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