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

Posted: 10/24/2011

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.

Posted: 10/24/2011