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Biological warfare : opposing viewpoints

Author: William Dudley
Publisher: San Diego : Greenhaven Press, Thomson/Gale, ©2004.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Authors offer their viewpoints on how serious a danger biological weapons pose, what groups constitute the greatest biological warfare threat, what measures the U.S. should take to prepare for biological warfare, and what ways are best to prevent biological warfare.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Biological warfare.
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, Thomson/Gale, ©2004
(OCoLC)895360436
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Dudley
ISBN: 0737716711 9780737716719 073771672X 9780737716726
OCLC Number: 51553292
Description: 218 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Biological agents can be made into weapons of mass destruction / Scott P. Layne and Michael H. Sommer --
Biological agents should not be considered weapons of mass destruction / Gregg Easterbrook --
Biological weapons pose a serious danger to Americans / Tara O'Toole and Donald A. Henderson --
Americans should not be overly worried about biological weapons / Henry I. Miller and Sherri Ferris --
Anthrax is a serious threat / Sallie Baliunas --
The threat of anthrax has been exaggerated / Steven Milloy --
Foreign terrorist groups and rogue nations are a serious biological warfare threat / Frank J. Cilluffo --
Domestic terrorists constitute a potentially serious biological warfare threat / Jessica Stern --
Russian research programs are a potential wellspring of biological weapons proliferation / Wendy Orent --
American research programs are a potential wellspring of biological weapons proliferation / Edward Hammond --
The United States must spend more on high-tech defenses against biological warfare / David Stipp --
Spending more on high-tech defenses will not protect Americans against biological warfare / Katherine Eban --
Reforms of public health laws are necessary to combat bioterrorism / Lawrence O. Gostin --
Proposed law reforms to combat bioterrorism jeopardize civil liberties / Twila Brase --
All Americans should be vaccinated against smallpox / Louis Warren --
Not all Americans need to be vaccinated against smallpox / Steven Black --
A voluntary smallpox vaccination program is best / Paul W. Ewald --
The United States should accept the Biological Weapons Convention protocol / Council for a Livable World --
The United States should reject the Biological Weapons Convention protocol / John R. Bolton --
Nuclear deterrence can prevent biological warfare / David G. Gompert --
Nuclear deterrence should not be used to prevent biological warfare / Thomas Graham Jr. --
All known stocks of the smallpox virus should be destroyed / Donald A. Henderson and Frank Fenner --
Known stocks of the smallpox virus should be retained for research / Joshua Micah Marshall.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: William Dudley, book editor.

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Authors offer their viewpoints on how serious a danger biological weapons pose, what groups constitute the greatest biological warfare threat, what measures the U.S. should take to prepare for biological warfare, and what ways are best to prevent biological warfare.

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