emergency response units. WMD include nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons, as well as large conventional bombs capable of a high order of destruction.
The United States is committed to preventing terrorists from using these devastating weapons.
If you provide information that leads to the arrest or conviction of any individual committing, attempting or conspiring to commit, or aiding and abetting in the commission of an act of international terrorism involving WMD against U.S. persons or U.S. property worldwide, you may be eligible to receive a reward.
Note: Any intentionally false claims will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
On July 15, 2006, President Bush and President Putin launched the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. The purpose of this unique initiative is to broaden and enhance the partnership to combat the global threat of nuclear terrorism.
The following individuals have been indicted for the use of, or conspiracy to use, WMD:
- Jamal Mohammad al-Badawi
- Ahmad Ibrahim al-Mughassil
- Abdelkarim Hussein Mohamed al-Nasser
- Ibrahim Salih Mohammed al-Yacoub
- Ali Saed bin Ali el-Hoorie
For more information on these and other wanted terrorists, please visit our Most Wanted page.