Biological Terrorism: The Spores of War

(Economist - UK) When UN weapons inspectors were thrown out of Iraq in 1998, they had already destroyed thousands of liters of anthrax and other germ agents; but a whopping 17 tons of imported medium for growing germs were still unaccounted for. Iraq is since thought to have developed mobile germ laboratories, with others concealed under hospitals and private homes. It is also known to have experimented with viruses and may have stocks of the smallpox virus.

2002-12-03 00:00:00

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