[Carlisle Barracks, PA] : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 
Book — viii, 115 pages : charts ; 23 cm
pt. I. Introduction
pt. II. The evolution of state biological weapons programs
pt. III. Evolution of nonstate actor/terrorist biological weapons capabilities
pt. IV. Framing "the threat" and setting the agenda of public perception and policy prescription
pt. V. Costs and consequences of the U.S. biodefense program
pt. VI. Conclusion.
It is nearly 15 years since biological weapons (BW) have become a significant national security preoccupation. The events of September 11, 2001, although not in any way related to BW, combined with the distribution of professionally prepared anthrax spores through the U.S. postal system in the weeks afterwards, magnified previous concerns by orders of magnitude.