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MILTON LEITENBERG began work in the field of arms control in autumn 1966, after a half-dozen years as a researcher and academic in the sciences (Albert Einstein Medical School, Department of Neurology; Vassar College; Northeastern University; and Washington University, St. Louis). In January 1968, he was the first American recruited to work at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He later worked at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and Cornell University’s Center for International Studies/Peace Studies Program. Since 1989, he has been successively Fellow, Senior Scholar, and Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland. Since 1966, Leitenberg has authored or edited a half-dozen books, an equal number of commissioned book-length studies, and written some 170 papers, monographs, and book chapters. The first papers dealing with biological weapons were published in 1967, and he was part of the team at SIPRI that produced the six volumes on “The Problem of Chemical and Biological Warfare.” Since 1992, he has written or published some 30 papers dealing with various aspects of biological warfare, and in 2004 published the book, “The Problem of Biological Weapons.”
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Authored by Milton Leitenberg.
It is nearly 15 years since biological weapons (BW) have become a significant national security preoccupation. The events of September 11, 2001, although not in any way related to BW, combined with the distribution of professionally prepared anthrax spores through the U.S. postal system in the weeks afterwards, magnified previous concerns by orders of magnitude.