Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Judi Miller Stays On The Case

Colonel Russ Howard has asked me to contribute a chapter on genomic warfare for an undergraduate textbook on terrorism. So I've been spending a fair amount of time talking to people who spend much of their time thinking about the most terrible things you can imagine. Straightforward chemical and biological warfare is terrifying enough. Genetically-altered pathogens are exponentially terrifying.

In the course of my research, I keep hearing that one nation -- just south of Florida -- has moved well along down the road to weaponized genetically-altered pathogens. That nation is Cuba. Judi Miller has a superb report on this very subject, which you can access by clicking here. Registration is required at The New York Times website.