Building Partner Capacity to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction
DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA
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This RAND National Defense Research Institute monograph outlines and then applies a four-step process for developing regional approaches to BPC to combat WMD. Limited resources, access, and incomplete knowledge of WMD threats create a need for working with appropriate partner countries around the world to address these challenges. The monograph offers seven key themes to consider when implementing BPC regional approaches. The monograph argues that the United States needs a coordinated effort to enhance partners border security, WMD detection, and interdiction, and other capabilities to address the global nature of the threat. When nations are less capable, it is critical to focus U.S. assistance on building indigenous capacity to combat WMD threats. Developing a Process to Build Partner Capacity for Combating WMD This monograph outlines a four-step process for developing regional approaches to BPC to combat WMD threats. These steps include identifying capabilities and desired end states relative to the WMD threat working with potential partners identifying relevant BPC ways and means developing a framework to assess the effectiveness of BPC programs and activities.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Nuclear Weapons