By Sarah Tully Click here to read this listicle in its entirety on BuzzFeed. This plane costs more than twice the number of people on the planet. And it doesn’t really work. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is on pace to be the world’s most expensive weapons system ever. It was designed to be the plane […]
Spokesman, James Lewis, joined CCTV to discuss the OPCW Executive Council’s decision and UN Security Council resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons
In recent years, the U.S. government has strengthened its national preparedness and response capabilities for catastrophic disease events, including bioterrorism. But it has paid inadequate attention to prevention and response measures internationally. The Obama Administration can change course, correct this deficit, and take strong action to reduce biological risks to security.
In the last two decades there has been a notable shift toward short-term curative and emergency medical care. As Alan Pearson and Jason Haile explain in this new policy brief, however, this increasing focus on treating specific diseases too often further diverts funding and resources away from the development of robust health care systems – systems that must be in place to effectively respond to a public health crisis like a biological weapons attack.
Today’s shocking revelation about the apparent suicide of a top Army microbiologist and lead suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks has intensified the need for a thorough investigation into the only significant bioterrorism attack on U.S. soil, said Alan Pearson, Director of the Biological and Chemical Weapons Control Program at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.