Biohazard, subtitled The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World – Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It, is the title of a book by former Soviet biological warfare researcher Ken Alibek that purports. Colonel Kanatzhan “Kanat” Alibekov known as Kenneth “Ken” Alibek since – is a former .. Alibek, Ken and Steven Handelman (), Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World. Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of.

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It is definitely worth your time. The most frightening aspects about the horrible pathogens he helped develop in the Soviet Union’s bioweapons program are in fact quite believable.

The science is pretty light- not really enlightening. However, as I discovered before arriving in Kuwait inall nonmilitary requests for the vaccine must be approved by the DOD, which acquired the entire US production capacity for anthrax vaccine. About Biohazard Imagine a hot zone in which Ebola is being spliced—using the latest techniques of genetic engineering—with smallpox, the most infectious disease known to man. In he defected to the United States, has become an American citizen, and makes his living as a biodefense co Colonel Kanatjan Alibekov known as Ken Alibek since — is a former Soviet physician, microbiologist and biological warfare BW expert.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Though Gorbachev approved the proposal, an additional paragraph had been secretly inserted into Alibek’s draft, resulting in a presidential decree that ordered the end of Biopreparat’s BW work but also required them to remain prepared for future production.

They called it their Manhattan Project. This awesome book not only explains the history of the Soviet Union, their disgraceful weapons program, but also a change of heart if the man behind it. The Nook version of it claimed to be published in March,but the author obviously finished this book inbased on his “predictions” for He was later promoted to First Deputy Director of Biopreparat, where he not only oversaw the biological weapons facilities but also the significant number of pharmaceutical facilities that produced antibioticsvaccinessera, and interferon for the public.


Ken Alibek describes them with the intimate knowledge of a top weaponeer. I recommend reading this book, but be warned, it will damage your view of our species.

But the US did it too.

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The grim world of the Cold War is told perfectly in this book. At its peak, the program employed sixty thousand people at over one hundred facilities.

I did not find the book as interesting as I thought it would be. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

Mar 05, Pages. For anyone living under the illusion that the world is a super safe place and that our governments are doing everything they can to keep us safe. Additionally, he develops and implements novel systemic immunotherapy methods for late stage cancer patients.

And in a chilling work of real-world biohazars, Biohazard offers us all a rare glimpse biohaaard a shadowy scientific underworld where doctors manufacture mass destruction, where witnesses to errors are silenced forever, and where ground zero is closer than we ever dared believe. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The technical details are vivid and terrible even as the human story unfolds. Biohazard tells us—in chilling detail—what to expect niohazard what we can do. The only thing that could have improved the book would have been the inclusion of additional maps, allowing for a better understanding of the sense of distance between facilities, and kennetb sense of distance as events pertained to other events.

He was directly involved in that research and the construction of facilities to do research or actually create weapons. Here is a gentleman who has blown the whistle on the former USSR’s biological and chemical warfare program, research, development, manufacturing and deployment.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Yes, it’s that well written. I found Alibek’s book to be particularly poignant for two reasons.

The world can be a scary place and this book definitely supports that idea. Really interesting book into the Soviet Unions biological programs. Military casualties would have been incredible, but civilians would have suffered equally as contagious diseases raced through cities and towns. This would be completely understandable assuming that he considers the US to be his new benefactors.

Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Learn more about Amazon Prime. While we all ailbek up with the anxiety of the threat of a nuclear biohazzard, little did we know there was an equally horrific menace from biotechnology.


I worked for a dozen years to develop defenses against a Soviet threat that was largely unknown. Do I believe it?

This book will open your eyes to the reality of the real world. Further research even included crafting “chimera virus”; tampering with the genetic material of smallpox and ebola EbolapoxMarburg and VEE. Kenneth Alibek, born Kanatjan Alibekov in what is now the country of Kazakhstan, then simply another satrapy of the sprawling Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, shares the incredible story of his work alibrk what is perhaps the best-kept secret of the twentieth century – Biopreparat, the mammoth chain of state-of-the-art biological weapon development and production plants, mostly built AFTER Leonid Brezhnev solemnly stood beside the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and told the world that the Soviet Union would never make or use biological weapons again.

Ken Alibek

After the fall of the Soviet Union biohazar “projects” were destroyed. In an agreement with his students, he volunteered his time from Spring through Spring to help them earn their doctoral degrees.

As a defec Interesting, important, and very readable.

Aug 04, Jacob rated it it was amazing. The diseases that they spliced together will leave me with nightmares for the rest of my life. It was fascinating—and chilling—to peer inside this awesome war machine. To see its full scope made me realize how overpowered we would have been if it had ever been used. How possibly it could be evil?

In addition, Alibekov distinctly under-emphasizes the United States’ involvement in bioweapons research. After several promotions, Alibek was transferred back to Omutninsk, where he rose to the position of Deputy Director. There were certain parts that drew your attention like, when I read about the scientist having a secret island to test their weapons.

He has actively participated in the development of biodefense strategy for the U.