"U.S. To Unveil Biological Threat Strategy"

"The Obama administration has decided not to support a global monitoring system for biological weapons, a move that affirms an earlier determination by the Bush administration but that will disappoint some nonproliferation experts.

The decision is reflected in the administration's new strategy for countering biological threats, which is due out Wednesday, officials said. Its release comes amid growing concern about the number of nations -- and potentially terrorists -- developing the scientific expertise to create biological weapons."

Mary Beth Sheridan and Spencer S. Hsu report for the Washington Post December 9, 2009.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009