What is the most practical (not necessarily the ideal) solution in eradicating or limiting terrorist threats involving Weapons of Mass Destruction?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 7:59 pm ad1c9bdddf
This solution discusses the most practical (not necessarily the ideal) solution in eradicating or limiting terrorist threats involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. References are provided.
Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) Planning
Ever since 9/11 the federal government has stressed the need to plan for a terrorist incident involving a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). The key consequence regarding management planning issues for a WMD incident are medical and public health.
The four major components for a response to a WMD incident are threat assessment; emergency consultation; specialized technical assistance, and additional assets as needed from the federal and private sector. Response plans should address these components. Health response requires cooperation with all state and local health agencies including private health care providers.
1. Is the health component adequately addressed in the planning for a WMD incident?
2.Do you believe that States and local governments, including local health care facilities, will receive sufficient funding to adequately plan and prepare for such an incident?