Norton discusses agroterrorism in new book

Published: September 09, 2020

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Bob Norton, professor of veterinary infectious diseases, biosecurity and public health in the College of Agriculture’s Department of Poultry Science, discusses agroterorrism and national security in his book, "Agroterrorism: National Defense Assessment, Strategies, and Capabilities." Norton partnered with the U.S. Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies to compile a list of academic studies about agroterrorism in the United States to create the basis for the book. 

In the book, Norton and his colleagues discuss the historical threats and current challeneges that the United States faces. They also outline U.S. poilicies and capabilities while giving suggestions on how to improve them in the future. 

Besides being a professor, Norton serves as the chair of the Auburn University Food System Institute's Food and Water Defense Working group. With 35 years of experience in veterinary infectious diseases, national security, bioterrorism and agroterrorism detection and defense under his belt, he has become a trusted, long-time consultant to the U.S. military and federal and state law enforcement agencies. He is also serving as the national security programs coordinator for The Futures Laboratory, an outreach effort to the Department of Defense. 

To access his book, click here.