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Author Leitenberg, Milton

Title Assessing the biological weapons and bioterrorism threat / Milton Leitenberg
Published [Carlisle, PA] : [Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College], [2005]
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Contents pt. I. Introduction -- pt. II. The evolution of state biological weapons programs -- pt. III. Evolution of nonstate actor/terrorist biological weapons capabilities -- pt. IV. Framing "the threat" and setting the agenda of public perception and policy prescription -- pt. V. Costs and consequences of the U.S. biodefense program -- pt. VI. Conclusion
Summary This monograph is comprised of six substantive sections. An opening introductory section sets the global context in which the threat of "bioterrorism" should be placed. The second section, using U.S. Government sources, surveys the evolution of offensive state biological weapons programs. The third section surveys the evolution of the efforts by nonstate actor--terrorist group--to obtain, develop, and use biological agents. The fourth section reviews the public portrayal of the BW threat by U.S. officials. The fifth and final section discusses the impact of the U.S. biodefense research program on the possible future development of biological weapons
Notes "December 2005."
"This is an expanded version of a paper prepared for an international conference, 'Meeting the Challenge of Bioterrorism: Assessing the Threat and Designing Biodefense Strategies.' The conference was convened April 22-23, 2005."
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (1972 April 10)
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (1972 April 10)
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (1972 April 10)
Bioterrorism
Biological Warfare Agents
Biological Warfare
Disaster Planning
Risk Assessment
Biological weapons -- Government policy -- United States
Biological weapons -- Risk assessment
Bioterrorism -- Risk assessment
Biological weapons -- Government policy.
United States
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute
ISBN 1584872217
9781584872214