Why All the Fuss About Smallpox? John Ydstie talks with Jonathan Tucker, Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of Scourge, about the reason for official concern about smallpox, as opposed to any other possible biological attack. Tucker is currently on leave from his position as director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. (4:00) Scourge is published by Grove Press, September 2002.
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Why All the Fuss About Smallpox?

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Why All the Fuss About Smallpox?

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Why All the Fuss About Smallpox?

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John Ydstie talks with Jonathan Tucker, Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of Scourge, about the reason for official concern about smallpox, as opposed to any other possible biological attack. Tucker is currently on leave from his position as director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. (4:00) Scourge is published by Grove Press, September 2002.