Accession Number : ADA514341


Title :   Are We Prepared? Four WMD Crises That Could Transform U.S. Security


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514341.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 156


Abstract : Since its inception in 1994, the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD Center) has been at the forefront of research on the implications of weapons of mass destruction for U.S. security. Originally focusing on threats to the military, the WMD Center now also applies its expertise and body of research to the challenges of homeland security. The center's mandate includes research, education, and outreach. Research focuses on understanding the security challenges posed by WMD and on fashioning effective responses thereto. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has designated the center as the focal point for WMD education in the joint professional military education system. Education programs, including its courses on combating WMD and consequence management, enhance awareness in the next generation of military and civilian leaders of the WMD threat as it relates to defense and homeland security policy, programs, technology, and operations. As a part of its broad outreach efforts, the WMD Center hosts annual symposia on key issues bringing together leaders and experts from the government and private sectors.


Descriptors :   *HOMELAND SECURITY , *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , SYMPOSIA , POLICIES , THREAT EVALUATION , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , UNITED STATES , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION , EDUCATION


Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE