We're saddened to pass on news of the passing of Jonathan B. Tucker, who was found dead at his Washington, D.C. home on July 31, a few days shy of his 57th birthday.
Tucker, a native of Boston, was an expert in chemical biological weapons, and his work straddled the worlds of science and policy. He spent 15 years at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. According to an obituary in the Washington Post, he was awaiting confirmation to a new position at the Department of Homeland Security at the time of his death.
Tucker was the editor of the 2000 book Toxic Terror: Assessing Terrorist Use of Chemical and Biological Weapons. Before he died he completed work on a new edited collection: Innovation, Dual Use, and Security: Managing the Risks of Emerging Biological and Chemical Technologies. That book will be published in the Spring of next year.
He will be missed.