When Terror Strikes, Who Should Respond?

Weiss, Aaron
September 2001
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Fall2001, Vol. 31 Issue 3, pN.PAG
Academic Journal
The article reports that during the past decade, concerns about possible terrorist acts involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) led the U.S. Congress and the President to adopt a comprehensive counterterrorism plan focused on preventing a chemical, biological, or nuclear attack and enhancing domestic preparedness. Overreliance on the military for domestic WMD protection, however, may diminish the military's warfighting capability and holds the potential for infringement of individual rights.


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