Ken Alibek is the former deputy director of the research arm of Russia’s biological weapons program. He defected to the US in 1992 and has just written a book about his years developing lethal biological agents for military use. Dr. Alibek and panelists talk about how his disclosures could help shape global security and military readiness, and whether the U.S. should be doing more to protect against a possible biological assault.


  • Ken Alibek Author of "Biohazard" (Random House) and former deputy director of Russia's bioweapons program
  • Amy Smithson Henry L. Stimson Center
  • John Holum Senior advisor for arms control and international security at the State Department
  • Col. Gerald Parker Commander of USAMRIID (U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases)
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