TACTICAL USE OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FOR TERRORIST GOALS

Dimovski, Zlate and Ilijevski, Ice and Babanoski, Kire (2018) TACTICAL USE OF BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS FOR TERRORIST GOALS. Security Dialogues, 9 (1). pp. 73-86. ISSN 1857-7172

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Abstract

The bioterrorist attacks are very efficient and deadly because for a short period of time they cause massive civilian casualties, and achieve psychological fear and anxiety among the general population. In order to achieve their goals, some terrorist structures have members who possess good theoretical and practical knowledge as well as technical information from various scientific fields with regard to the most important features of the production and use of biological agents. The use of biological weapons in various deadly attacks committed by terrorist organizations for fulfilling their goals is the main subject of this paper. Firstly, we consider the characteristics of biological agents, including bacteria, viruses and toxins that can be converted into biological weapons suitable for use in terrorist activities, and then we specifically pay attention to the tactical ways of their usage. A detailed research of their properties and tactics of storage, transportation and use for terrorist purposes is necessary to evaluate the current established measures for anti and counter terrorism and propose more effective strategies to prevent future attacks using biological weapons. Key words: biological weapons, virus, tactics, terrorism, terrorist act.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Mr Mladen Kradzoski
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2019 08:51
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/1899

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