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The Resource Evaluating novel threats to the homeland : unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles, Brian A. Jackson [and others]

Evaluating novel threats to the homeland : unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles, Brian A. Jackson [and others]

Label
Evaluating novel threats to the homeland : unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles
Title
Evaluating novel threats to the homeland
Title remainder
unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles
Statement of responsibility
Brian A. Jackson [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Changes in technology and adversary behavior will invariably produce new threats that must be assessed by defense and homeland security planners, and a decision must be made about whether they merit changes in current defenses or the development of new defensive approaches. An example of such a novel threat is the use of cruise missiles or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by terrorist groups or other asymmetric actors to attack homeland targets. Individual threats cannot be assessed in isolation, however, since adversaries always have many options for staging attacks. To examine the threat of UAVs and cruise missiles, RAND utilized a "red analysis of alternatives" approach, wherein the benefits, costs, and risks of different options are considered from the point of view of a potential adversary. For several types of attacks, the suitability of cruise missiles and UAVs was compared against other options, such as vest bombs, car bombs, and mortars. This approach identifies the operational problems faced by a potential adversary to help the defense understand how the capabilities that different attack modes provide may overcome those problems. Given the insights this analysis of alternatives produced into the circumstances under which UAVs and cruise missiles might be preferred by an attacker, RAND explored defensive options to address the threat. This analysis considered defensive options targeting the full range of adversary activities, including activities before, during, and after an attack, rather than a preferential focus on classical terminal-defense strategies. UAVs and cruise missiles represent a "niche threat" within a larger threat context; therefore, defenses were sought that provide common protection against both this and other asymmetric threats. The monograph concludes with a discussion of cross-cutting lessons about this threat and the assessment of novel threats in general
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
363.325
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UG1242.D7
LC item number
J33 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jackson, Brian A.
  • United States
Series statement
Rand corporation monograph series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drone aircraft
  • Cruise missiles
  • Air defenses
  • Terrorism
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Air defenses
  • Cruise missiles
  • Drone aircraft
  • Terrorism
  • United States
Label
Evaluating novel threats to the homeland : unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles, Brian A. Jackson [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-106)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- UAVs and cruise missiles as asymmetric threats: how do these systems compare with alternative attack modes? -- What adversary operational problems can UAVs and cruise missiles best solve and how do UAVs and cruise missiles compare with alternative solutions? -- What are the terrorist group characteristics and preferences relevant to the acquisition and use of technology? -- Considering defensive strategies and options -- Conclusions
Control code
347009871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 106 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833044877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786611736477
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 173647
  • 22573/cttdfr3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)347009871
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Evaluating novel threats to the homeland : unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles, Brian A. Jackson [and others]
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-106)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- UAVs and cruise missiles as asymmetric threats: how do these systems compare with alternative attack modes? -- What adversary operational problems can UAVs and cruise missiles best solve and how do UAVs and cruise missiles compare with alternative solutions? -- What are the terrorist group characteristics and preferences relevant to the acquisition and use of technology? -- Considering defensive strategies and options -- Conclusions
Control code
347009871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 106 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833044877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786611736477
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 173647
  • 22573/cttdfr3
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)347009871
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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