Combating Terrorism: Assessing the Threat : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session, October 20, 1999
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs, and Criminal Justice
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Página 9 - Mr. Frank C. Conahan Assistant Comptroller General National Security and International Affairs Division General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr. Conahan: This is the Department of Defense (DoD) response to the General Accounting Office (GAO) draft report entitled — "OPERATION DESERT STORM: Full Army Medical Capability Not Achieved," dated March 31, 1992 (GAO Code 393500/OSD Case 9019).
Página 92 - Kolavic SA, Kimura A, Simons SL, Slutsker L, Barth S, Haley CE. An outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae type 2 among laboratory workers due to intentional food contamination.
Página 14 - However, terrorists would have to overcome significant technical and operational challenges to successfully produce and release chemical or biological agents of sufficient quality and quantity to kill or injure large numbers of people without substantial assistance from a foreign government sponsor. In most cases, specialized knowledge is required in the manufacturing process and in improvising an effective...
Página 18 - Terrorists have additional obstacles to overcome. For example, outdoor delivery of anthrax can be disrupted by environmental (eg, pollution) and meteorological (eg, sun, rain, mist, and wind) conditions. Once released, an aerosol cloud gradually dissipates over time as a result of exposure to oxygen, pollutants, and ultraviolet rays. If wind conditions are too erratic or strong, the agent might dissipate too rapidly or fail to reach the desired area. Indoor dissemination of anthrax could be affected...
Página 1 - Green, minority staff assistant. Mr. SHAYS. I would like to call this hearing to order.