Accession Number : ADA331469

Title :   The Art of the Bluff with Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 96-Apr 97,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Diehl, James F.

PDF Url : ADA331469

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Like the Cold War years, the world once again finds itself at the crossroads of mass destruction. Dynamic changes in world political polarity, regional power struggles, and the turmoil of ethnic and religious unrest have positioned humanity at the starting gates of a renewed arms race with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Rivalries within the nations of the global periphery, those third world nations lacking major power status, are sparking a crisis of world instability and conflict. At the heart of this crisis are the rogue leaders who see nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as their ticket to power and stature in a regional conflict. Also fanning the fires of crisis are the disenfranchised nationalistic, ethnic, and religious groups who see these same weapons as a legitimate means to pursue their political agendas.

Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, GLOBAL, POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLD WAR, BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, CHEMICAL WARFARE, CONFLICT, POWER, INSTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE