Terrorism, Asymmetric Warfare, and Weapons of Mass Destruction

Defending the U.S. Homeland

There is a wide spectrum of potential threats to the U.S. homeland that do not involve overt attacks by states using long-range missiles or conventional military forces. Such threats include covert attacks by state actors, state use of proxies, independent terrorist and extremist attacks by foreign groups or individuals, and independent terrorist and extremist attacks by residents of the United States. Les mer
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There is a wide spectrum of potential threats to the U.S. homeland that do not involve overt attacks by states using long-range missiles or conventional military forces. Such threats include covert attacks by state actors, state use of proxies, independent terrorist and extremist attacks by foreign groups or individuals, and independent terrorist and extremist attacks by residents of the United States. These threats are currently limited in scope and frequency, but are emerging as potentially significant issues for future U.S. security. In this comprehensive work, Cordesman argues that new threats require new thinking, and offers a range of recommendations, from expanding the understanding of what constitutes a threat and bolstering Homeland defense measures, to bettering resource allocation and improving intelligence gathering and analysis.



No pattern of actual attacks on U.S. territory has yet emerged that provides a clear basis for predicting how serious any given form of attack might be in the future, what means of attack might be used, or how lethal new forms of attack might be. As a result, there is a major ongoing debate over the seriousness of the threat and how the U.S. government should react. This work is an invaluable contribution to that debate.

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The Changing Face of Asymmetric Warfare and Terrorism Risk Assessment: Planning for "Non-patterns" and Potential Risk Threat Prioritization: Seeking to Identify Current and Future Threats Types of Attack: Determining Future Methods of Attack and the Needed Response Threat Assessment and Prioritization: Identifying Threats U.S. Government Efforts to Create a Homeland Defense Capability Federal Efforts by Department and Agency Federal State and Local Cooperation How Other Nations Deal with These Threats Lessons from Recent Major Commissions on Terrorism Conclusions and Recommendations

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ANTHONY H. CORDESMAN is Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a military analyst for ABC News. A frequent commentator on National Public Radio, he is the author of numerous books on security issues and has served in a number of senior positions in the US government.