Accession Number : ADA328852

Title :   Biological Weapons--The Poor Man's Nuke.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Schneider, Barry R. ; Mayer, Terry N.

PDF Url : ADA328852

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Biological warfare is one leg of the triad of weapons of mass destruction (coupled with nuclear and chemical weapons). Biological weapons pose a significant threat to the United States military and public population across the spectrum of conflict. There is, however, little common knowledge of the insidious yet devastating potential of these weapons. This paper is written for the lay (that is non-technical) reader, outlining the history, threat, and possible countermeasures related to biological warfare agents. The intent is to heighten the awareness level regarding biological warfare as a military and terrorist threat.

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WEAPONS, *CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS, WEAPONS, THREATS, MASS, DESTRUCTION, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, CONFLICT, TERRORISM, COUNTERMEASURES, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE