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credible governmental and nongovernmental sources within their public statements,

testimony, and articles relating to the matter. Lastly, this chapter reviews the growing

literature on what structure and capabilities the US and DoD need in the future.

Chapter 3 will begin with a brief discussion of federal and DoD priorities. Each

of the defense and nondefense organizations involved with the WMD threat is then

examined for its contribution to answering the basic research question.

Chapter 4 then lists the research methodology used to gather and process the

information summarized in the previous two chapters.

In chapter 5 this information will be tallied and analyzed. The analysis will then

lead to a set of logical conclusions. Each conclusion is followed by a discussion of the

reasons why it was derived.

The final chapter attempts to conclude with what potentially could be done. It

does not favor any particular course of action. That is better left for additional research

and analysis. However, chapter 6 does suggest broad-level changes that could be

explored to stay in front of the WMD threat. In addition, this chapter highlights other

defense challenges that in some way appear to parallel the WMD threat and therefore

should be considered when addressing that threat.

Contributions This Study Will Make

This study will provide the strategic defense community with developed thought

regarding integration of NBC defense capabilities at the strategic level. An integrated

strategic direction in this mission area is critical to coordinating overall US strategic,

operational and tactical objectives. Only an adequate organizational structure is capable

of providing this strategic direction in support of US national interests. This study will 12

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