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Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction : Assessing the U.s. Government's Policy (Hardcover) (Albert J.
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This book uses a public policy framework to examine how the U.S. government, and in particular the U.S. military, should address the potential use of unconventional weapons in the 21st century. It defines the problem, identifies the policy actors and reviews policy options. It discusses past policy efforts before offering a critical review of current strategies and how WMD issues are integrated into the current military Joint Operating Concepts (deterrence, cooperative security, major combat operations, irregular warfare, stability, and homeland security), and proposes new national framework for countering WMD. The aim is to answer such questions as what does counterproliferation mean and whether the U.S. government is adequately prepared to protect U.S. citizens and its armed forces from adversaries developing unconventional weapons.
Number of Pages: 308
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: International Relations / Arms Control, Political Freedom / International Security
Series Title: Weapons of Mass Destruction
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Albert J. Mauroni
Street Date: November 16, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0155