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Homeland Security

Transnational Threats: Blending Law Enforcement and Military Strategies

Edited by Dr. Carolyn Pumphrey.

November 2000

256 Pages

Brief Synopsis

On February 2-3, 2000, the U.S. Army War College, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and the Duke University Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security co-sponsored a conference in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The conference examined transnational threats, including terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, cyber threats to the national infrastructure, and international organized crime. The goal was to evaluate the seriousness of such threats and discuss strategies for dealing with them. In particular, the conference sought to address the question of how military and law enforcement could blend their strategies to better counter transnational threats. A secondary purpose was to clarify the role of the military in meeting challenges that transcend national borders and threaten our national interests.

This book highlights some of the main issues and themes that ran through the conference. After looking at the various threats and undertaking a risk assessment, the report considers the unique aspects of transnational threats, and then identifies the key challenges facing the United States, paying particular attention to the role of the military. The book concludes with discussions of some of the steps that should be taken to secure ourselves against transnational threats



1. Introduction
Carolyn W. Pumphrey

2. An Overview from Law Enforcement’s Perspective
Spike Bowman

3. Transnational Threats: U.S. Military Strategy
Daniel S. Roper

4. Information and Terroristic Use of Mass Weapons: The Larger Context
Kenneth A. Minihan

5. Intelligence Problems as They Relate to International Crime Organizations and Drug Trafficking
William J. Olson

6. Transnational Threats Vis-`a-Vis Law Enforcement and Military Intelligence: Lessons on the Emerging Relationship
Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker

7. Terrorism by Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Reassessment of the Threat
Bruce Hoffman

8. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Review and New Paradigm
Jeffrey F. Addicott

9. Bruce Hoffman’s View of Terrorism by Weapons of Mass Destruction: Another Perspective
Victor Utgoff

10. The National Information Infrastructure: The Role of the Department of Defense in Defending It
Daniel T. Kuehl

11. Daniel T. Kuehl’s View of DOD’s Role in Defending the National Information Infrastructure: Another Perspective
Phillip E. Lacombe

12. Daniel Kuehl’s View of Information Warfare and the Defense of U.S. Information Systems: Another Perspective
Richard Marshall

13. Combating Transnational Organized Crime
Phil Williams

14. Phil Williams’ View of Criminal Organizations and Drug Trafficking: Another Perspective
Thomas V. Fuentes

15. Phil Williams’ Views on Combating International Organized Crime: Another Perspective
James R. McDonough

16. Preparing for War in the Fourth Dimension: A Reality Check
David M. Crane

17. Terrorism and National Defense: The Congressional Perspective
William Natter

18. New Institutions and New Ways of Operating
Jeffrey A. Hunker

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