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Biological Weapons: Threat of the 21st Century
Michele Tallman
Ashford University
Principle & Theory of Security Issues
CRJ433
Alicia Dembowski
January 12, 2014

Biological Weapons: Threat of the 21st Century

Biological Warfare is morally and inhumanely wrong, it is the wrongful killing of men, women, and children and it should be stopped no matter what the circumstances are. For the past 50 years or so the world has lived under the shadow of atomic weapons, threatening a “nuclear nightmare” that would bomb us back to the Stone Age. Now in the 21st Century, there is a new nightmare, called Biological Weapons. These types of weapons deliver toxins and microorganisms, such as viruses and bacteria, so as to deliberately infect disease among people, animals, as well as the destruction of crops leading to food shortages. The way that a biological weapon is used depends on several factors, these include the agent, its preparation; its durability in the environment, and route of infection. Some agents can be disbursed as an aerosol, which can be inhaled or can infect a susceptible spot on the skin, like a cut or wound.
With the recent revolution in molecular biology, this may have incidentally unleashed a new threat to a peaceful night’s sleep. Even though there has been talk concerning the disarming of certain countries from nuclear weapons, terrorist factions and "nations of concern" have sought ways to continue their wars, by using biological weapons. Asymmetric warfare concentrates on the use of unconventional and affordable weapons and tactics, ranging from traditional guerrilla fighting to the deployment of new weapons of mass destruction. The supremacy in conventional weaponry established by the U.S. and demonstrated to lethal effect during the 1991 Gulf War which has made asymmetric warfare all the more attractive. Figuring prominently in…...

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