New PDF release: American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological

By Frank L. Smith III

ISBN-10: 0801452716

ISBN-13: 9780801452710

organic guns have threatened U.S. nationwide protection considering the fact that not less than international battle II. traditionally, notwithstanding, the U.S. army has ignored examine, improvement, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense. Following September eleven and the anthrax letters of 2001, the us begun spending billions of greenbacks in step with yr on clinical countermeasures and organic detection platforms. yet so much of this investment now comes from the dep. of healthiness and Human providers instead of the dept of safety. Why has the U.S. army overlooked biodefense and allowed civilian organisations to take the lead in protecting the rustic opposed to organic assaults? In American Biodefense, Frank L. Smith III addresses this confusing and mostly untold tale approximately technology, expertise, and nationwide security.

Smith argues that organizational frames and stereotypes have triggered either army forget and the increase of civilian biodefense. within the armed prone, influential principles approximately kinetic conflict have undermined security opposed to organic struggle. The effect of those principles on technological know-how and know-how demanding situations the normal knowledge that nationwide defense coverage is pushed by way of threats or bureaucratic pursuits. Given the information at paintings contained in the U.S. army, Smith explains how the teachings realized from biodefense may also help remedy different very important difficulties that variety from radiation guns to cyber attacks.

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