Write your reflections upon the anthrax attacks in 2001. Specifically, answer the following questions:
In light of the history of biochemical terrorism in the twentieth century, was this an entirely unexpected event?
What steps, if any, could the United States have taken in light of the historical context of bioterrorism?
Should the United States—or any country—have the right to hold research stockpiles of biochemical warfare agents? Why or why not?
After reviewing the NOVA Online program, how would you describe the current state of biochemical warfare and terrorism? Has the threat abated in recent years due to multilateral and bilateral agreements? Or, do you believe that the threat has merely transferred from nation states to terrorist organizations? Alternatively, do you believe that the threat of another anthrax-like attack upon the United States is more or less likely given the historical context of bioterrorism? Your response should be at least 4 paragraphs. Respond to at least three of your colleagues in each of the discussion board areas.