Dr. C. A. Aguilar, MIT Technical staff member in Chemical and Biological Defense Systems Group
MIT Lincoln Laboratories, MA
The intentional use of disease as a weapon has been recorded throughout human history. With modern technology, the potential impact of biological attacks is exceeded by only nuclear weapons. The dramatic advances in the biological sciences in the last few decades, and the expertise accumulated in large state-funded offensive biological weapons programs, have made the process simpler for those who are inclined to pursue such weapons.