Accession Number : ADA406480
Title : Responding to the Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction After September 11, 2001
Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Lewy, Donald L
Report Date : 09 Apr 2002
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : This paper addresses the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction as it is understood following the events of 11 September 2001 and the anthrax attacks directed at congressional and media offices in the weeks that followed. The various types of risks are explored with emphasis on chemical agents, biological pathogens, and radiological weapons. Then, the planned governmental response is evaluated with concentration on the role of the Department of Defense and the Armed Forces with a particular focus on the Reserve Components. Based on this analysis, conclusions and recommendations are offered in the context of better ensuring that the planned response to possible employment of weapons of mass destruction is adequate to meet the threat.
Descriptors : *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , *TERRORISM , MILITARY RESERVES , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , THREATS , ATTACK , RESPONSE , CHEMICAL AGENTS , ANTHRAX , HOMELAND SECURITY
Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE