A Radiological Detonation Device Explodes in the Homeland

  • October 15, 2004
  • Prof Michael J Pasquarett, COL John A Tanzi

A report of a seminar of subject matter experts examining a USAWC radiological detonation device (RDD) or "dirty bomb" at a prominent central Pennsylvania Travel Assistance Center (truck stop) between Harrisburg and Carlisle. Participants identified key entities with which responding military individuals and organizations would have to be prepared to interact, potential military consequence management missions, command and control arrangments, and issues/shortfalls. If you find this paper useful you may want to read the reports of the other two scenarios (nuclear and biological attacks).