Bioterrorism in the United States

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Various forms of evil plague this planet. From armed robbers to suicide bombers to money launderers we have an issue with crime and terrorism, both on domestic and international levels. Most of the crime that takes place is visually apparent, but could there be something that could wound the planet and the people that inhabit it? Sadly, the answer would be a definite “yes”. There has been crime on the planet from the beginning of time and it will never cease until this world comes to an end. The problem is can we thwart crime? In some case, we are able to do so. However, what do we do when there is something out there that is able to terrorize the planet without being seen by the naked eye? Up until the early 2000’s, we knew how to tackle crime. If someone stole something, we would find them and lock them up or take other disciplinary action. Now, in case of war, we performed in a similar fashion. If a state were to attack us in some form, we would typically counter back with some defense measure attempting to correct the problem. Now, stop and think what we would do as a nation if a person or a group of people sent around something that truly hurt people, but yet we couldn’t see anything to warrant the harm. Consider this: a man decides that he wants to achieve a goal by hurting people through sending an invisible substance in the mail to various people. This would be considered a Bioterrorist activity, and the United States had never faced such a large problem with Bioterrorism until the early 2000’s. We all remember September 11, 2001, and the tragedy that occurred on that day. However, do we remember the worst bioterror attack in the history of the United States? About 3 weeks after 9/11, various letters were ... ... middle of paper ...>. "The Anthrax Investigation: The View From the F.B.I." The New York Times. The New York Times, 27 Oct. 2011. Web. 02 Mar. 2014. . "Bruce Edwards Ivins." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Feb. 2014. Web. 02 Mar. 2014. . Willman, David. "The Anthrax Killings: A Troubled Mind." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2011. Web. 02 Mar. 2014. . Young, Alison. "Report: CDC Not Properly Securing Bioterror Agents." USA Today. Gannett Co. Inc., 26 Feb. 2013. Web. 02 Mar. 2014. .

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