Twenty years ago the United States unilaterally disbanded its biological warfare program. According to the wisdom of that time, germs and toxins were crude, uncontrollable weapons of little military value.1 In recent times, however, analysts have begun to warn that biological agents are now poised to become flexible weapons perhaps "even more dangerous" than nuclear arms.2
"The Coming Explosion of Silent Weapons,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 42
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol42/iss3/2