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dc.contributor.advisorLavoy, Peter R.
dc.contributor.advisorTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.authorJaehnig, James S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:35:46Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:35:46Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2631
dc.description.abstractBiological weapons have the ability to inflict mass casualties while keeping existing infrastructure intact. They are inexpensive to manufacture, difficult to detect, and have a low signature for attribution. In the 1970s, the Soviet Union began amassing the largest stockpile of biological weapons worldwide. The U.S. Intelligence community repeatedly failed to detect the scope and character of this large-scale Soviet development effort despite implausible explanations for outbreaks of unexplained disease, credible ground reports from informants, and strange behavior patterns viewed through reconnaissance efforts. Toward the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Intelligence realized its grave error. Unfortunately, the majority of these weapons are unaccounted for today. By examining the reasons the Soviet Unionâ s biological weapons program went undetected, the United States may gain a better advantage for future assessments and prevent the large-scale stockpiling and development of biological weapons.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/whyunitedstatesu109452631
dc.format.extentx, 57 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshBiological weaponsen_US
dc.subject.lcshHistoryen_US
dc.subject.lcshBioterrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnthraxen_US
dc.subject.lcshToxinsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAntitoxinsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSmallpoxen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.subject.lcshCold Waren_US
dc.titleWhy the United States underestimated the Soviet BW threaten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.identifier.oclc72816879
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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