Accession Number : ADA415732


Title :   Invasive Species - A Threat to the Homeland?


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Pratt, Robert J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a415732.pdf


Report Date : 07 Apr 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : This Strategic Research Project seeks to determine whether a potential adversary's introduction of an invasive species (Ebola, brown tree snake, zebra mussel etc.) into the United States poses a threat to our national security. This Strategic Research Project analyzes historical precedents to determine their effects and thus to predict the effects of a future attack. Several examples are used to depict this, to include a foot and mouth disease attack to destroy the livestock industry. The project examines reasons an adversary may choose this type of attack. It then assesses the Invasive Species Management Plan of the National Invasive Species Council. It concludes with recommendations for strengthening the nation's defense against an invasive species attack.


Descriptors :   *BIOLOGY , *DISEASES , *GENETIC ENGINEERING , *TERRORISM , NATIONS , UNITED STATES , NATIONAL SECURITY , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ATTACK , PREVENTION , ECOLOGY


Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE