weapons of mass destruction (WMD)


InterAgency Journal 8-3



InterAgency Journal 8-3
Inside this issue: Features Critical Infrastructure Protection by Patricia Ladnier Fostering Interagency Collaboration for Upstream Counterproliferation by Matthew D. Rautio Nuclear Terrorism – Imminent Threat? by Brendan G. Melley A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber by Terrence S. Allen Interagency Leadership by Duane M. Blackburn The End of Operational… Read More

Featured Article: Kinetic Energy Weapons…



Featured Article: Kinetic Energy Weapons…
Featured article: Kinetic Energy Weapons: The Beginning of an Interagency Challenge by Daniel C. Sproull In 1948, the UN Commission for Conventional Armaments defined weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as “…atomic explosive weapons, radioactive material weapons, lethal chemical and biological weapons, and any weapons developed in the future which have… Read More

Featured Article: Concurrent Biological, Electromagnetic Pulse and Cyber-attacks…



Featured Article: Concurrent Biological, Electromagnetic Pulse and Cyber-attacks…
Featured article: Concurrent Biological, Electromagnetic Pulse and Cyber-attacks: The Ultimate Interagency Response Challenge by Patricia Rohrbeck The critical infrastructure components of an advanced society—telecommunications, transportation, banking and finance, petroleum and natural gas, food and water, public health and healthcare, and security—have at least one feature in common: All depend upon… Read More

Featured Article: Optimizing the CWMD Enterprise Across the Interagency



Featured Article: Optimizing the CWMD Enterprise Across the Interagency
Featured article: Optimizing the CWMD Enterprise Across the Interagency by Michael J. Kwon In recent decades, interagency cooperation has enabled the U.S. government in countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) organizations. This interagency cooperation, collectively referred to as the U.S. CWMD enterprise is an ongoing effort to protect the nation… Read More

Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling



Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling
Featured article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling by Joshua D. Foss The global security environment continues to evolve. Globalization, advances in technology, and greater connectedness of people and economies have enabled transnational organized crime and new and existing illicit markets to expand. Never… Read More

Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response



Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response
Featured article: A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response by John B. Foley 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. The scenario began with simultaneous attacks, involving smallpox, on shopping malls in… 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

Featured Article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency…



Featured Article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency…
Featured article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency’s Nuclear Counterproliferation Tasks by John W. Andrews The emerging technology of additive manufacturing (AM) is rapidly revolutionizing the world of industry. Additive manufacturing enables the layering of materials, using precise, computer-controlled machines, to quickly build objects with complex shapes at low cost.… 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

DoD officials discuss WMDs, new threats



DoD officials discuss WMDs, new threats
On March 23, senior defense officials spoke before the House Committee on Armed Services on the subject of traditional weapons of mass destruction and the use of new synthetic biological tools. Dr. Arthur T. Hopkins, acting assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, testified on the Department of… Read More