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Appendix H A Comparison of the Characteristics of Six Weapons Systems from the Perspective of a State or Terrorist Organization Legend Detectable signature? No, Maybe, Yes Barriers to development Very High, High, Moderate, Low Technical experts Many, Some, Few, Very Few Casualty potential Very High, High, Moderate, Low, Low (High â Economic), Very Low Is technical capability a limitation? Yes, No Availability of materials Few,Â Some, Many Access to materials Very Poor, Poor, Good, Very Good, Universal Intelligence target Very Hard, Hard, Moderately Hard, Moderately â Easy Dual use Yes, No Trackable/detectable? Yes, Maybe Attribution possibility? High, Moderate, Low, Very low Table developed by Dr. David Franz. 155
156 Nuclear Biological Chemical State Substate State Substate State Substate Detectable signature? Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe Yes Maybe Barriers to development High Very High Moderate Moderate Low Moderate Technical experts Few Very Few Many Very Few Many Few Casualty potential Very High Very High Very High to High to Moderate to Low Very Low Very Low Low Is technical capability a Yes Yes No Yes No No limitation? Availability of materials Few Few Many Many Some Some Access to materials Poor Very Poor Good Poor Very Good Good Intelligence target Moderately Easy Moderately Hard Very Hard Very Hard Moderately Hard Hard Dual use Yes N/A Yes N/A Yes N/A Trackable/detectable? Yes Maybe Maybe Maybe Maybe Maybe Attribution possibility? High to Moderate Moderate Low Very Low Low Very Low
Radiological Conventional Explosive Cyber State Substate State Substate State Substate Detectable signature? Maybe Maybe No No Maybe Maybe Barriers to development Low Moderate Low Low Low Low Technical experts Some Few Many Many Many Some Casualty potential Low (High Â Low (High High to Low Â High to Low N/A N/A Economic) Economic) Is technical capability a limitation? No Yes No No No No Availability of materials Some Some Many Many Universal Universal Access to materials Good Poor Very Good Good Universal Universal Intelligence target Very Hard Hard Very Hard Very Hard Hard Hard Dual Use Yes N/A Yes N/A No N/A Trackable/detectable? Maybe Maybe Maybe Maybe Maybe Maybe Attribution possibility? Low Very Low Low Very Low Moderate Moderate 157