1. How are the threats posed by biological weapons more significant than other weapons of mass destruction?
2. Explore more in-depth about biological weapons to generate new ideas for WMD planning.
1. Include a research question, a hypothesis or purpose statement, and a literature review of at least 6 sources, four of which must be peer-reviewed. Add a methodology section, findings & analysis, and conclusions & recommendations sections
2. A brief one or two paragraph hypothesis or purpose statement outlining your approach to what you hope to show/validate.
3. MINIMUM of 15 pages (excluding Title page, Reference page, or any appendices).
4. At least 2 scholarly sources per page of content.
5. Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space. Current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style.
6. Highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc. Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources.
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