Bioterrorism, Biodefense, and Biotechnology in the Military: A Comparative Analysis of Legal and Ethical Issues in the Research, Development, and Use of Biotechnological Products on American and British Soldiers.


Despite the legal and ethical concerns raised, biotechnology continues to offer countless opportunities for enhancing military capabilities. As such, the research, development and utilization of biotechnological products are present realities in the U.S. and abroad, both within and outside of the defense context. However, testing and usage, as well as effective collaboration between Allies, calls for the resolution of complex and pressing issues presented by this intersection of science, technology, and human lives. Resolutions must take into account the history of abuses in military research, existing domestic and international legal and ethical safeguards, and a special respect for those serving to protect their country.


Comparative and Foreign Law

Date of this Version

September 2003