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dc.contributor.advisorStockton, Paul
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Ellen M.
dc.dateJune 2004
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:32:20Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:32:20Z
dc.date.issued2004-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1584
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractTo defend American agriculture against foreign or domestic terrorism, it is essential that states build multi-state partnerships to provide for the collaborative plans, programs and operations needed to protect the nations food security. The National Homeland Security Strategy puts states on the front lines in the war against terrorism---including the struggle to secure the agriculture industry from potentially devastating attack. The issues surrounding agro-terrorism are vast and complex and the resources of the Federal government to address these issues are limited and overextended. If states attempt to address this threat independently, important opportunities to reduce vulnerability and enhance capability will be lost. To achieve the capabilities needed for agro terrorism detection, mitigation, preparedness and response, states must collaborate to build the partnerships and programs their citizens require. This thesis argues multi-state partnerships are critical to defeating this threat as well as providing a robust response to an attack. Whether intentionally introduced or naturally occurring , infectious diseases can easily cross state borders before an outbreak is even detected. States must be prepared to act quickly to mitigate the effects of any crisis. There is a significant opportunity for states to strengthen their abilities to provide for a stronger agriculture counter terrorism preparedness system. The states can further their ability to combat attacks on agriculture actively by demonstrating leadership in implementing administrative agreements and ultimately adopting compact(s) between states as well as with the private sector.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/multistateinitia109451584
dc.format.extentxiv, 44 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.lcshDefense measuresen_US
dc.subject.lcshInterstate agreementsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleMulti-state initiatives: agriculture security preparednessen_US
dc.title.alternativeAgriculture security preparednessen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRoth, James A.
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of National Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorInterstate compactsen_US
dc.subject.authorInterstate administrative agreementsen_US
dc.subject.authorMulti-state partnershipen_US
dc.subject.authorAgro-terrorism preparednessen_US
dc.subject.authorHomeland securityen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Homeland Security Advisor and Emergency Management Administrator, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Divisionen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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