Homeland Defense: Coping With The Threat of Indirect, Covert, Terrorist, and Extremist Attacks with Weapons of Mass Destruction
February 14, 2001
Provides a detailed analysis of the emerging CBRN threat from states, their proxies, and foreign and domestic terrorists and extremists. Examines the different impacts of various types of chemical, radiological, missile, and nuclear attacks and the major uncertainties in lethality estimates affecting defense and response programs. Examine current federal efforts in detail, and the lack of linkage to offensive/retaliatory efforts. Examines current federal efforts and budgets and problems in management, planning, and programming. Raises serious issues about the failure to adequately consider asymmetric warfare versus low to moderate level terrorism. Provides detailed recommendations.