History of Bioterrorism. Fred T. Muwanga M.D. Msc
Reasons for the use of bioterrorism
was varied, and not much different for other weapons systems. A primary reason that they
were used is that in general the weapon system was inexpensive, and could wreak havoc on
an enemy not only as a result of morbidity, but also fear. These systems have some major
disadvantages, however, in that one needed a high level of expertise in order to produce
them. Also, targeting the systems is most difficult, thus there was the fear of wiping out
ones own troops when attacking the enemy.