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dc.contributor.advisorLavoy, Peter R.
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Scott Nathan
dc.dateDec 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:29:49Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:29:49Z
dc.date.issued2001-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/9717
dc.description.abstractThe biological warfare (BW) threat to U.S. Naval Surface Forces (NSF) is real but not well understood. Greater awareness about the threat is essential for U.S. NSF to establish key competencies to counter its effects. Commanding Officers (COs) and Officers in Tactical Command (OTCs) will be placed in positions where they must combat challenges from adversaries who will seek to use BW. This thesis identifies what can be done to enhance NSF capabilities to counter BW. Having neglected the BW threat, the U.S. Navy seeks to improve its preparedness by exploiting the development of key bio-defense systems. While some of these systems including Joint Portal Shield and the Joint Biological Point Detection System will soon be deployed, the Navy still lacks the doctrine, organizational modifications, training and education, and leadership to take advantage of these new technological systems. This thesis suggests that Local Unit Practices (LPs) prescribed by COs and OTCs should be established to match each unitgass capability and sustainability to the threat. To do so, U.S. NSF require an institutional revolution that maximizes doctrine and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) which tie directly into LPs to provide the means for BW defense and protection.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/isusnavyprepared109459717
dc.format.extentxx, 71 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleIs the U.S. Navy prepared to counter biological warfare threats?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWirtz, James J.
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorBiological Weapons||Biological Warfare||BW||Navy Doctrine||Weapons of Mass Destruction||Naval BW Defense||Tactics||Techniques and Procedures (TTP)||NBC Defense||Counter-Proliferation||Surface Naval Forces BW Readiness||Armed Forces BW Readiness||Consequence Management||Navy Defenses
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in National Security Affairs (Strategic Planning)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairs (Strategic Planning)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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