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USAF Counterproliferation Center

Works: 67 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 13,329 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: UG447, 327.174
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Most widely held works by USAF Counterproliferation Center
Know thy enemy : profiles of adversary leaders and their strategic cultures( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war next time : countering rogue states and terrorists armed with chemical and biological weapons( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, The War Next Time, was begun before the initiation of "the war last time," namely Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Most of the book has been updated to reflect that OIF experience. However, some of the chapters were reprints of journal articles or published speeches that took place prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Therefore, this is something the reader should keep in mind, especially when reading chapters 2, 8, and 9. It is a central hypothesis of this book that the future conflicts of the United States are highly likely to be unconventional wars where the adversary uses unconventional means to try to level the playing field against the world's foremost military power. Further, the editors and authors share the premise that this "war next time" very likely may take the form of biological and/or chemical warfare or terrorism. Therefore, that is the focus of this book. As we say at the USAF Counterproliferation Center, "We cannot afford to be the unready confronting the unthinkable." To this end, this volume is aimed at educating the future U.S. policy-makers, airmen, soldiers, sailors, and marines who will be called upon to deal with the menace of adversaries armed with chemical and biological capabilities
Ayman Al-Zawahiri : the ideologue of modern Islamic militancy by Youssef H Aboul-Enein( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needed now : the "85% quick fix" in bio-defense by Jim A Davis( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Initiatives and challenges in consequence management after a WMD attack by Bruce W Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterforce targeting capabilities and challenges by Barry R Schneider( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonproliferation - challenges old and new by Brad Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging missile challenges and improving active defenses by Jeffrey Arthur Larsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1993 Counterproliferation Initiative (CPI) was an implicit recognition by the U.S. government that despite the best efforts of the international community in nonproliferation and arms control, some weapons of mass destruction and the means for their delivery were going to fall into the hands of the world s bad actors. Since that was likely to happen, it was only prudent to prepare. The CPI specifically called upon the U.S. military to include planning for active and passive defenses in its spectrum of defense responsibilities. Its focus was primarily on tactical concerns, as defenses in the theater would neutralize or mitigate the effects of WMD [weapons of mass destruction] and enable U.S. forces to fight effectively even on a contaminated battlefield. 1 In this context, it was envisioned that tactical and strategic ballistic missile defenses would play an integral role in protection of our deployed forces, our allies, and the American homeland. In the realm of strategic ballistic missile defense of North America, however, the need is not so clear-cut, nor is there a consensus regarding deployment. The need for a new defensive concept was articulated by President Ronald Reagan and caught the public's attention in 1983 and in the years immediately thereafter. In the early 1990s a somewhat fragile consensus was formed, including both Republicans and Democrats, that a limited national missile defense system was needed, particularly after North Korea began testing its No Dong and Taepo Dong missiles and it became evident that Kim Jong II's government was selling this technology to other states like Iran and Pakistan
The decisive phase of Columbia's war on narco-terrorism by Dario E Teicher( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plan Colombia was drafted as a 6-year strategy to overhaul almost every aspect of Colombian society. The plan was developed with considerable U.S. assistance and in essence focused on five critical areas: (1) curbing narco-trafficking, (2) reforming the justice system, (3) fostering democratization and social development, (4) stimulating economic growth, and (5) advancing the peace process. In fairness to the plan, it was never funded to capacity, making the time line flawed. Nonetheless, the intertwined nature of counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism means the focus of the plan and its strategic objectives remain relevant. Narco-trafficking is being curbed through efforts such as aerial eradication and the employment of the Counter Narcotics Brigade. Meanwhile, military operations, the largest being Plan Patriota, are breaking the link between the terrorist groups and the narcotics industry. Within the context of Plan Colombia, President Uribe is shaping the strategic-operational environment to force demobilization and to forge an advantageous peace with all illegal armed groups. Key to his success has been Expanded Authorities and U.S. training and equipment, which have provided the edge. No combination of leftist fronts or AUC paramilitary groups can directly take on the mobile brigades and other elite formations of the Colombian military. Also, the revised Colombia Cap means U.S. personnel will be able to support full-scale operations across the depth of the country. Therefore, Colombia may soon be ready to transition into Plan Colombia, Phase 3. In short, Colombia does not need a new strategic plan but it will need a new operational plan to follow up the success of Plan Patriota and to execute Phase 3 of Plan Colombia. Consequently, future U.S. funding and personnel must be prepared to support a new execution plan to Phase 3, in what may be the final offensive of a 40-year war
United States and Israeli homeland security : a comparative analysis of emergency preparedness efforts by Consuella B Pockett( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper will provide a comparative analysis of the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security's Emergency Preparedness and Response directorate and the Israel Defense Forces' Home Front Command. It will focus on the preparedness aspect of homeland security and will address similarities and differences of both organizations, recent initiatives within each organization, and collaborative efforts between the United States and Israel in support of homeland security. It will illustrate that both organizations have made great strides in their homeland security efforts but that there is still much that needs to be done
The homeland security papers : stemming the tide of terror( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third temple's holy of holies : Israel's nuclear weapons by Warner D Farr( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "This paper is a history of the Israeli nuclear weapons program drawn from a review of unclassified sources ... Israel has most probably conducted several nuclear bomb tests. They have continued to modernize and vertically proliferate and are now one of the world's larger nuclear powers. Using 'bomb in the basement' nuclear opacity, Israel has been able to use its arsenal as a deterrent to the Arab world while not technically violating American nonproliferation requirements."
