Anthrax: Chemical Warfare


Having the threat of Anthrax falling in to the hands of terrorist or paramilitary groups strikes fear in our way of chemical warfare. During the Gulf War, Iraq had large stores of anthrax, which were later destroyed during the war. U.S. military experts say that, Saddam has the capabilities of launching Scud missiles toward Israel with anthrax warheads, but he never did. This is why the U.S. military needs to supply and have an arsenal of Anthrax in use of chemical warfare. If we don’t, the U.S. will have a weak military force.
Anthrax is a very cheap, and quiet effective weapon to make. That’s why it is known as " a poor man’s nuclear weapon." The effects of anthrax takes place ...

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that could explode and spray the bacteria over a wide area. Engineers also reportedly built small unmanned planes that could deliver anthrax to neighboring countries, flying low and undetected. Similar unmanned aircraft can be used as a inexpensive biological warfare arsenal.
"If you delivered anthrax against Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, you could be looking at thousands of casualties, maybe even ten thousands," said Dr. Kathleen Bailey, senior fellow at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. (Seattletimes.com: Anthrax: a poor mans nucl…)

Anthrax can be prevented in humans by taking vaccines. As a result of Saddams threat to use anthrax in the Persian Gulf War, the U.S. Army inoculating all of its military personnel. Vaccines can also be taken after you have been infected with anthrax. Another person cannot infect another person with anthrax, according to David Huxsoll of Louisiana State University, a former commander of the Army institute charged with ...

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