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Unformatted text preview: seen one sign of this premature triumphali sm: President Obama ordered 30,000 "surge" troops to come home from Afghanistan by September 2012 against the advice of his military commanders. The battle against the Haqqani network and Taliban — two of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world — is far from won. It will be much harder to defeat Bin Laden's allies in Afghanistan with the U.S. force reduced by a third before the end of next summer's fighting season. Defenders of the administration's Al Qaeda -centric approach may argue that only Al Qaeda has shown the will and capacity to strike the American homeland. But other groups are targeting us as well, and sooner or later they may succe ed. 21 | P a g e Port Security Affirmative BDL Answers to: Detection Fails [___] [___] Improved sensor placement solves Lt. Morgan James et al, Naval Postgraduate School, 2007 (Port Security Strategy 2012, edocs.nps.edu/npspubs/scholarly/TR/2007/NPS-97-07-003.pdf) Several studies have examined the use of container ships to deliver undesired cargo to a United States seaport. Explosives may be denoted upon container ship arrival or after transportation to a high-value installation within the United States. Detecting undesired cargo, especially biological and chemical agents, inside a container presents technical challenges. Coupled with the vast amount of containers arriving at domestic ports, the task of detecting WMD and other undesired cargo is difficult. In most cases, sensors need to be placed in close proximity to the container to be effective. [___] All ports should be equipped with nuclear and radiation detection devices Lt. Morgan James et al, Naval Postgraduate School, 2007 (Port Security Strategy 2012, edocs.nps.edu/npspubs/scholarly/TR/2007/NPS-97-07-003.pdf) The CBP works closely with the port operators, port authority, USCG and other agencies and use the most recent technology for the detection of nuclear and radioactive materials at the various check points. In addition, they have implemented a layered defense security strategy by extending the surveillance zone to the host countries through the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). These initiatives and activities have hardened the security of the border but presently not every port is equipped with the same capability. To deter and prevent the smuggling of radio active materials, every port needs to be equipped with the nuclear and radioactive detectors. 22 | P a g e Port Security Affirmative BDL Answers to: Terrorists Will Attack the Port Directly [___] [___] Improving port security infrastructure deters terror attacks Lt. Morgan James et al, Naval Postgraduate School, 2007 (Port Security Strategy 2012, edocs.nps.edu/npspubs/scholarly/TR/2007/NPS-97-07-003.pdf) The objective of deterrence has its own objective hierarchy and its two sub - objectives which are to prevent physical attack attempts and to prevent the attempted importation of WMDs and terrorist cells. In order to prevent...
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