Well-known arms control/disarmament/nonproliferation expert Jonathan Tucker died last week at 56. Paul Walker, who follows a similar career trajectory, as arms control advocate and expert, wrote about Tucker’s life and accomplishments. Regarding Tucker’s views on the anthrax letters case, Paul wrote the following:
His intellectual and academic vigor, together with his journalistic instincts, were also stimulated by the 2001 anthrax attacks in Washington and elsewhere; he was skeptical of the FBI’s pursuit of both Steven Hatfill and Bruce Ivins as lone culprits. Hatfill was eventually found innocent and won a lawsuit against the FBI; a recent National Academy of Sciences analysis of the FBI probe has raised serious doubts about Ivins’s guilt. Finding Ivins’s case to be circumstantial and too thin to base firm judgments on, Jonathan wanted more evidence to reach a conclusion about what really took place.