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Crit Rev Microbiol. 1998;24(3):235-54.

Export controls and biological weapons: new roles, new challenges.

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Institute for Defense Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia 22311, USA. broberts@ida.org

Abstract

This article considers the value of export controls in reducing the threat of biological weapons. It concludes that export control through export licensing is an essential element in the overall strategy to limit the spread of biological weapons. Modifications to existing export control systems can maximize the usefulness of export controls for limiting the threat of biological warfare and bioterrorism. Export controls are useful only within a broader strategy that includes both an arms control dimension and military defensive preparedness.

PMID:
9800102
DOI:
10.1080/10408419891294244
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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