Next Generation Bioweapons: The Technology Of Genetic Engineering Applied To Biowarfare And Bioterrorism

by

Michael J. Ainscough, Colonel, USAF

The Counterproliferation Papers

Future Warfare Series No. 14

USAF Counterproliferation Center

Air War College

Air University

Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

April 2002

The Counterproliferation Papers Series was established by the USAF

Counterproliferation Center to provide information and analysis to assist

the understanding of the U.S. national security policy-makers and USAF

officers to help them better prepare to counter the threat from weapons of

mass destruction. Copies of No. 14 and previous papers in this series are

available from the USAF Counterproliferation Center, 325 Chennault

Circle, Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6427.The fax number is (334) 953-

7530; phone (334) 953-7538.

Counterproliferation Paper No. 14

USAF Counterproliferation Center

Air War College

Air University

Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112-6427

The internet address for the USAF Counterproliferation Center is:

http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-cps.htm

Link to full document: https://www.fas.org/irp/threat/cbw/nextgen.pdf

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2 Responses to “Next Generation Bioweapons: The Technology Of Genetic Engineering Applied To Biowarfare And Bioterrorism”

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