weapons of mass destruction (WMD)


Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response



Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response

In 2001, senior U.S. policymakers converged to participate in the still famous Dark Winter exercise. The exercise contemplated a covert, bioterrorist attack against the U.S… However, a decade and a half later, as the nation faced the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis, assessments of the U.S. government response led to a sobering conclusion: The U.S. still has not learned the lessons of Dark Winter...

Featured Article: A Solution to WMD Proliferation



Featured Article: A Solution to WMD Proliferation

Current and future U.S. interagency and military efforts to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction throughout the world are thwarted by the complexity of the contemporary global security environment... This article examines the pros and cons associated with embedding Commerce Export Enforcement Officers and analysts in each of the Theater Special Operations Commands in an effort to counter the proliferation of WMD...

Brown-bag focuses on USAID’s mission to build self-reliance



Brown-bag focuses on USAID’s mission to build self-reliance
The eighth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2020 was conducted March 12, in the Arnold Conference Room in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Stephanie Chetraru, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, spoke on the… Read More

InterAgency Journal 11-1



InterAgency Journal 11-1
Inside this issue: Features The Productive Organization: Survival of the Fittest Ted Thomas, Kevin Gentzler, and Billy Miller Mission Command: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol Robert W. Edwards A Solution to WMD Proliferation Michael W. Parrott A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response John B. Foley Missed Operational… Read More

Brown-bag lecture features speakers from KC FBI Field Office



Brown-bag lecture features speakers from KC FBI Field Office
The seventh presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series took place on February 25, and featured two agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City Division – FBI Supervisory Special Agent Dana Kreeger and Intelligence Analyst Kenneth Hines. Kreeger and Hines apprised the audience on the Bureau’s roles, responsibilities,… Read More

Featured Article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform



Featured Article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform
Featured article: Future Conflict, Open Borders, and the Need for Reform by Robert P. Kozloski As tensions rise in the global political environment and the use of military force remains a realistic possibility in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, national security policymakers, interagency practitioners, and American citizens must carefully… Read More

Featured Article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force…



Featured Article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force…
Featured article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force: A Real World Solution for a Real World Problem by Kevin L. Stafford President Barrack Obama’s signing of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), National Preparedness, in March 2011 marked an evolutionary step in the development of a “secure and resilient nation.” However, building… Read More

Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency



Featured Article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency
Featured article: Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency by Punna Khanna Hayes The fundamental differences between nuclear weapons, chemical agents, and biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) and the different ways in which interagency personnel interact with these materials necessitate different variations in protocols for their handling. These differences and handling… Read More

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