capabilities for DoD as a whole. Table 1 lists the unclassified specific priorities for the
Table 1. Required CINC Counterproliferation Capabilities
10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
Provide individual protection for forces and assist allies/coalition partners with relief from the effects of NBC Intercept conventional delivery of WMD and control collateral effects Provide collective protection to forces and assist allies/coalition partners with relief from the effects of WMD Mitigate the effects of WMD Detect and monitor development, production, deployment, employment of WMD Communicate the ability/will to employ interdiction/response capabilities Determine vulnerabilities in WMD development, production, transfer, deployment, and employment Conduct off-site attack to destroy, disable, and deny WMD targets Establish and maintain relations with allies, and potential adversaries to discourage development, production, and use of WMD Seize, destroy, disable, and deny transport of WMD Communicate the ability/will to employ defensive capabilities Determine vulnerabilities in decision making process related to WMD Conduct information warfare to destroy, disable, and deny WMD Support treaties, export controls, and political/diplomatic efforts Provide alternatives to the pursuit of WMD Provide intelligence collection capabilities in support of USG non- proliferation efforts Conduct on-site attack to seize, destroy, disable, and deny WMD targets Provide personnel, training, materiel, and equipment to support security assistance Destroy, disable, and deny actor’s non-WMD resources and capabilities
Source: DoD Chemical and Biological Defense Program Annual Report to Congress, March 2000. 4
Beyond these specific requirements, it appears DoD is beginning to consider the
need for organizational change at the strategic level. This is at least partially due to a
growing need to integrate the capabilities these requirements call for.
In a recent address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former
Defense Secretary William Cohen said, “The United States must begin to map a strategy 36