New PDF release: Bioterror and Biowarfare: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld

By Malcolm Dando

ISBN-10: 1851684476

ISBN-13: 9781851684472

During this crucial consultant to the prior, current and way forward for bio-warfare, overseas safety professional Malcolm Dando attracts a wealth of ecperience and study to discover the reality concerning the alarming failure of foreign group to put powerful curbs at the use of this lethal weapon.

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In the circumstances, it was not surprising that other states resorted to worst-case analyses and imagined that German capabilities mirrored their own. As we shall see in the next chapter, such difficulties and responses also characterized the half-century that followed the Second World War. references 1. M. T. (1997) Historical overview of biological warfare. R. T. R. Franz (eds), Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare, pp. 415–23. Washington: Office of the Surgeon General. 061 21/11/2005 12:34 PM Page 32 32 bioterror and biowarfare: a beginner’s guide 2.

1998) Challenges of BW control and defense during arms reduction. In E. Geissler et al. (eds), Conversion of Former BTW Facilities, pp. 67–72. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic. 7. M. (2001) Biological Warfare against Crops. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave. 061 21/11/2005 3:41 PM Page 33 chapter three biological warfare 1945–72 introduction All the major victors of World War II – the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and Canada – ended the war with vigorous offensive biological warfare programmes in place.

Another annex (D) reports that the following agents were produced at Pine Bluff between 1954 and 1967: Brucella suis; Pasteurella tularensis; Q-fever; VEE; Bacillus anthracis; botulinum toxin; and staphylococcal enterotoxin. Anti-crop agent research included strain selection, evaluation of nutritional requirements, development of optimal growing conditions and harvesting techniques along with preparation in a form suitable for dissemination. There was also extensive field testing to assess the effects of the agents on crops.

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