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Monday, January 24

War game shows Canada and other countries ill-prepared for bio-attack

Yahoo! News - War game shows Canada and other countries ill-prepared for bio-attack: "War game shows Canada and other countries ill-prepared for bio-attack

SARS and BSE were just the precursor to the real thing, perhaps.




STEPHEN THORNE

OTTAWA (CP) - A war game that simulated a co-ordinated attack with a smallpox virus on a dozen sites worldwide suggests Canada and other countries are ill-prepared to counter bio-terrorism, says the woman who played prime minister.

The Washington-based exercise, dubbed Atlantic Storm, highlighted problems with co-ordination and co-operation among countries, said Barbara McDougall, a former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister."


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