Osama's wake : the second generation of Al Qaeda by Blake D Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Security Strategy (NSS) of the United States inadequately defines the threat which on September 11, 2001, propelled the United States towards a Global War on Terrorism and redirected the nation's security efforts. Most critics of the NSS point out the futility of waging war on terrorism, since it is a time-worn means to an end. If the nation is to have a strategy to combat an enemy, it has to define who, or what, the enemy is. The War on Terrorism should not be an infinite struggle against any entity willing to use terrorist means; and attempting to scope the threat to groups with global reach is not a discriminating factor in today's globalized and interconnected world. The enemy must be defined not just by their methodology but also by their ideology and politics
The military role in countering terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction by Lansing E Dickinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper examines the U.S. military capability to counter terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction. It describes the terrorist threat to U.S. forces and reasons why terrorists would use these types of weapons. Our current national policy, strategy and doctrine highlight the problem but show a need to improve interagency coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism. On the military level, combating the threat is an integral part of our strategy but needs increased emphasis on the planning level."
A chemical and biological warfare threat : USAF water systems at risk by Donald C Hickman( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "Water and the systems that supply it are national critical infrastructures [and are] particularly vulnerable to chemical or biological attack. Air Force water supplies are particularly assailable. This study identifies critical points, which if vulnerable could be targeted with chemical or biological weapons to functionally kill or neutralize USAF operations ... The author proposes four thrusts to improve force protection: comprehensive threat and risk assessment, focused water system vulnerability assessments, re-evaluation of the CW/BW conventional wisdom, and a review of Civil Engineering water system outsourcing and management practices."
Smallpox : a primer by Brenda J McEleney( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smallpox, is a virus that plagued humanity for millennia. It was the first and only disease ever intentionally eradicated from the face of this planet, a scourge defeated in a remarkable, never-before-attempted campaign of generosity and cooperation by the nations of the world. Its eradication was a triumphant symbol of science and dogged persistence winning over nature. Moreover, its eradication was a gift of man to all mankind. Yet, is it possible that the same hand of man, that once rid the scourge of smallpox from the world, will be used to unleash this terror again on its unprotected citizens? This paper, by providing a thorough review of the history, epidemiology, and current risks associated with this dreaded disease, addresses that question and its implications for the American public
Biocruise : a contemporary threat by Michael E Dickey( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The specter of intermediate and short-range missile proliferation and their employment by rogue regimes to deliver weapons of mass destruction munitions has troubled the international community and particularly the United States for some time. The prospect of an "irrational actor," either state or non-state, in possession of such a missile, coupled with current proliferation in nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons opens up frightening scenarios for future attempts at U.S. and international community intervention or involvement in regional conflicts. Recent innovations in cruise missile technology pose a new, and potentially greater problem than that posed by ballistic missiles. Cruise missiles are far easier to obtain, maintain, weaponize, and employ than ballistic missiles. Given the greater ease of production of biological weapons compared to nuclear or chemical weapons and the ease of acquisition of a cruise missile delivery system compared to ballistic missiles, several operational scenarios may prove inviting to states or non-state actors intent on influencing the United States or attacking its forces. This paper reviews proliferation and ease of weaponization of biological agents, as well as the extent of proliferation of cruise missiles, along with their general capabilities. Finally, it reviews constraints, which may be inhibiting the use of biological weapons, and poses plausible employment scenarios that could have significant impact on United States decision-makers as well as on USAF Air Expeditionary Forces. This paper seeks to raise the level of awareness of a threat, which is not "emerging" as much as it is already a clear and present danger to the United States and USAF expeditionary operations."--Page vi
Deterring Libya the strategic culture of Maummar Qaddafi by Craig R Black( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessment of the emerging biocruise threat by Rex Raymond Kiziah( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rogue nations--Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, and Syria--are pursuing the acquisition of land-attack cruise missiles as part of a mix of aircraft, ballistic- and cruise-missile long-range strike forces. A major reason for these acquisitions is that a land-attack cruise missile configured to disseminate biological warfare agents comprises a technically and economically attractive, yet highly lethal weapon of mass destruction. Such a weapon system serves as a lever of strategic power available to rogue nations who want to deter, constrain or harm the U.S. and its allies, but of necessity, must challenge the conventionally superior Western forces via asymmetric means. Aiding the rogue nations₂ pursuit of these biological weapon systems are the dual-use nature and availability of the materials, technologies, and equipment for producing biological warfare agents and the widespread proliferation of the enabling technologies for land-attack cruise missiles, such as satellite navigation and guidance; compact, highly-efficient engines; and composite, low-observable airframe materials. With these technologies and some limited foreign assistance from countries such as China and Russia, many of the rogue nations can indigenously produce land-attack cruise missiles. Also, they will increasingly be able to directly purchase these missiles. The number of countries other than the U.S. that will be producing advanced, long-range, land-attack cruise missiles will increase from two to nine within the next decade, and some producers are expected to make them available for export. Or, they can choose to convert antiship cruise missiles, which have been widely proliferated and are in the rogue states₂ military arsenals, into land-attack missiles. With the abundant proliferation pathways for biological warfare agents and land-attack cruise missiles, it is quite probable that by the 2005 timeframe one or more of the rogue nations will possess a long-range, land-attack cruise missile for use as a biological weapon system (biocruise) against the U.S. and its allies and their worldwide military operations."--Page vii
The anthrax vaccine debate : a medical review for commanders by Richard A Hersack( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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