• Averting a Nuclear Armageddon: A Review of the Literature on Nuclear Proliferation and Terrorism

    Authored by Dr. George Michael, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    108 Pages

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    Description: Dr. Michael reviews twelve contemporary books on nuclear weapons, nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism, and assessments of future nuclear threats and associated national security policy.

  • Tailored Deterrence: Influencing states and Groups of Concern, 2011

    Edited by Dr. Barry R. Schneider, Patrick D. Ellis, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    506 Pages

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    Description: This book was written with senior United States government leadership and decision-makers in mind as a key audience. It is meant to help them analyze the best means of deterring future conflicts with state and non-state adversaries in the 21st century. The central focus is on actor-specific tailored deterrence that influences force postures, communications and actions based on contextual and scenario considerations. Any top government decision-makers who formulate policy and strategy to counter nuclear and other WMD threats should read it. In addition, this volume would be instructive to interested national security experts, military officers and informed citizens.

  • Avoiding a Nuclear Catastrophe

    Authored by USAF Counterproliferation Center and Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Air University Press, Maxwell AFB, AL

    35 Pages

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    Description: Summary of the USAF CPC/DTRA Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Conference, which was held on 18-19 August 2010. Topics of the conference included President Barak Obama's nuclear agenda, the CSAF Vector 2010 plan, thinning the nuclear threat, missile defense and deterrence, dealing with nuclear terrorism, strengthening the AF nuclear enterprise, and the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review.

  • Know Thy Enemy II: A Look at The World's Most Threatening Terrorist Network and Criminal Gangs

    Edited by Lt Col Michael T. Kindt, Dr. Jerold M. Post and Dr. Barry R. Schneider, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    304 Pages

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    Description: Terrorist organizations and international criminal networks pose an increasingly severe danger to US security. Who are these rivals who threaten us? What do they want to achieve? This book looks at diverse groups such as Al Qaeda, its jihadist fellow travelers as well as Hezbollah and its terrorist sponsor, Iran. Other chapters examine Hamas, Jemaah Islamiyah, the FARC, the Mexican drug cartels, and the criminal gang, Mara Salvatrucha 13. Pakistan, where jihadists pose an extreme security threat, is another focus as is a chapter on terrorist WMD threats. This look at sub-state rivals is recommended to all serious students of international security.

  • Agroterrorist Attack: DoD Roles and Responsibilities

    Edited by Tasha L. Pravecek, Jim A. Davis, and Thomas Berg, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    114 Pages

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    Description: This study was the result of a DTRA request for the CPC to determine the DoD potential involvement in responding to an agroterrorism event. The resulting report details several possible roles for the DoD in a continental U.S. agroterrorist event, outlining key findings and recommendations for response planning, manpower investments, plant and crop response, and carcass disposal.

  • Avoiding the Abyss: Progress, Shortfalls, and the Way Ahead in Combating WMD, 2006

    Edited by Col (ret) Jim A. Davis and Dr. Barry R. Schneider, Praeger Security International, Westport, CT

    440 Pages

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    Description: In December 1993, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin announced the Counterproliferation Initiative, a response to President Clinton's assertion that if we do not stem the proliferation of the world's deadliest weapons, no democracy can feel secure. This timely book brings together contributions from a wide range of experts to help readers understand how far the nation has come since then—and what still needs to happen. Insightful essays examine: arms control treaty programs; export control regimes; interdiction; diplomatic/economic/political persuasion and sanctions; deterrence; counterforce; active and passive defense; and consequence management.

  • Bio-Defense Now: 56 Suggestions for Immediate Improvements. Final Report 85% Biological Defense Project

    Authored by Maj Tasha L. Pravecek and Col (ret) Jim A. Davis, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    152 Pages

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    Description: This is the proceedings of a workshop sponsored and funded by DTRA. The purpose of this workshop was to identify ideas that could significantly improve the defensive capabilities and facilitate military forces' survival, operation, and sustainment in a BW environment. The results included 56 ideas, divided across five tiers based on their relative importance and potential impact.

  • The Al-Qaeda Training Manual

    Edited by Dr. Jerrold M. Post, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    176 Pages

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    Description: The author obtained a translation of an al Qaeda manual titled "Military Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants." In addition to revealing insights as to how al Qaeda operational officials view their trade, the editor offers commentary throughout the book.

  • The Gathering Biological Warfare Storm

    Edited by Dr. Barry R. Schneider and Dr. Jim A. Davis, Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT

    264 Pages

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    Description: This work was originally completed before events of 9/11 and published at the CPC in 2002. The chapters highlight the future prospects for biological warfare, bio-weapons in the Middle East, potential agro-terrorism, the emerging bio-cruise missile threat, prevalent myths and likely scenarios, and the public health response.

  • The War Next Time: Countering Rogue States and Terrorist Armed with Chemical and Biological Weapons
    Edited by Dr. Barry R. Schneider and Dr. Jim A. Davis, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL
    268 Pages
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    Description: The ten chapters in this book were developed prior to the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but most were updated to reflect that experience. Issues addressed include a discussion of asymmetric rivals and transnational terrorism, South Africa's CB weapons, U.S. retaliatory policy, identifying BW programs, the future bio-cruise threat, a review of the Army's CANE exercises, prophylaxis for biological weapons, bioterrorism's economic impact, and the "85%" solution to the CBW threat.

  • The Homeland Security Papers: Stemming the Tide of Terror

    Edited by Michael W. Ritz, Ralph G. Hensley, Jr., and James C. Whitmire, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    264 Pages

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    Description: This book presents an important intellectual framework for contemplating the future of the terrorist threat, as well as potential solutions to the complex security dilemmas that we face in dealing with a highly dynamic and resilient enemy. The nine contributions include the USA PATRIOT Act, narco-terrorism, sea-port vulnerability, energy infrastructure risks, computer network defense, emergency response effectiveness, homeland security partnerships, psychological impact of terrorist attacks, and US-Canadian cooperative measures.

  • Know Thy Enemy: Profiles of Adversary Leaders and Their Strategic Cultures, 2003

    Edited by Dr. Barry R. Schneider and Dr. Jerrold M. Post, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    326 Pages

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    Description: This diverse collection of articles includes discussions on strategic deterrence, the Muslim Brotherhood, Pakistan's leaders, North Korea's leadership, Iran's leadership, Iraq's past experience with Saddam Hussein, Syria's leadership, Libya's leadership, behavior models of adversaries, and the need for precise assessments of rivals.

  • The Rollback of South Africa's Chemical and Biological Warfare Program

    Authored by Dr. Stephen Burgess and Dr. Helen Purkitt, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    120 Pages

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    Description: South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's NBC weapons program, Project Coast. The authors explore how systems used for NBC weapons in South Africa were acquired and established beyond the gaze of international and domestic political actors.

  • Future War and Counterproliferation: U.S. Military Responses to NBC Proliferation Threats

    Authored by Dr. Barry R. Schneider, Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT

    248 Pages

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    Description: The United States faces a small number of rogue states that either have or are working to acquire weapons of mass destruction. These NASTIs, or NBC-Arming Sponsors of Terrorism and Intervention, include such states as North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Libya, and Syria. U.S. nonproliferation programs and policies have helped to keep this number small, but U.S. and allied counterproliferation programs are essential to reduce the danger. It is up to deterrence, active defenses, passive defenses, decontamination, and counterforce to turn enemy weapons of mass destruction into instruments of limited destructive effect.

  • Edited by Dr. Barry R. Schneider, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

    146 Pages

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    Description: The authors of the essays in this study examine issues that the US must address if its national security policy in the Middle East is to be well informed. Authors include Lawrence Scheinman, Anthony Coordesman, Ibrahim Karawan, Avner Cohen, and W. Andrew Terrill.

  • Battlefield of the Future - 21st Century Warfare Issues

    Authored by Dr. Lawrence Grinter and Dr. Barry R. Schneider

    286 Pages

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    Description: The authors of the essays in this book focus on issues relating to strategy and war fighting as the world moves into the twenty-first century. In these ten essays, the authors examine the debate over the future of airpower, the unique threat of biological warfare, the impact of the information revolution on warfare, and how changes in military technology might require a rethinking of the principles of warfare. These authors address whether new military technologies, new organization for warfare, and new strategies for employing forces on future battlefields will produce a revolution in military affairs.