US readies for next big threats

Marlantes, Liz
October 2001
Christian Science Monitor;10/30/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 235, p1
Discusses efforts of the United States to prevent some of the most dangerous threats from terrorists through tighter security at biological, chemical, and nuclear plants worldwide, in the wake of an anthrax outbreak in the U.S. Need for vigilance; Other scenarios that officials are concerned about.


Related Articles

  • Battling Bioterrorism. Danzig, Richard // Government Executive;7/15/2004, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p86 

    This article presents information on bioterrorism in the U.S. Anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001 put the nation on alert. Bioterrorism could strike domestically, with devastating effects. In the three years since, the government has invested substantial resources in cities and states to help...

  • Outside Experts: STEPHEN PRIOR. Caruso, Lisa; Gorman, Siobhan; Lunney, Kellie; Munro, Neil; Sangillo, Gregg; Serafini, Marilyn Werber; Vaida, Bam // Government Executive;2/15/2004, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p117 

    The article presents information on Stephen Prior, research director of national security, Health Policy Center of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Prior set up the Health Policy Center in 2000, just in time to be a resource to federal and state governments in the aftermath of the 2001...

  • BIO TERRORISM. Hanly, Ken // Canadian Dimension;Nov/Dec2001, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p41 

    Discusses biological terrorism as a counter-attack against the United States' war on terrorism.

  • Obama trades safety for more bureaucracy. Rogers, Harold // Hill;5/15/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 56, p31 

    The article discusses the need to fight the international drug trade, its associated violence, and keeping the nation safer in the U.S.

  • Homeland Security: New Department Could Improve Coordination but May Complicate Priority Setting: GAO-02-893T. Heinrich, Janet // GAO Reports;6/28/2002, p1 

    Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the subsequent anthrax incidents, there has been concern about the ability of the federal government to prepare for and coordinate an effective public health response given the broad distribution of responsibility for that task at the...

  • Homeland Security: CDC's Oversight of the Select Agent Program: GAO-03-315R. Bascetta, Cynthia A. // GAO Reports;11/22/2002, p1 

    In the wake of anthrax incidents and mounting concerns about the potential for another bioterrorism attack, we assessed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Laboratory Registration/ Select Agent Transfer Program....

  • United States biodefense, international law, and the problem of intent. Enemark, Christian // Politics & the Life Sciences;Mar-Sep2005, Vol. 24 Issue 1/2, p32 

    Since the anthrax attacks of 2001 in the United States, annual U.S. government spending on biodefense programs has increased enormously. U.S. biodefense was once exclusively the domain of military agencies and was aimed principally at protecting battlefield troops against the products of...

  • Concocting Viral Apocalypse: Catastrophic Risk and the Production of Bio(in)security. Keränen, Lisa // Western Journal of Communication;Oct-Dec2011, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p451 

    The post-9/11 era featured an unprecedented expansion of global biodefense initiatives. This essay chronicles the rise of biodefense by tracking biological risk construction across political, scientific, and cultural rhetoric from the late 1990s to the present. It maintains that the production...

  • Biodefense cost and consequence.  // Journal of Clinical Investigation;Jul2004, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p2 

    After the intentional release of anthrax into the U.S. mail system in October 2001 and in the midst of rumors of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the U.S. government substantially ramped up its biodefense research. In light of the huge growth in this area, the question that arises is...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics