By Frank L. Smith III

ISBN-10: 0801452716

ISBN-13: 9780801452710

organic guns have threatened U.S. nationwide defense due to the fact no less than international warfare II. traditionally, although, the U.S. army has overlooked study, improvement, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense. Following September eleven and the anthrax letters of 2001, the U.S. all started spending billions of bucks in keeping with yr on scientific countermeasures and organic detection structures. yet such a lot of this investment now comes from the dep. of healthiness and Human providers instead of the dept of safeguard. Why has the U.S. army missed biodefense and allowed civilian firms to take the lead in protecting the rustic opposed to organic assaults? In American Biodefense, Frank L. Smith III addresses this complicated and mostly untold tale approximately technological know-how, expertise, and nationwide security.

Smith argues that organizational frames and stereotypes have triggered either army forget and the increase of civilian biodefense. within the armed companies, influential principles approximately kinetic conflict have undermined safeguard opposed to organic battle. The impact of those principles on technology and know-how demanding situations the traditional knowledge that nationwide safeguard coverage is pushed via threats or bureaucratic pursuits. Given the tips at paintings contained in the U.S. army, Smith explains how the teachings discovered from biodefense can assist clear up different very important difficulties that variety from radiation guns to cyber attacks.

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