TITLE

Agriculture: The next terror target?

AUTHOR(S)
Langcuster, Jim
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;11/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 25, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses various issues related to terror attack on agriculture in the U.S. Warfare scenario is something different now. Asymmetric warfare could prove to be lethal now. According to this warfare, one uses the strength of his enemy against him. Traditionally, this has involved depriving an enemy of his food or water, a practice that military underdogs have used throughout history to cut big enemies down to size. Agriculture could be a soft target for terrorists. A single introduction of foot-and-mouth disease on a U.S. cattle farm could lead to the destruction of millions of cows, even leading to a worldwide ban of U.S. cattle exports lasting years. The likelihood of such an attack remains uncertain.
ACCESSION #
15014671

 

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