Avoiding Armageddon
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The Avoiding Armageddon documentary is the centerpiece of an extensive effort to raise awareness about weapons of mass destruction and terrorism and launch a national dialogue about these issues.

The series raises "what if" questions that give pause: What if the next act of terrorism involved nuclear weapons? What if a chemical agent that could harm or kill a significant number of people was released in our cities or subways? What if a biological weapon set off a devastating epidemic?

But while the series brings attention to these frightening scenarios, it also highlights ways to address these threats. This Discussion Leader's Guide was designed as a companion to the Avoiding Armageddon series to help discussion group leaders engage community members in informal dialogue about the issues presented in the documentary by providing thought-provoking questions, background material, series highlights and an extensive list of follow-up resources.

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