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Featured Article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem



Featured Article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem
Featured article: The Interagency’s “WMD” Terminology Problem by Alexi Franklin The terms “weapons of mass destruction (WMD),” “chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN),” and “chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE)” are found throughout the interagency, and they are treated essentially as synonyms. In important ways, however, these terms highlight… Read More

InterAgency Journal 10-2



InterAgency Journal 10-2
Inside this issue: Features Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking by Amy J. Nelson and John Mark Mattox Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology by Sean R. Watterson The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons by Richard C. Robbins Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction by Thomas F. Moore… Read More

Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise



Featured Article: Reassessing the CBRN Response Enterprise
Featured article: Reassessing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Response Enterprise  by Gary D. Mills We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. —Dwight D. Eisenhower During the last nine months, citizens throughout the world have observed momentous events that have added to a tumultuous global environment. Internationally,… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-4



InterAgency Journal 9-4
Inside this issue: Features Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity by Ian G. Brosnan and Jonathan Stock Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert… Read More

Featured Article: Importing Nuclear Weapons…



Featured Article: Importing Nuclear Weapons…
Featured article: Importing Nuclear Weapons Through the Selectively-Permeable Border of the United States by William T. Eckles The health of the U.S. parallels the health of a living organism. The body needs and seeks beneficial substances and interactions. The skin, lungs, and digestive tract of an organism are like the… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-2



InterAgency Journal 8-2
Inside this issue: Features Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Questions for the Interagency by John Mark Mattox Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency’s Nuclear Counterproliferation Task by John W. Andrews Importing Nuclear Weapons Through the Selectively- Permeable Border of the United States by William T. Eckles A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism… Read More

NDU publishes WMD proceedings



NDU publishes WMD proceedings
Earlier this month, the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at National Defense University published the latest edition of Proceedings. The latest edition examines four pressing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) challenges for the next U.S. administration. These WMD challenges are: The growing prospect of a direct… Read More

GAO reports on progress in CBRN response



GAO reports on progress in CBRN response
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report assessing the Department of Defense’s (DoD) progress incorporating the Homeland Response Force into the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response enterprise. DoD is expected to play a prominent role in supporting civil authorities in a CBRN incident, and the Homeland… Read More

Agencies to improve transport of radioactive materials



Agencies to improve transport of radioactive materials
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a notice regarding the finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NRC and the Departments of Homeland Security and Transportation. The interagency agreement defines the agencies’ efforts and responsibilities in the safe transportation of radioactive materials. The notice was published… Read More

InterAgency Journal 6-2 (Spring 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-2 (Spring 2015)
Inside this issue: Features Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Interagency by John Mark Mattox Cape Ray Diplomacy: How a U.S. Merchant Vessel Took Center Stage in Foreign Relations by Chi K. Cheung Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction by Timothy W. Fisher Closing the… Read More