Accession Number:

ADA394204

Title:

Radiological Dispersal Devices. Assessing the Transnational Threat

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Defense Science Board Summer Study report recognizes a new and ominous trend transnational threat with a proclivity towards much greater levels of violence. The report states that transnational groups have both access to, as well as the motivation to use, weapons of mass destruction WMD. Military and civil defense planners are increasingly concerned about possible state and non-state use of radiological dispersal devices RDD against U.S. forces and population centers abroad and at home.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE