Accession Number : ADA326652

Title :   United States Policy on Terrorist Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Herberg, James A.

PDF Url : ADA326652

Report Date : 24 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The threat of terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction against the United States or its allies has significantly increased since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989. The U.S. has yet to come to grips with the strategic implications this places on its national security strategy and what this means on how we fight wars and what is considered war. Terrorist use of WMD may be the most significant threat the U.S. faces in the near future. We need to develop a cohesive policy and ensure that resources are dedicated to combating this issue.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS, *TERRORISM, NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY), MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THREAT EVALUATION, COUNTERTERRORISM.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE