Redundancy Approach To National Security

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International and domestic law are not perfect instruments to fight against cyberattacks, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents and weapons, terrorism finance, or terrorism in general, the private sector and civilian population has to be involved. This is because the nature of these unconventional attacks, coupled with the impossibilities of “perfect security” only allows for a balancing of risk that can be achieved through a redundancy approach to managing these threats. The balancing of risk is optimal when the domestic and international law, the private sector, and the civilian population are working in tandem. The first section of this paper will define a realistic goal of security. The second section will explain the uniqueness of the threats mentioned above. The third section will explain why a redundancy approach …show more content…
In simplest terms, it is a series of educated guesses on where to best backup the backups. When using this approach for national security it means that apart from the mechanism that international and domestic law has in place to combat these threats, the private sector and the civilian population are included, not as a line of defense, but more so a line of prevention of risk both prior to and after an attack. Using the redundancy approach does more than back up what the government has in place to combat these threats with the civilian population and private sectors, it also puts a line of defense in areas that domestic and international law cannot reach. Intrinsic in any security dilemma is a privacy trade off. In the war against terror, civil liberties have to be considered, no matter how catastrophic a threat may be. The fight against terrorism and the protection of civil and human rights must go hand in hand. In order to preserve civil liberties, civil duties have to be acted upon. The nature

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