The United States needs to go all-in developing biological weapons. Hear me out. Germ warfare provides time and distance for the perpetrator of the attack, due to the incubation period and the difficulty of detecting a microscopic weapon. This high level of plausible deniability for the attacker, along with the targeted society’s difficulty and uncertainty in pointing out the attacker’s identity, give bioweapons a unique advantage over all other modes of warfare. In a nuclear strike, the victim can use the missile’s trajectory/point of origin to figure out who the attacker is, with relative certainty—enabling them to confidently carry out a second strike. A clandestinely delivered bio attack is much harder to source, while at the same time, capable (once germ warfare is developed to its full potential) of rendering a large segment of the targeted society’s populace useless. Imagine killing/incapacitating 1/3+ of an enemy’s labor force and military personnel, and simultaneously maintaining sufficient deniability to head off a reciprocal attack. Genetic engineering is still a young, vastly underdeveloped science. The bio weapons of 30 years from now, will probably be 100X more lethal and sophisticated than the bio weapons of today. Do we want to run the risk of falling behind in this arena of warfare?