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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:35:14Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:35:14Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T01:38:59Z
dc.identifier.issn0963-6412
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09636412.2011.625780
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42291
dc.description.abstractThe US military is responsible for protecting its forces from biological weapons. However, the Department of Defense has neglected biodefense-most of the funding for which now comes from civilian organizations rather than traditional military sponsors. Why? I argue that organizational frames explain military neglect and the rise of civilian biodefense. Because the military's frame of reference is defined by kinetic warfare involving projectile weapons and explosives, it neglects non-kinetic capabilities like biodefense. In contrast, the civilian Department of Health and Human Services has a different organizational frame and thus is more amenable to supporting biodefense. I test this theory against realism and bureaucratic interests. I find that research, development, and acquisition for biodefense support the ideational theory of organizational frames, which has important implications regarding the influence of specific ideas on national security policy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom663
dc.relation.ispartofpageto696
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSecurity Studies
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Philosophy of Specific Fields
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1606
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2202
dc.titleA Casualty of Kinetic Warfare: Military Research, Development, and Acquisition for Biodefense
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSmith, Frank L.


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