American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological by Frank L. Smith III

By Frank L. Smith III

organic guns have threatened U.S. nationwide defense given that at the very least global conflict II. traditionally, even though, the U.S. army has overlooked learn, improvement, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense. Following September eleven and the anthrax letters of 2001, the USA all started spending billions of greenbacks in line with yr on scientific countermeasures and organic detection structures. yet such a lot of this investment now comes from the dept of overall healthiness and Human providers instead of the dep. of protection. Why has the U.S. army missed biodefense and allowed civilian businesses to take the lead in protecting the rustic opposed to organic assaults? In American Biodefense, Frank L. Smith III addresses this complicated and principally untold tale approximately technology, know-how, and nationwide security.

Smith argues that organizational frames and stereotypes have brought on either army forget and the increase of civilian biodefense. within the armed providers, influential rules approximately kinetic struggle have undermined safety opposed to organic battle. The impression of those rules on technology and expertise demanding situations the traditional knowledge that nationwide protection coverage is pushed via threats or bureaucratic pursuits. Given the guidelines at paintings contained in the U.S. army, Smith explains how the teachings realized from biodefense can assist resolve different very important difficulties that diversity from radiation guns to cyber attacks.

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