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Chemical and Biological Warfare

A Reference Handbook

Chemical and Biological Warfare by Al Mauroni
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From agent orange to anthrax, chemical and biological warfare is viewed as an abhorrent, immoral weapon abused by evil despots of weaker nations. Why did the United States government, now focused on eliminating "weapons of mass destruction", sponsor the development and stockpiling of chemical and biological weapons between 1918 and 1990?

"Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Reference Handbook" surveys the history - from its genesis on the World War I battlefields through World War II deployment and Cold War research and development - to modern day policies and strategies. Casting aside moral issues and scare tactics, this reference explores both sides of this highly controversial topic, explaining the utility, necessity and protected use of such weapons as well as ramifications of their abuse. From delivery systems (bombs, missiles, rockets) and defense methods (detection devices, protective suits, decontaminants), to the deployment of such weapons in the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, students and concerned citizens alike will discover the real reasons behind U.S. support for chemical and biological warfare.

ABC-CLIO; August 2003
264 pages; ISBN 9781851094875
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Title: Chemical and Biological Warfare
Author: Al Mauroni
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