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Published by Central Intelligence Agency] in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biological warfare.,
  • Chemical warfare.,
  • Chemical agents (Munitions)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBiological and chemical warfare threat.
    ContributionsUnited States. Central Intelligence Agency.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 56 p. :
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18136074M

    The cost of a biological weapon is estimated to be about 0. If all the preventive measures fail and there is a clear and present danger, then there is a need for detection of chemical attacks, [7] collective protection, [8] [9] [10] and decontamination. There are many instances of the use of chemical weapons in battles documented in Greek and Roman historical texts; the earliest example was the deliberate poisoning of Kirrha's water supply with hellebore in the First Sacred War, Greece, about BC. It is a landscape that many prefer not to look upon, wishing to believe it is a picture of the past. This document provides the full text of the hearings and related exhibits relating to the Church Committee's hearings in September into the CIA's unauthorized storage and attempted use of toxins, in apparent violation of the Nixon administration's decisions in and Secret, 4 pp.

    Brown, presents a cogent, innovative framework for understanding the historical forces that have restrained the use of WMD and how they continue to have relevance today. Bioterrorism and biocrimes: the illicit use of biological agents in the 20th Century [working paper]. An outbreak of plague could easily cause great fear and hysteria in the target population as in the outbreak in Indiawhen hundreds of thousands were reported to have fled the city of Surat, various countries embargoed flights to and from India, and importation of Indian goods was restricted Since many bio-agents reproduce rapidly and require minimal resources for propagation, they are also a potential danger in a wide variety of occupational settings.

    Detection has been referred to above, as a technical MASINT discipline; specific military procedures, which are usually the model for civilian procedures, depend on the equipment, expertise, and personnel available. In the outbreak of inhalation anthrax in Sverdlovsk insome patients became ill up to 6 weeks after the suspected release of anthrax spores 1. A2, and Judith Miller, "U. Another disadvantage was that gas clouds had limited penetration, capable only of affecting the front-line trenches before dissipating.


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