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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.advisorWirtz, James J.
dc.contributor.authorFogarty, Jeff J.
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T20:43:49Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T20:43:49Z
dc.date.issued2000-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/32926
dc.description.abstractA number of recent studies have concluded that the United States is vulnerable to attack from terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Depending on the circumstances, a terrorist attack with nuclear or radiological weapons could cause more destruction and casualties than one with other types of WMD. Four strategies for improving U.S. capabilities to counter nuclear or radiological terrorism are often proposed: (1) to improve intelligence capabilities to gain better knowledge of terrorist intentions and capabilities; (2) to improve security measures in nuclear facilities throughout the former Soviet Union (FSU) and elsewhere, so terrorists will have more difficulty acquiring nuclear materials; (3) to deter terrorists from conducting nuclear or radiological attacks, particularly in the United States; and (4) to improve America's response capabilities to terrorists that have already acquired nuclear or radiological weapons. This thesis evaluates current U.S. capabilities and activities in each of these areas and provides recommendations for improving America's counter-terrorism strategies to defend against terrorists armed with nuclear or radiological weapons.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/evaluatingstrate1094532926
dc.format.extentxiv, 80 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshNAen_US
dc.titleEvaluating strategies for countering nuclear-armed terrorist groupsen_US
dc.title.alternativeNAen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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