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By Frank L. Smith III

organic guns have threatened U.S. nationwide defense due to the fact that a minimum of international battle II. traditionally, even if, the U.S. army has ignored learn, improvement, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense. Following September eleven and the anthrax letters of 2001, the us began spending billions of bucks consistent with 12 months on scientific countermeasures and organic detection platforms. yet such a lot of this investment now comes from the dept of wellbeing and fitness and Human providers instead of the dep. of security. Why has the U.S. army ignored biodefense and allowed civilian corporations to take the lead in protecting the rustic opposed to organic assaults? In American Biodefense, Frank L. Smith III addresses this confusing and mostly untold tale approximately technology, expertise, and nationwide security.

Smith argues that organizational frames and stereotypes have prompted either army overlook and the increase of civilian biodefense. within the armed providers, influential rules approximately kinetic battle have undermined protection opposed to organic battle. The effect of those principles on technology and expertise demanding situations the normal knowledge that nationwide safeguard coverage is pushed via threats or bureaucratic pursuits. Given the guidelines at paintings contained in the U.S. army, Smith explains how the teachings discovered from biodefense can assist resolve different vital difficulties that variety from radiation guns to cyber attacks.

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