Slowing the Genie's Spread: Reversing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL
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The rise of US conventional aerospace capabilities as displayed in Operation DESERT STORM and in all later conventional combat operations combined with the breakup of the USSR has greatly changed the way the US, our allies and potential adversaries view the value of weapons of mass destruction WMD. Given the great expense and time required to develop, organize, train and equip conventional forces to counter US aerospace capabilities, potential adversaries will likely view WMD capabilities as a viable alternative. US, allied and international efforts to insure national and alliance strategy, arms control efforts, operational planning and fielded capabilities must adapt from Cold War mindsets to counter these potential threats.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Nuclear Warfare