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By Frank L. Smith III

organic guns have threatened U.S. nationwide safety because no less than global struggle II. traditionally, although, the U.S. army has overlooked examine, improvement, acquisition, and doctrine for biodefense. Following September eleven and the anthrax letters of 2001, the us begun spending billions of bucks according to 12 months on scientific countermeasures and organic detection structures. yet such a lot of this investment now comes from the dept of healthiness and Human companies instead of the dep. of protection. Why has the U.S. army overlooked biodefense and allowed civilian organisations to take the lead in protecting the rustic opposed to organic assaults? In American Biodefense, Frank L. Smith III addresses this complicated and principally untold tale approximately technology, know-how, and nationwide security.

Smith argues that organizational frames and stereotypes have prompted either army forget and the increase of civilian biodefense. within the armed companies, influential rules approximately kinetic struggle have undermined security opposed to organic battle. The impression of those rules on technological know-how and expertise demanding situations the traditional knowledge that nationwide defense coverage is pushed by means of threats or bureaucratic pursuits. Given the guidelines at paintings contained in the U.S. army, Smith explains how the teachings realized from biodefense may help clear up different very important difficulties that diversity from radiation guns to cyber attacks.

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