Accession Number : ADA486313


Title :   Biological Terrorism: US Policies to Reduce Global Biothreats


Corporate Author : PARTNERSHIP FOR A SECURE AMERICA WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Kellman, Barry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a486313.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : This report finds progress in US government bioterrorism interdiction and response programs, and in cooperative efforts to track infectious diseases internationally, including creation of a new office charged with strengthening cooperative non-proliferation of bioweapons and related knowledge. However, inadequate multilateral coordination and cooperation remains the single largest stumbling block to effective bioterror prevention. Despite increases in overall biothreat response funding, global threat reduction programs are still under-funded, and US disengagement from the Biological Weapons Convention has undercut the confidence necessary for effective multilateral cooperation.


Descriptors :   *BIOTERRORISM , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , INFORMATION EXCHANGE , THREATS , INTERDICTION , TRACKING , INTERNATIONAL , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS , PUBLIC HEALTH , COOPERATION , NATIONAL DEFENSE , VACCINES , DETECTION , POLICIES , RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE