Consequence Management: In Need of A Timeout (Joint Force Quarterly, Summer 1999)
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR COUNTERPROLIFERATION RESEARCH
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Fifty years of successful counterproliferation efforts are coming to an end. Many countries are decided on acquiring weapons of mass destruction WMD, something that this nation cannot prevent. The likelihood that such devices will get into the hands of a rogue state, terrorist group, or dissidents violently opposed to U.S. interests cannot be discounted. This threat is unlike any other confronted by America in its history. Concern over WMD led Congress to mandate the enhancement of domestic preparedness and response measures to cope with terrorist attacks involving the use of nuclear, radiological, biological, and chemical weapons in the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997. The responsibilities of individual federal agencies were further delineated in Executive Order 12656.
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
- Nuclear Warfare