Weapons of mass destruction strategies and responses
This is an assignment that discusses the weapons of mass destruction strategies and responses. The paper also discusses the effects brought about by these weapons.
The weapons of mass destruction strategies and responses
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Strategy and Response
Final Assessment. Your task is to devise a fictional WMD strategy and response, beginning with the attacker, and ending with the response.
1) Firstly, describe your attacker’s background, motivation, and strategy in detail. Are they a state or faction within a state, a non-state group, or an individual? What are their motivations for their attack, and why have they elected to use a WMD to execute their attack over some other form (conventional or nonconventional)?
2) Secondly, describe the attack plan in detail from conception to execution. What kinds of materials are needed? Also,what economic or technical barriers does the attacker need to overcome to achieve its construction? Lastly, what risks, if any, are attendant on the attacker in pursuing that construction (i.e. if they are discovered), and can they mitigate those risks?
3) Thirdly, what are the effects of the attack, if successful? How might others respond a. To try and prevent the attack; b. In the aftermath of the attack should it be successful? This should also integrate all of your knowledge to date, plus any additional resources required to complete your description.
Lastly, here are a range of websites that are highly reputable that focus on WMD security issues: Nuclear Threat Initiative https://www.nti.org Center for Nonproliferation Studies https://cns.miis.edu The Counter terrorism Blog https://counterterrorismblog.org The CTC Sentinel https://www.ctc.usma.edu/sentinel The Belfer Center, Harvard University https://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu Global Threat Reduction Initiativehttps://nnsa.energy.gov/gtri Proliferation Security Initiativehttps://www.state.gov/t/isn/c10390.htm Federation of American Scientists https://www.fas.orgCarnegie Endowment for International Peace https://www.carnegieendowment.org Defense Threat Reduction Agency https://www.dtra.gov RAND Corporation https://www.rand.org Center for International Security & Cooperation https://www.cisac.stanford.edu APA style citation