Our Wildcat team is composed of some impressive SMEs. We divided the work into four sections. Section 1 covers Chemical, Biological, Radiation, Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) weapons and payloads delivered by unmanned vehicles. Here we look at the technologies and damage delivered by drones as mini weapons of mass destruction and disruption. Chapter 7 concentrates on Deception and how drones can be used in PSYOPS and INFOWAR. Section 2 concentrates on Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), projectiles payloads, satellite killers, port disrupters, and cyberweapons against CBRN assets. Section 3 looks at policy considerations, risk assessments of threats and vulnerabilities of drone-based WMDD / DEW, practical crime scene investigations for hot zones, and unique challenges of responding to bioterrorism and chemical threats and attacks delivered by drones. Our final Section 4 concludes with social networking implications and DRONESEC security and tracking tools of the trade.
Nuclear Weapons Programs and Policies, Related Technologies, and the Legal Status of Nuclear Weapons WSLF develops and distributes information about nuclear weapons and other high-technology weapons research and development activities. An important aspect of WSLF’s work is assessment of the legal status of nuclear weapons policies and programs. A main focus of WSLF work over the last several years in this area has been the “Stockpile Stewardship and Management” Program, and in particular ongoing and new nuclear weapons research, development, testing and production activities at the Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear weapons laboratories, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and the Nevada Test Site. WSLF provides analysis of the impacts of U.S. nuclear weapons programs on both the test ban and nonproliferation regimes. WSLF also is exploring the connections between the nuclear weapons laboratory facilities claimed necessary for Stockpile Stewardship, and other high technology weapons programs, including directed energy weapons, ballistic missile defenses, and space-based weapons research and development (see U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policies, Ballistic Missile Defense, and the Quest for Weapons in Space). Important recent developments in this area include the Nuclear Posture Review, which revealed plans to intensify research on more useable nuclear weapons, and the proposal to build the Modern Pit Facility, a new factory to mass produce plutonium pits, the nuclear explosive "triggers" of modern thermonuclear weapons.In the spring of 2005, the Department of Defense provoked controversy when a draft revision of its doctrine for nuclear weapons operations was posted, and then removed, from a Department of Defense web site. Although the draft largely continued existing nuclear weapons use doctrine, it stated in unusually clear language U.S. policies regarding use of nuclear weapons in a wide variety of circumstances other than retaliation for nuclear weapons use by another state. In the fall of 2005 the previous (current) versions of U.S. nuclear weapons operations doctrine documents were removed from their public web site location as well. For information, commentary, and various relevant documents no longer available from their original government sources, see the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Doctrine page.Selected WSLF publicationsFusion Energy and the Illusions of Power, Andrew Lichterman, Western States Legal Foundation Commentary, Summer 2009 pdf 2b1af7f3a8