Accession Number : AD1023599

Title :   Enhancing Air Interdiction of WMD

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Ward,Thomas C

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : In the ten years since the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) was proposed the United States has taken steps to expand the network of states involved, improve interdiction laws, and share procedures with involved states. A majority of this effort has been focused on maritime interdiction since most of the worlds trade travels by ship. As the PSI participant states continue to improve their maritime capabilities for detecting, tracking, and interdicting chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) devices and adjust their maritime laws, state and non-state actors involved in proliferating these items will seek alternative transport modes.

Descriptors :   arms control treaties , weapons of mass destruction , department of defense , international law , military strategy , chemical weapons , united nations , united states strategic command , military doctrine , international relations , international security , INTERDICTION

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE