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Biological warfare : opposing viewpoints

Author: Christine Watkins
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays debate the danger of biological weapons, what preparations the United States should make, and whether attacks can be prevented.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Watkins
ISBN: 9780737747577 0737747579 9780737747584 0737747587
OCLC Number: 441154069
Description: 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: How great a danger do biological weapons pose? Biological weapons pose a serious threat to Americans / Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism and Bob Graham ; Biological weapons are less destructive than nuclear weapons / Allison Macfarlane ; Anthrax is a serious threat / Jeffrey W. Runge ; Anthrax is not a serious threat / Fred Burton and Scott Stewart ; Smallpox remains a bioterrorism threat / Stefan Riedel --
Who constitutes a serious biological warfare threat? Foreign and domestic terrorist groups are a serious biological warfare threat / Robert S. Mueller III ; The biological warfare threat from terrorist groups is overstated / Milton Leitenberg ; Iran has the capability to produce biological weapons / Anthony H. Cordesman ; African nations constitute a unique biological weapons threat / James Thuo Njuguna --
How should the United States prepare for biological warfare? The expansion of biodefense research laboratories needs increased oversight / Edward Hammond ; The expansion of biodefense research laboratories has sufficient oversight for safety / Hugh Auchincloss ; Proposed legislation will significantly improve the select agent program / Richard Burr ; Increased regulations regarding the select agent program could undermine valuable research / Gigi Kwik Gronvall ; The U.S. government should invest more for epidemic preparedness / Tara O'Toole --
How can biological warfare be prevented? The United States should strengthen its commitment to the Biological Weapons Convention / Jeanne Guillemin ; The United States is strongly committed to the Biological Weapons Convention / John C. Rood ; All known stocks of the smallpox virus should be destroyed / Edward Hammond ; Known stocks of the smallpox virus should be retained for national security / John O. Agwunobi ; The United States should negotiate a compromise regarding the retention of the smallpox virus / Jonathan B. Tucker.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Christine Watkins, book editor.

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Essays debate the danger of biological weapons, what preparations the United States should make, and whether attacks can be prevented.

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