Biological Warfare Defenses: Basically Nonexistent?
talking about vulnerability to mass terrorism, biological warfare is at the top
of the list. There are no operational defenses. The public does not know this.
The military branches take no responsibility to defend the homeland from this.
The senior officers don't think it's worth any money from their budgets.
So, Congress started a civilian alert system a decade ago. It is barely more than a preliminary blueprint. The trouble is, there is a huge cost overrun associated with the program. The estimate is now pushing $6 billion. Congress may not appropriate the funds.
Will the system work? Could it work in time to get a million people out of any of the 30 cities? How about 8 million people. Of course not.
Would senior officials in any city announce the threat in time to get 80% of the people out before the anthrax killed them? Obviously not. There is no way to get them out. The highways out would clog up.
The USA projects its power all over the world. Yet, when it comes to the nation’s #1 military threat, there is no defense.