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The Resource Hitting America's soft underbelly : the potential threat of deliberate biological attacks against the U.S. agricultural and food industry, Peter Chalk

Hitting America's soft underbelly : the potential threat of deliberate biological attacks against the U.S. agricultural and food industry, Peter Chalk

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Hitting America's soft underbelly : the potential threat of deliberate biological attacks against the U.S. agricultural and food industry
Title
Hitting America's soft underbelly
Title remainder
the potential threat of deliberate biological attacks against the U.S. agricultural and food industry
Statement of responsibility
Peter Chalk
Title variation
Potential threat of deliberate biological attacks against the U.S. agricultural and food industry
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past decade, the United States has endeavored to increase its ability to detect, prevent, and respond to terrorist threats and incidents. The agriculture sector and the food industry in general, however, have received comparatively little attention with respect to protection against terrorist incidents. This study aims to expand the current debate on domestic homeland security by assessing the vulnerabilities of the agricultural sector and the food chain to a deliberate act of biological terrorism. The author presents the current state of research on threats to agricultural livestock and produce, outlines the sector's importance to the U.S. economy, examines the capabilities that are needed to exploit the vulnerabilities in the food industry, and explores the likely outcomes of a successful attack. The author addresses the question of why terrorists have yet to employ agricultural assaults as a method of operation and offers proposed recommendations for the U.S. policymaking community
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Chalk, Peter
Dewey number
363.32
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • Agriculture
  • Civil defense
  • Food industry and trade
  • Bioterrorism
  • United States
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Hitting America's soft underbelly : the potential threat of deliberate biological attacks against the U.S. agricultural and food industry, Peter Chalk
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Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "MG-135-OSD"--Page 4 of cover
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-47)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Preface; Contents; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; CHAPTER ONE Introduction; CHAPTER TWO Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to Bio-Attacks; CHAPTER THREE Potential Impact of a Major Act of Agroterrorism; CHAPTER FOUR Policy Recommendations; Bibliography
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ocm56727371
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 47 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833035943
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56727371
Label
Hitting America's soft underbelly : the potential threat of deliberate biological attacks against the U.S. agricultural and food industry, Peter Chalk
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "MG-135-OSD"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-47)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Preface; Contents; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; CHAPTER ONE Introduction; CHAPTER TWO Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to Bio-Attacks; CHAPTER THREE Potential Impact of a Major Act of Agroterrorism; CHAPTER FOUR Policy Recommendations; Bibliography
Control code
ocm56727371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 47 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833035943
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56727371

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