9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Biological Weapons and U.S. Security

Monday, April 27, 1998

9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The Brookings Institution and the American Society for Microbiology held a conference open to the media and the public on growing concerns over the threat posed to the American people and U.S. national security by biological weapons.

The panels surveyed the basic military and biological nature of the threat, ongoing efforts to limit the threat (including a strengthened biological weapons convention), and ways the United States might respond to any use of biological weapons against its military forces or civilian population. The panelists possess a wide array of relevant experience and expertise.