Deadly bugs: biological attacks on the horizon, warns expert.

Author:Erwin, Sandra I.
Position:WASHINGTON PULSE: NEWS FROM INSIDE THE BELTWAY - Brief article
 
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The public is dangerously oblivious to the hazards of "biological" terrorism and the nation lacks mechanisms to cope with future attacks, says Richard Danzig, former Navy secretary and senior national security advisor to Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama.

"Of all the Jihadi WMD threats, biological terrorism has the highest risk," Danzig tells a Washington, D.C. conference.

Pathogens have become relatively easy to turn into mass-casualty weapons, he says. "As modern biology progresses, we see high-school students doing what Nobel prize winners did 30 years ago ... We are, in my opinion...

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