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):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This Strategic Research Project seeks to determine whether a potential adversarys 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 nations defense against an invasive species attack.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE