15. Anthrax as a Weapon of War and Terrorism

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Leonard A. Cole

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch15

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Cole, L. A. (2010) Anthrax as a Weapon of War and Terrorism, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch15

Author Information

  1. Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University, Center for Law and Justice, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • anthrax, as a weapon of war and terrorism - lethal power of microbes, as natural outbreaks of disease;
  • Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and the Soviet perfidy;
  • anthrax worries, Aum Shinrikyo, sarin nerve agent in Tokyo subway by Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo - and Iraq's biological weapons program


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Power of Microbes

  • The Poison Taboo

  • Challenges to the Norm

  • The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and Soviet Perfidy

  • More Anthrax Worries: AUM Shinrikyo and IRAQ

  • The U.S. Anthrax Attacks

  • Seeking the Perpetrator

  • World at Risk

  • Conclusion

  • References