Joint Vaccine Acquisition Program Countering Emerging Threats Against the U.S.

Biological warfare has long been an active potential threat against U.S. forces internationally. After the first Gulf War, for example, it became known that the Iraqis had filled 100 R-400 bombs with botulinum toxin, 50 with anthrax, and 16 with aflatoxin. In addition, 13 Al Hussein (SCUD) warheads were filled with botulinum toxin, 10 with anthrax, and 2 with aflatoxin. These weapons were reportedly deployed to four locations for use against Coalition forces. While there haven’t been...
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