Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Comprehensive Survey for the Concerned Citizen

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Springer Science & Business Media, 27.06.2011 - 306 Seiten
The armaments of chemical and biological warfare (CBW), as Eric Coddy shows in this introduction for the concerned layman, are now widely held not just by nation-states, but by terrorist and criminal enterprises. The weapons themselves are relatively inexpensive and very easy to hide, and organizations of just a few dozen people are capable of deploying potentially devastating attacks with them. While in the twentieth century most of our arms-control effort focused, rightly, on nuclear arsenals, in the twenty-first century CBW will almost certainly require just as much attention. This book defines the basics of CBW for the concerned citizen, including non-alarmist scientific descriptions of the weapons and their antidotes, methods of deployment and defensive response, and the likelihood in the current global political climate of additional proliferation.
 

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GAS BUGS AND COMMON SENSE
2
The Fog of
3
DELIVERY
6
ACQUISITION
9
Who Has These Weapons?
19
THE MIDDLE EAST
36
EAST ASIA
50
OTHER PLAYERS
57
Control and Disarmament
169
BIOLOGICAL AGENTS I9 I
191
Basic Concepts
193
DIFFERENTIATING AMONG PATHOGENS
200
BIOREGULATORS
217
Biological Warfare A Brief History 2
219
THE UNITED STATES BW PROGRAM
226
19191989
233

Threats and Responses
63
MEDICAL THREATS AND RESPONSES
67
CIVIL DEFENSE THREATS AND RESPONSES
75
CHEMICAL AGENTS
85
Basic Concepts
87
Chemical Warfare A Brief History
127
Control and Disarmament
237
THE BTWC TODAY
245
Vaccination and Biological Warfare
249
MODERN MILITARY WACCINATIONS
256
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
293
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