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Chemical And Biological Warfare

Chemical And Biological Warfare

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by Eric Croddy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810832712

ISBN-13: 9780810832718

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Due to the highly toxic nature of chemical and biological weapon agents, and the ready availability of their precursors, the threat of Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW) poses special security risks for military and civilian planners. Although the 1925 Geneva protocol banned all forms of gas warfare, and the Biological Weapon Convention and Toxin treaty has been

Overview

Due to the highly toxic nature of chemical and biological weapon agents, and the ready availability of their precursors, the threat of Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW) poses special security risks for military and civilian planners. Although the 1925 Geneva protocol banned all forms of gas warfare, and the Biological Weapon Convention and Toxin treaty has been in force since 1972, such international agreements have had uneven success in preventing the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. Chemical and Biological Warfare provides essential background on these agreements, as well as CBW. The author covers the history of this form of warfare, including first-hand experiences in the World Wars. Subsequent chapters give information on chemical agents themselves, and annotations provide commentary on component structures. A representative listing of scientific research on CBW, extending as far back as 1940 is organized under categories of CBW agents and their corresponding subheadings. Later chapters delve into the ongoing battle for regulation of CBW, controls, disposal policies, and the potential for their use in terrorism or by rogue states. Includes a chapter on the internet sources available, an appendix with additional sources on CBW, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810832718
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
1.19(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART ONE: GAS, BUGS, AND COMMON SENSE

Chapter 1: The Fog of War

Chapter 2: Who Has These Weapons?

Chapter 3: Threats and Responses

PART TWO: CHEMICAL AGENTS

Chapter 4: Basic Concepts

Chapter 5: Chemical Warfare: A Brief History

Chapter 6: Control and Disarmament

PART THREE: BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

Chapter 7: Basic Concepts

Chapter 8: Biological Warfare: A Brief History

Chapter 9: Control and Disarmament

Chapter 10: Vaccination and Biological Warfare

Notes

Select Bibliography

Index

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