Homeland Security Presidential Directive 4: National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction [Unclassified Version] [open pdf - 413KB]
Alternate Title: HSPD 4: National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction [Unclassified Version]
Issued by the White House in 2002, Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)4 lays out the "three pillars" in the fight against weapons of mass destruction [WMD]: counterproliferation to combat WMD use; strengthened nonproliferation to combat WMD proliferation; and consequence management to respond to WMD use. The Strategy also details the four "cross-cutting enabling functions" to be pursued: intelligence collection and analysis on WMD, delivery systems, and related technologies; research and development to improve our ability to respond to evolving threats; bilateral and multilateral cooperation; and targeted strategies against hostile states and terrorists.
HSPD 4; Homeland Security Presidential Directive 4