In a literal sense UNATCO simply stands for United Nations’ Anti-Terrorist Coalition. In a more figurative sense we stand for the same values that any reasonable world citizen holds dear. Truth, justice, and one world peace.
UNATCO serves two main functions: Investigation and prevention. When a terrorist attack occurs anywhere in the world, our Intelligence branch immediately dispatches a team to gather every possible scrap of information; eyewitness accounts, circumstantial evidence, and forensic evidence including chemical and DNA traces. We analyse these elements to develop a “signature” for each attack we investigate. If, for example, an ongoing hostage crisis in Hong Kong has signature elements that match a previous attack in Madrid, we can provide Hong Kong with more effective scenarios on how to deal with their situation. Also, if the perpetrators in Hong Kong manage to escape punishment on a technicality, the evidence we provide might very likely warrant extradition to Madrid for trial. Due process in any one country need no longer interfere with the prosecution of criminals who make the world their victim.
Our Security branch is tasked with using the information developed by the investigators to continually develop and improve methods of preventing terrorist attacks. We operate a school similar to the US Army’s School of the Americas where we share with the world our developments in combating terrorism. Students are accepted by invitation only and include officers from Member Nations’ armed forces, law enforcement, and specially selected UN Peacekeeping troops. The UN troops are then given the option of joining our elite rapid-deployment anti-terrorism units.
Before the 1990’s, Terrorism was a term that used to describe a premeditated, organised threat to the peace designed to support or draw attention to a given political agenda. As the technology available to terrorists has improved, the scope of their destruction has expanded. Glenn E. Schweitzer and Carol C. Dorsch in their book Super-terrorism: Assassins, Mobsters, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (Plenum Press, 1998) define terrorism as committing violent acts using advanced technological tools to cause massive damage to populations and/or to public and private support networks. The attacks can come in the form of explosive strikes, hostage crises, extortion campaigns, chemical warfare, computer attacks, and many others. And unfortunately, the perpetrators are no longer limited to political groups. Occult groups, unbalanced individuals, and illicit trade organisations now have access to the materials necessary to commit wide-spread, indiscriminate attacks for no more reason than profit, or a desire to create chaos.
With Resolution 687 the United Nations created the UN Special Commission, or UNSCOM, in 1991, to inspect suspected Iraqi biological and nuclear weapons manufacturing facilities. UNATCO was originally secretly created as a sister organisation to UNSCOM. UNATCO’s investigative documentation proved to be valuable far beyond it’s original task of connecting terrorist materials to Iraqi manufacturers. By tracing a concrete path from Columbian drug money to Middle Eastern terrorist groups in 1995, UNATCO was able to prove its value as an intelligence and communication resource . Ronald Reagan’s declaration of War on Drugs and the declaration of terrorism as a national emergency created the opportunity for UNATCO to operate in the United States. UNATCO agents first served as liaison to the UN for Multi-Jurisdictional Task Forces. Originally UNATCO was merely an observer but after such incidents as the World Trade Center Bombing, the bombing of the 1996 Olympics, and the Oklahoma City bombing, UNATCO was invited to take a more active role in intelligence gathering. We coordinate with the FBI, ATF, DEA, and local law enforcement. We also operate independently in an investigative capacity only.
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FEMA is the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This Agency is the U.S. Federal Government’s front-line organisation for responding to natural or man-made national emergencies and coordinating disaster-relief. FEMA’s goal is to prevent, manage, or minimize the damage caused by any attack on the U.S. populace or infrastructure. FEMA distributed relief funds to farmers after the 1997 Midwest Flood. FEMA organised trucking of livestock feed to relieve some of the pressures of the 1995 drought in the South Eastern United States. With the ability to deploy the National Guard, re-route commercial trucking, take control of the National Power Grid or the broadcast and cable communication lines, FEMA is America’s first line of defense against another Dustbowl, another LA Riot, another Great Depression, or another Waco.
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Deus Ex is title of a video game in production by an entertainment studio in the United States. UNATCO has no connection at all with the game or the company. If you want to learn more about this game you may do so at their website: www.deusex.com.