We see that traditional frameworks

We see that traditional frameworks - The occurrence of...

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The occurrence of recent threats and attacks, particularly by terrorists actors, has highlighted biological weapons as an issue of growing concern to the US military and general population, and overall as a global issue. This recent heightened concern may seem, based on traditional strategy, to be paradoxical seeing that documented accounted of actual biological weapons attacks are quite less than they were in previous eras. In the case of biological weapons, we see that there is another variable, other than the sheer number of actual attacks, which can propel this traditionally 'back-burner' issue to the forefront of national security priority. The advances in technology and scientific research that we have today has greatly increased the 'danger' factor of biological weapons because it has vastly widened its scope of 'potential' (or capabilities) by making possible what was traditionally thought to be impossible, simplifying what was once thought to be too complex, and discovering/enhancing what was once hidden. The question at hand is just how effective traditional security strategies,
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course POLISCI 101 taught by Professor Laraja during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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