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Jonathan B. Tucker


Jonathan B. Tucker directs the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program in the Washington, D.C., office of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. During the 1999–2000 academic year, he was the Robert Wesson Fellow in Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at the Hoover Institution.

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What the Anthrax Attacks Should Teach Us

by Jonathan B. Tuckervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Until recently a largely hypothetical threat, bioterrorism has now become a harsh reality. Jonathan B. Tucker explains how the American health system must respond.

THE WAR ON BUGS: Bioterrorism

with Abraham D. Sofaer, Jonathan B. Tucker, Dean Wilkeningvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 14, 2001

With the arrival of anthrax letters in Washington, New York, and Florida in the fall of 2001, the often-ignored threat of bioterrorism became a very frightening reality, causing illness and death and costing billions of dollars. How has this attack changed our assessment of the threat of biological and chemical weapons? What can and should be done to detect and control these weapons and defend ourselves against future attacks?


with Abraham D. Sofaer, Jonathan B. Tucker, Dean Wilkeningvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, May 28, 1998

Abraham D. Sofaer, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow of Hoover Institution, Jonathan B. Tucker, Director with the Chemical/Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Dean Wilkening, Director of the Science Program, Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University, discuss whether the United States is prepared for a biological or chemical weapons attack. Is it possible that we are over-hyping the threat, scaring the American public, and allowing the FBI to further extend their already-broad powers into our personal lives?