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Threat of chemical and germ attacks overstated, report says

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1100
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The US federal government has been accused of wasting millions of dollars in its approach to the threat of chemical and biological terrorism by the Henry L Stimson Center, an independent, non-profit public policy institute committed to finding innovative solutions to security challenges facing the United States.

    The report, written by Amy Smithson, director of the centre's programme on stopping the spread of chemical and bacterial weapons, concluded that the administration should abolish the costly National Guard teams, established to help states and cities in the …

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