Gregory D. Koblentz


On his book Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security

Cover Interview of November 22, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“A comprehensive analysis of the unique security challenges of biological weapons.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“In 1969 the United States abandoned its offensive BW program, and in 1972 biological weapons became the first class of weapons to be completely outlawed by an international treaty, the Biological Weapons Convention. Biological weapons, however, did not disappear.”

On the second:

“Good intelligence is the first line of defense against biological weapons.”