Building Partner Capacity to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

Building Partner Capacity to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

Building Partner Capacity to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

Building Partner Capacity to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

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This RAND National Defense Research Institute monograph outlines and then applies a four-step process for developing regional approaches to building partner capacity (BPC) to combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD). These steps include identifying capabilities and desired end states relative to the WMD threat, working with potential partners, identifying relevant BPC ways and means, and developing a framework to assess the effectiveness of BPC programs and activities. In doing so, the monograph identifies seven key themes that are linked to the recommendations. These key themes include improving guidance, increasing visibility of ongoing activities at a global level, improving coordination, encouraging collaboration and implementation, conducting assessments, and securing resources.

This research was sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Advanced Systems and Concepts Office (ASCO) and was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community. This research is designed to provide BPC planners with a process for developing regional approaches for combating WMD and assessing their effectiveness.

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