Accession Number:

ADA486313

Title:

Biological Terrorism: US Policies to Reduce Global Biothreats

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PARTNERSHIP FOR A SECURE AMERICA WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE