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  •  A Radiological Detonation Device Explodes in the Homeland

    A Radiological Detonation Device Explodes in the Homeland

    A Radiological Detonation Device Explodes in the Homeland Prof Michael J Pasquarett, COL John A Tanzi Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The leadership of the United States has emphatically stated “it’s not a matter of if, but rather when another terrorist attack will occur.” Therefore, in the future, maybe distant or not so distant, the United States’ political and military leadership may have to face actually responding to “the unthinkable”: a successful radiological attack by terrorists within the borders of the Nation. A terror event of this magnitude makes the already challenging security environment even more daunting. This new style of attack is indeed different from past threats characterized by force-on-force conflict across borders with enemies and friends that were known and open warfare that now seems so straightforward and in comparison simple. The new security challenge is different and very complex and grows from the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) capabilities throughout the world."
    • Published On: 10/15/2004
  •  A Nuclear Weapon Detonation in the Homeland

    A Nuclear Weapon Detonation in the Homeland

    A Nuclear Weapon Detonation in the Homeland Prof James O Kievit, LTC Jeffery A Mcnary Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Every day an already challenging security environment grows even more daunting with the continued proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) capabilities throughout the world. Each can create clandestine devices for delivery by state-sponsored or non state terrorists. Thus, in the future, perhaps the not so distant future, American political and military leadership actually may have to respond to “the unthinkable”: a successful weapon of mass destruction (WMD) attack by terrorists within the borders of the nation. With that possibility in mind, the United States Army War College (USAWC) recently conducted a focused workshop bringing together over 100 participants from local, regional, state and federal entities at the Center for Strategic Leadership on Carlisle Barracks to review contemporary plans, policies and procedures and discuss developing programs to incorporate military, and especially reserve component (RC) forces into the responses to a hypothetical CBRNE attack within the borders of the United States. Three different attack scenarios were presented – one biological, one radiological, and one nuclear. This paper addresses the workshop’s findings related to response to a nuclear weapon attack. "
    • Published On: 10/15/2004
  •  The Collins Center Update Volume 6, Issue 4: July-September 2004

    The Collins Center Update Volume 6, Issue 4: July-September 2004

    The Collins Center Update Volume 6, Issue 4: July-September 2004 LTC Thomas P. Kratman, Eugene L. Thompson, Dr. Kent Hughes Butts, LTC Curtis Turner, Professor James Kievit, CDR Robert Wohlschlegel, Collins Center Update by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Trilateral Strategic Defense Capability Planning Symposium

    Trilateral Strategic Defense Capability Planning Symposium

    Trilateral Strategic Defense Capability Planning Symposium Dr Kent H Butts, LTC Curtis W Turner Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The Republic of the Philippines (RP) has undertaken a bold initiative to reform its national security architecture in order to more effectively address regional terrorist and other transnational threats. This strategic planning initiative has developed the Emerging Security Environment to 2022 document, a National Military Strategy, a National Internal Security Plan, and a Multi-Year Defense Capability Planning System (MYDCaPS). The initiative has its roots in a two-year long series of trilateral, Republic of the Philippines, Australia and United States (U.S.) Senior Leader Strategic Planning Symposia. The Australian Embassy-Manila hosted the latest event, the Trilateral Strategic Defense Capability Planning Symposium, on 13-15 July 2004."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Environmental Security and Cooperation Workshop

    Environmental Security and Cooperation Workshop

    Environmental Security and Cooperation Workshop Dr Kent H Butts, LTC Curtis W Turner Issue Paper by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The United States Army in the Pacific (USARPAC), the Department of Defense (DUSD-I&E), and the United States Army War College conducted an Environmental Security Cooperation Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on July 19-22, 2004, focused on multilateral cooperation in developing regional approaches to building governmental legitimacy and creating conditions inhospitable to terrorism. The workshop was a follow-on activity from the Addressing Transnational Threats in Southeast Asia: Environmental Security and Counter Terrorism Conference held in Manila, Republic of the Philippines (RP) in December of 2003. The objectives of the Manila conference were to promote multilateral defense and counter terrorism cooperation, to identify the best practices for prevention, mitigation, and consequence management in response to man-made and natural disasters that threaten governmental legitimacy."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 7 -- Breakout Workshops Reports And Recommendations

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 7 -- Breakout Workshops Reports And Recommendations

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 7 -- Breakout Workshops Reports And Recommendations Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The initial Arabian Gulf Environmental Security Conference conducted in Muscat, Oman in April 2000 identified major concerns and actions perceived as likely to impact military activities in the Arabian Gulf region. Using these identified concerns as focus points, it was the goal of this Armed Forces of Qatar-hosted Environmental Security conference to design a framework for a regional approach to environmental disaster prevention and response and put in place a long-term, sustainable process for achieving a regional capability."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 8 -- Closing Remarks

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 8 -- Closing Remarks

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 8 -- Closing Remarks Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Closing remarks were made by General Tommy R. Franks, United States Army, Commander, United States Central Command; Ambassador Maureen E. Quinn, United States Ambassador to Qatar; and Major General Hamad bin Ali Al-Attia, Chief of Staff, Qatar Armed Forces. The remarks follow in the order of their presentation."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Exec Summary

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Exec Summary

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Exec Summary Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Environmental problems exacerbated by natural or man-made events can contribute to regional instability and conflict. Such environmental security related disasters hinder economic progress, displace populations, and facilitate the growth of undesirable elements and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Failure to respond to these events in a coordinated, timely and effective manner impacts a nation’s ability to govern and function. For these reasons, environmental security initiatives are key security cooperation vehicles for the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 6 -- Multilateral Approaches To Security Cooperation On Environmental Issues

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 6 -- Multilateral Approaches To Security Cooperation On Environmental Issues

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 6 --Multilateral Approaches To Security Cooperation On Environmental Issues Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Mr. Curtis Bowling, Principal Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment) moderated this panel discussion. The objectives of the session were to promote environmental cooperation between defense and environmental authorities, identify opportunities for multilateral and interagency cooperation, explore the processes and mechanisms available to address consequence management planning, and describe the practical application of information age tools to enhance disaster response and consequence management planning."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 5 -- Cooperation Between Defense And Other Agencies

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 5 -- Cooperation Between Defense And Other Agencies

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 5 --Cooperation Between Defense And Other Agencies Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "As we move closer to the workshops that will build upon the work started in Oman in 2000, we have seen some common threads in our discussions so far on Environmental Security. First, events can occur in our environment, whether natural or man-made, that can have a significant impact upon national and regional security. Second, prior planning, preparation and information sharing are absolutely critical to having an adequate response. Finally, because of our unique capabilities, militaries have a valid role in preventing where possible, and responding where necessary, to environmental crises. Sometimes the military will be in charge, with multiple other agencies involved..."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 4 -- Security and Environmental Planning in the 21st Century: Regional Monitoring, Warning, and Information Exchange

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 4 -- Security and Environmental Planning in the 21st Century: Regional Monitoring, Warning, and Information Exchange

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 4 -- Security and Environmental Planning in the 21st Century: Regional Monitoring, Warning, and Information Exchange Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "The session explored the processes and mechanisms available to address consequence management planning at a regional level, demonstrated the quality multiplier effects of available information exchange and management tools, and identified opportunities for multilateral and interagency cooperation. The functional exchange of information is required at both an internal agency level, within a single country, and between regional states. "
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 3 -- Potential Risk Scenarios

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 3 -- Potential Risk Scenarios

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 3 -- Potential Risk Scenarios Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "This panel was moderated by Brigadier General Hamad Ali Al-Hinzab from the Qatar Armed Forces. The objectives of the session were to provide the basis for work group discussion, to institute a regional approach to security cooperation on environmental issues, to strengthen the GCC capability to respond to environmental events that may degrade regional stability, to explore the processes and mechanisms available to address consequence management planning at a regional level, and to promote environmental cooperation between defense and environmental authorities taking advantage of opportunities for multilateral and interagency cooperation..."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 2 -- Security and the Environment: Regional Approaches

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 2 -- Security and the Environment: Regional Approaches

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 2 -- Security and the Environment: Regional Approaches Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Moderated by Dr. Kent Hughes Butts, Director, National Security Issues Branch, Center for Strategic Leadership, United States Army War College, the panel emphasized the direct relationship between the Environmental Security of the population and regional stability, promoted environmental cooperation between defense and environmental authorities, and stressed multilateral and interagency coordination opportunities. Additionally, it reinforced the conference objectives and end state through a review of the United States Central Command and Gulf Cooperation Council’s Environmental Security efforts in the region."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 1 -- Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 1 -- Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Chapter 1 -- Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership "Brigadier General Hamad Ali Al-Hinzab, Advisor of the Command and Staff Branch, General Headquarters, Qatar Armed Forces, welcomed the attendees and participants to the Second Environmental Security Conference for the Arabian Gulf. He thanked the participants from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and friends and allies from the United States Central Command, the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Environment and Installations, the National Defense College, the Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, and the U. S. Army War College. He then introduced the Conference Host, His Excellency, Major General Hamad bin Ali Al-Attia, Chief of Staff, Qatar Armed Forces."
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
  •  Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix C -- Acronyms

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix C -- Acronyms

    Env Sec Arabian Gulf 9-04 -- Appendix C -- Acronyms Doctor Kent H Butts, Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, John B Wheatley Study by the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership List of Acronyms used during the conference.
    • Published On: 9/15/2004
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