The Threat of Arson-Induced Forest Fires as a Future Terrorist Weapon of Mass Destruction
In 2006 Robert Arthur Baird of the United States Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting published an article titled "Pyro-Terrorism - The Threat of Arson-Induced Forest Fires as a Future Terrorist Weapon of Mass Destruction" in the journal "Studies in Conflict & Terrorism" in which he states that:
"The United States is at significant risk of a future pyro-terrorist attack - when terrorists unleash the latent energy in the nation's forests to achieve the effect of a weapon of mass destruction - the threat, must be defined America's vulnerabilities understood, and action taken to mitigate this danger to the United States."
This shows that the US military is starting to evaluate the potential threat of a "pyro-terrorist war" in which terrorists hiding in America could instigate a slew of forest fires, grass fires and even urban fires in cities in an attempt to overthrow the American economy and use up its military and fire-fighting resources and demonstrates a lack of people serving in both fire stations and the national guard across America.
We recommend reading his article if you can find it in your local library. It is Volume 29, Issue 5, dated June 2006.