US Said Decades Behind
In Bioweapons Defenses

WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United States is 25 to 30 years behind in the development of vaccines against biological weapons and must dramatically alter its approach if it's ever to catch up, said Ken Alibeck the former deputy director of the Soviet civilian biological weapons program. The Soviet Union developed 100 strains of disease for use in weapons but the United States is till developing antidotes for those developed in the 1970s, Alibeck warned the House Armed Services Committee.