Homeland Security

PLANNING SCENARIOS
Executive Summaries



Created for Use in National, Federal, State,
and Local Homeland Security Preparedness Activities





The Homeland Security Council



David Howe, Senior Director for Response and Planning

July 2004




Contents
Introduction iii
Common Response Threads vi
Mission Areas vii
Scenario 1: Nuclear Detonation - 10-Kiloton Improvised Nuclear Device 1-1
Scenario 2: Biological Attack - Aerosol Anthrax 2-1
Scenario 3: Biological Disease Outbreak - Pandemic Influenza 3-1
Scenario 4: Biological Attack - Plague 4-1
Scenario 5: Chemical Attack - Blister Agent 5-1
Scenario 6: Chemical Attack - Toxic Industrial Chemicals 6-1
Scenario 7: Chemical Attack - Nerve Agent 7-1
Scenario 8: Chemical Attack - Chlorine Tank Explosion 8-1
Scenario 9: Natural Disaster - Major Earthquake 9-1
Scenario 10: Natural Disaster - Major Hurricane 10-1
Scenario 11: Radiological Attack - Radiological Dispersal Devices 11-1
Scenario 12: Explosives Attack - Bombing Using Improvised Explosive Device 12-1
Scenario 13: Biological Attack - Food Contamination 13-1
Scenario 14: Biological Attack - Foreign Animal Disease (Foot and Mouth Disease) 14-1
Scenario 15: Cyber Attack 15-1
Appendix: Scenario Working Group Members A-1


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