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Author Mauroni, Albert J
Title Chemical Demilitarization : Public Policy Aspects
Imprint Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2003
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Note Contents -- Tables and Figures -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- 1. No More Chemical Arms -- 2. A Legacy of Chemical Weapons -- 3. Death and Birth of a Program -- 4. Public and Congressional Interests -- 5. Developing a Disposal Program -- 6. Risk Management -- 7. Legitimating Incineration -- 8. Implementing the Disposal Program -- 9. Managing the Disposal Program -- 10. The Impact of Public Outreach -- 11. Evaluating and Terminating the Disposal Program -- 12. Reflecting on Public Policy -- Appendix A: Life Cycle Costs of the Program -- Appendix B: Congressional Views on Demilitarization -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
For more than 15 years, the Army's chemical demilitarization program has been criticized and castigated as a potentially dangerous effort, poorly executed without concern for the public. By reviewing the chemical demilitarization program as a public policy area, Mauroni offers a different perspective on how the Army worked with Congress and the public to offer the safest program possible. The Army was forced to delay its own schedule and increase the breadth and depth of the program to address political demands and idealistic environmental concerns. Mauroni contends that Army and Department of Defense leadership's insistence on treating this program as a strictly technical effort, rather than as a public policy concern is in part responsible for the public's misunderstanding of the Army's execution of the program. Despite its challenges, the Army is well on its way to accomplishing its goal of destroying the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile with no impact on the public or environment. They have stumbled through, however, rather than planned their exit. According to Mauroni, the Army needs to examine this program carefully to identify how to address public policy questions better in the future, to include responding to chemical and biological terrorism, developing a biological warfare vaccine program, and addressing future Gulf War illness questions. Their failure to learn will otherwise result in a continued inability to address critical questions on how they respond to chemical and biological warfare issues
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Mauroni, Albert J. Chemical Demilitarization : Public Policy Aspects Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC,c2003 9780275977962
Subject Chemical weapons disposal -- Government policy -- United States.;Hazardous wastes -- Government policy -- United States
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