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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2012

SIPRI Yearbook 2012

IV. Chemical and biological warfare prevention and response

Chapter:
9. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2012
Author(s):
John Hart

In 2011 further details regarding the ‘anthrax letter’ investigation in the United States, which began in October 2001 and was conducted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), were released.1 Discussions focused on how the Department of Justice had determined that Bruce E. Ivins, a US Army scientist, was responsible for the letters and acted alone. The Department of Justice found that Ivins’s psychiatric history provides ‘considerable additional circumstantial evidence’ that he was guilty. However, the US National Academy of Sciences issued a report that concluded ‘It is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion about the origins of the Bacillus anthracis in the mailings based on the available scientific evidence alone’.2 The US Congress will continue to consider this matter in 2012.

Citation (MLA):
Hart, John. "9. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 18 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199650583/sipri-9780199650583-div1-63.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Hart, J. (2016). 9. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2012: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199650583/sipri-9780199650583-div1-63.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Hart, John. "9. Reducing security threats from chemical and biological materials." In SIPRI Yearbook 2012: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 18 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199650583/sipri-9780199650583-div1-63.xml
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