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Barriers to bioweapons : the challenges of expertise and organization for weapons development

Author: Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Cornell studies in security affairs.
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In both the popular imagination and among lawmakers and national security experts, there exists the belief that with sufficient motivation and material resources, states or terrorist groups can produce bioweapons easily, cheaply, and successfully. In Barriers to Bioweapons, Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley challenges this perception by showing that bioweapons development is a difficult, protracted, and expensive endeavor,  Read more...
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Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, Sonia.
Barriers to bioweapons
(DLC) 2014006190
(OCoLC)871186918
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley
ISBN: 9780801452888 0801452880 9780801471933 0801471931
OCLC Number: 897815016
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The bio-proliferation puzzle --
The acquisition and use of specialized knowledge --
Impediments and facilitators of bioweapons developments: organization --
Management and exogenous factors --
The American bioweapons program: scientific progress, operational failure --
The Soviet bioweapons program: failed integration --
Small bioweapons programs and the constraints of covertness --
Preventing bioweapons developments: policy implications --
American bioweapons program: contractors --
American bioweapons program: approximate budget figures.
Series Title: Cornell studies in security affairs.
Responsibility: Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley.
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Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley shows that bioweapons development is a difficult, protracted, and expensive endeavor, rarely achieving the expected results whatever the magnitude of investment.  Read more...

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