The question concerning the most effective strategies that should be employed by base commanders to mitigate problems involving the worried well in the event of a biological weapons attack is important and critical. The anthrax crisis following on the heels of the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, drew attention to the very real possibility of the use of biological weapons by terrorist or criminal elements seeking to disrupt society. The discovery of attempts to produce lethal amounts of ricin in London in 2002 added to these fears. The fact that not all of the biological agents developed in the former Soviet Union are accounted for also presents great cause for concern; added to this concern is the fear that scientists who once worked in the Soviet biological weapons program may be vulnerable to exploitation and co-option. Considering the very weak inspection framework of the Biological Weapons Convention it is difficult if not impossible to determine the extent to which additional states are pursuing active biological weapons development.