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Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley

Abstract

There exists the belief that with sufficient motivation and material resources, states or terrorist groups can produce bioweapons easily, cheaply, and successfully. This book challenges this perception by showing that bioweapons development is a difficult, protracted, and expensive endeavor, rarely achieving the expected results whatever the magnitude of investment. The book's findings are based on extensive interviews conducted with former U.S. and Soviet-era bioweapons scientists and on careful analysis of archival data and other historical documents related to various state and terrorist bi ... More

Keywords: bioweapons, terrorist, bioweapons development, bioweapons scientists, intellectual capital

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452888
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452888.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, author
Assistant Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University