staffed or missioned to effectively integrate military forces in an operational capacity. It
also only focuses on the consequence management end of the WMD threat.
The ATSD-CBD is likewise a civilian oversight office without the structure or
expertise to direct military forces in an operational mode. Its primary functions address
the development and procurement of WMD related equipment for the armed forces. It
also presides over the destruction of the nation’s legacy chemical arsenal.
The JTF-CS is the only command operating at the strategic level whose primary
mission is related to WMD and NBC defense. While lightly staffed for a standing JTF, it
is certainly capable of the integration of effort required within DoD and also the
coordination required with agencies external to DoD. Its problem however, it that JTF-
CS only focuses on the consequence management portion of WMD defense. It has
virtually no role in the strategic integration of counterproliferation, deterrence,
prevention, intelligence, structure and equipment, or counterterrorism activities.
The DTRA is a defense agency headed by civilian leadership not a military
command headquarters with a supporting staff along traditional lines. It is not capable of
providing the strategic direction necessary nor does it have the clout to establish and
enforce operational policy. It always functions in support of the services, military
commands, and other agencies. Although its area of expertise is certainly WMD, it is in
essence a supporting agency. As stated previously, it does for WMD what the Defense
Logistics Agency (DLA) does for logistics support to the warfighters. It is not organized
to function as a supported command.
The organizations above represent the principal armed forces strategic structure
whose primary missions are related to WMD. All told, it is clear that none of them is