This book outlines how and why the United States government initiated, sustained and then dramatically expanded an illegal biological arms buildup. Most significantly, U.S. expert Francis A. Boyle reveals how the new billion dollar U.S. Chemical and Biological Defense Program has been reorientated to accord with the NeoConservative preemptive strike agenda—this time by biological and chemical warfare.
Biowarfare and Terrorism should raise public concern at what the vastly expanded US biowarfare research and purported civilian preparedness programs hold in store for America––and the extent to which the Bush administration is prepared to pursue them, irrespective of their incitement to a global biowarfare arms race, and their likely exposure of the American people in the future to both accidents and reprisals.
Foreword by Jonathan King, Professor of Molecular Biology at M.I.T. and an authority on the genes and proteins of micro-organisms.
FRANCIS A. BOYLE is a leading American expert in international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court. He served as legal adviser to the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace negotiations from 1991 to 1993. In 2007, he delivered the Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign.