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"Statement on U.S. Capabilities in Nuclear Forensics and Attribution in the Aftermath of a Nuclear or Radiological Attack"

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"Statement on U.S. Capabilities in Nuclear Forensics and Attribution in the Aftermath of a Nuclear or Radiological Attack"

U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Hearing on The Status of U.S. Response Following an RDD Attack

Testimony

November 15, 2007

Author: Debra K. Decker, Former Associate, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2006–2011

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: International Security

 

"Even if the U.S. had a foolproof attribution capability, the capability would prove of limited value unless it was decisively framed within a larger policy context. Gaps do exist on the hard science side and many of them have been enumerated by others, however, the policy gap is also large and must be filled."

Ms. Decker was unable to appear before the committee but her statement was entered into the congressional record.

 

For more information about this publication please contact the ISP Program Coordinator at 617-496-1981.

For Academic Citation:

Decker, Debra. "Statement on U.S. Capabilities in Nuclear Forensics and Attribution in the Aftermath of a Nuclear or Radiological Attack." Testimony to . November 15, 2007.

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