The Commission believes that unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction

Week 4.1 Gen Cap
October 27, 2020
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October 27, 2020

The Commission believes that unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction

The Commission believes that unless the world community acts decisively and with great urgency, it is more likely than not that a weapon of mass destruction will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013. The Commission further believes that terrorists are more likely to be able to obtain and use a biological weapon than a nuclear weapon. The Commission believes that the U.S. government needs to move more aggressively to limit the proliferation of biological weapons and reduce the prospect of a bioterror attack” (World at Risk 2008 xv). This is very intriguing and concerning.

After thoroughly reading this week’s course material, state your assessment of the findings and postulations tied to biological weapons being “that terrorists are more likely to be able to obtain and use a biological weapon than a nuclear weapon….[and] that the U.S. government needs to move more aggressively to limit the proliferation of biological weapons and reduce the prospect of a bioterror attack,” (World at Risk 2008 xv) based on researched facts. Please provide any support information required and focus on the Bio portion of this question not the nuclear weapons side.

  • 350 words
  • 2 sources min
  • apa format

Sources:

  1. Biological Weapons: Still a Relevant Threat (review only)
  2. Viral bioterrorism: Learning the lesson of Ebola virus in West Africa 2013–2015 
  3. America’s State of Readiness against Bioterrorism
  4. Bioterror in the Age of Biotechnology
  5. Chemical-Biological Defense Office to Kick Off Dozens of New Programs
  6. Intelligent assessment: Putting emerging biotechnology threats in context
 
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