INTA Assistant Professor Margaret E. Kosal spoke on "The Future of WMD" at the 7th "Johnny Appleseed" workshop on Combating WMD for Military Educators. In her presentation, Kosal discussed the potential roles of emerging technologies, such as biotechnology and nanotechnology, for national and international security. She spoke on the applications of emerging technologies to both defensive countermeasures to WMD and potential proliferation scenarios.
Funded by the DoD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency and organized by the US Air Force's Counterproliferation Center, the workshop brings together military educators ranging from senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) to senior military officers (Lt Colonels/Colonels) to discuss WMD fundamentals, emerging threats, combating WMD strategies, and deterrence issues. Since the workshop’s inception in 2004, it has educated over 110 Joint Professional Military Educators and other personnel on various Combating WMD issues.