Evaluating novel threats to the homeland unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles

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 nove...

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Main Author: Jackson, Brian A.
Corporate Author: United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND National Defense Research Institute 2008, 2008
Series:Rand corporation monograph series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 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
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-106)