Accession Number:

ADA530979

Title:

Entomological Terrorism: A Tactic in Asymmetrical Warfare

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2010-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The current operational environment presents military forces with enemies that use unconventional warfare to achieve their goals. Although the US government has dedicated significant resources to address threats of bioterrorism, the adaptive nature of our adversaries necessitates additional emphasis on bioterrorism awareness among military health professionals. This article provides an overview of 3 categories of entomological terrorism and examples from each category with a risk assessment.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE