Plague Wars

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Biological terrorism is now widely acknowledged to be inevitable. In the former Soviet Union the military has perfected smallpox, anthrax and Plague as biological warheads on intercontinental missiles that can reach London, New York and Los Angeles. In South Africa and Zimbabwe, biological weapons have already been used to kill innocent civilians. To reveal these stories they have secured the co-operation of the American Department of Defence, the United Nations and various civilian and military intelligence agencies. Here is a factual account that reads like fiction; a taut investigation behind the headlines which identifies the real Plague Warriors, those behind the new weapons of horror, and the men and women dedicated to defending us against them.

About Tom Mangold

Tom Mangold is a British broadcaster, journalist and author. For 26 years he was an investigative journalist with the BBC Panorama current affairs television programme. He has worked as a reporter with the Sunday Mirror and then The Daily Express. After spending nearly two years investigating the Profumo Affair, he joined BBC TV News in 1964 to be a war correspondent covering conflicts in Aden, Vietnam, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, the Middle East and Afghanistan. In 1971 he moved to BBC TV Current Affairs working first for 24 Hours, then Midweek, becoming involved in some of the first investigative news documentaries of the BBC. In 1976 Mangold transferred to Panorama, still concentrating on investigative journalism and making over a hundred documentaries in twenty six years. In 1993 he won both the Business / Consumer Investigative Reports category in the CableACE Award in and also the Royal Television Society's Journalism Award. These were followed in 1996 by the bronze award in the Best Investigative Report Category at the New York Television Festival and in 1999 he won Investigative Reporting / News Documentary category in the Chicago International Television Competition. He is co-author of Plague Wars with Jeff Goldberg.

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