S. Prt. 107-43: Strategies for Homeland Defense: A Compilation by the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, September 26, 2001 [open pdf - 570KB]
S. PRT. 107-43: The Committee on Foreign Relations reprinted the executive summaries and key excerpts from some of the leading reports on emerging threats to U.S. national security. These reports highlight the emergence of both nation-states and sub-national groups with the desire and the capability to employ asymmetric means, including weapons of mass destruction, to strike at the United States, and underscore the real vulnerability of the United States in responding to such attacks and mitigating their consequences. Reports included are: Letter of Transmittal to the United States Senate (Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee); "Countering the Changing Threat of International Terrorism," (Executive Summary from the report of the National Commission on Terrorism, June 5, 2000); "Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change," Excerpt on "Securing the National Homeland," (Phase III Report of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, February 15, 2001); "A Report Card on the Department of Energy's Nonproliferation Programs With Russia," (Executive Summary, by Howard Baker and Lloyd Cutler, Co-Chairs, Russia Task Force, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, January 10, 2001); "The Threat of Bioterrorism and the Natural Spread of Infectious Diseases," Prepared Statements of Sam Nunn and Donald Henderson, (U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations hearing of September 5, 2001); "Report of the Accountability Review Boards on the Embassy Bombings in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam," (Executive Overview, January 1999); "First Annual Report to the President and the Congress of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction: I. Assessing the Threat," (Executive Summary, December 15, 1999); "Second Annual Report to the President and the Congress of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction: II. Toward a National Strategy for Combating Terrorism," (Executive Summary; December 15, 2000).