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By U.S. Government,U.S. Military,National Defense University (NDU)

ISBN-10: 154961262X

ISBN-13: 9781549612626

the U.S. ignores the potential of agricultural bioterrorism at its peril. The relative ease of a catastrophic bio-weapons assault opposed to the yankee foodstuff and agriculture infrastructure, and the devastating fiscal and social effects of such an act, call for that the country pursue an competitive, targeted, coordinated, and stand-alone nationwide technique to strive against agricultural bioterrorism. the tactic may still construct on counterterrorism projects already underway; leverage present Federal, kingdom, and native courses and functions; and contain key consumers, stakeholders, and companions. The U.S. division of Agriculture should still lead the improvement of this strategy.

We comprehend that at the least 9 nations aid offensive terrorism courses, and that Al Qaeda—Osama bin Laden's foreign terrorist organization—has been dedicated to constructing and deploying guns of mass destruction opposed to U.S. goals. And the chance that the hot anthrax assaults have been perpetrated via a family terrorist with entry to a Federal executive, educational, or inner most laboratory that possessed anthrax for valid clinical purposes has introduced worry to the doorsteps of just about each domestic, company, and public establishment within the country.

We at the moment are additionally dealing with as much as a much less publicized, yet in all probability devastating threat—terrorism directed opposed to the Nation's nutrients and agricultural infrastructure. As this paper elucidates, American farms, foodstuff, and agriculture platforms are incredibly liable to planned disruption via opposed pursuits purpose on undermining self assurance in nutrients offers or wreaking havoc at the agricultural area of the yankee economic climate, which money owed for one-sixth of our gross family product.

Because of its breadth, range, and unprecedented good fortune, U.S. agriculture is an inviting objective for terrorists. not just are meals provides very important for feeding our personal inhabitants and others all over the world, and significant for the Nation's fiscal well-being, yet American agriculture is a brilliant instance of the functions of recent medical farming. Intelligence stories point out variety of international locations have energetic examine courses which may produce organic brokers to threaten vegetation and livestock.

Naturally happening outbreaks of illnesses sign the devastation which may consequence from a gently choreographed intentional unencumber. hence the hot Foot and mouth affliction epidemics in Taiwan and nice Britain, or hog cholera within the Netherlands, or the an infection of Florida citrus timber with citrus canker, aptly exhibit the vulnerability of residing objectives to organic pathogens and the commercial chaos that could end result from an outbreak—intentional or otherwise.

Chapter One * Bioterrorism, Biowarfare, and nationwide defense * bankruptcy * An rising probability to foodstuff defense * bankruptcy 3 * Countering the hazard * bankruptcy 4 * strategies and end * Appendix A * Framework for nationwide Coordination for safeguard, severe Infrastructure, and Counterterrorism * Appendix B * High-Priority learn wishes * Appendix C * Federal corporations with Counterterrorism obligations * Appendix D * Key Federal courses and services to wrestle Bioterrorism * Appendix E * chosen Agricultural and Environmental firms * Appendix F * Acronyms * Endnotes * References

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