The Gathering Biological Warfare Storm

The Gathering Biological Warfare Storm

by Jim A. Davis
     
 

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A new threat is stalking the nation, as terrorist organizations and rogue states alike appear intent on acquiring and using the poor man's nuclear weapon: biological agents such as anthrax, smallpox, and plague. Attacks against Americans during the past dozen years may be an indication of more worrisome events to come. U.S. military forces in Japan were

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A new threat is stalking the nation, as terrorist organizations and rogue states alike appear intent on acquiring and using the poor man's nuclear weapon: biological agents such as anthrax, smallpox, and plague. Attacks against Americans during the past dozen years may be an indication of more worrisome events to come. U.S. military forces in Japan were attacked in April of 1990 with botulinum toxin by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Hundreds in Oregon were sickened with Salmonella after an attack in 1984. And small amounts of anthrax resulted in wide spread panic and frequent evacuations across country in the fall of 2001. In this book ten experts discuss in detail the threats posed by bio-weapons and assess the current state of U.S. biological defenses. Presents a balanced account of the current biological menaces and discusses the defensive countermeasures underway to combat both biological warfare and bioterrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275983147
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2004
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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