Book Assessing the biological weapons and bioterrorism threat / Milton Leitenberg.
Associated Name: Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Publication year: 2005.
Call Number U413.A66 L23 2005 ; U413.R32 L35 2005
Media class: Book
Publisher: [Carlisle Barracks, PA] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
"This is an expanded version of a paper prepared for an international conference, 'Meeting the Challenges of Bioterrorism: Assessing the Threat and Designing Biodefense Strategies.' The conference was convened on April 22-23, 2005, by the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology located in Zurich, Switzerland." -- p. ii.
Extent: viii, 115 p. : charts ; 23 cm.
It is nearly 15 years since biological weapons (BW) have become a significant national security preoccupation. The events of September 11, 2001, although not in any way related to BW, combined with the distribution of professionally prepared anthrax spores through the U.S. postal system in the weeks afterwards, magnified previous concerns by orders of magnitude.
pt. 1. Introduction -- pt. 2. The evolution of state biological weapons programs -- pt. 3. Evolution of nonstate actor/terrorist biological weapons capabilities -- pt. 4. Framing "the threat" and setting the agenda of public perception and policy prescription -- pt. 5. Costs and consequences of the U.S. biodefense program -- pt. 6. Conclusion.