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Biological warfare : modern offense and defense
Zilinskas, Raymond A.
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Boulder, CO : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2000.
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x, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
pt. 1. Biological weapons and warfare. Implications of the biotechnology revolution for weapons development and arms control / Robert P. Kadlec and Alan P. Zelicoff ; Motivations for and against proliferation: the case of the Middle East / Jonathan B. Tucker -- pt. 2. Defense and prophylaxis. The essentials of biological threat assessment / Graham S. Pearson ; Detecting biological warfare agents / Stephen S. Morse ; Investigation of suspicious outbreaks of disease / Mark L. Wheelis ; Biological warfare defense / Stanley L. Wiener -- pt. 3. International control. Strengthening the international arms control regime / Marie I. Chevrier ; Industry and arms control / Will D. Carpenter and Mark Moodie ; Prevention through counterproliferation / W. Seth Carus ; Exploiting intelligence in international organizations / Tim Trevan ; Bioethics and the prevention of biological warfare / Rita R. Colwell and Raymond A. Zilinskas.
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Recent revelations about Iraqi and Soviet biological programmes and highly publicized events such as the deployment of anthrax and botulinum by the Aum Shinrikyo sect in Japan have made clear the necessity for addressing the issues of biological warfare and defence. In this analysis of the threat to global security, 15 contributors consider topics including: the motivations of governments and terrorist groups seeking to acquire biological weapons; techniques for weapons development; methods for detection of pathogens and toxins; defence against biological weapons; managing the consequences of a biological attack; and internatinal efforts to counter weapons proliferation.

Table of Contents

Raymond A. ZilinskasRobert P. Kadlec and Alan P. ZelicoffJonathan B. TuckerGraham S. PearsonStephen S. MorseMark L. WheelisStanley L. WienerMarie I. ChevrierWill D. Carpenter and Michael MoodieW. Seth CarusTim TrevanRita R. Colwell and Raymond A. ZilinskasRaymond A. Zilinskas
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 Biological Weapons And Warfare
1 Implications of the Biotechnology Revolution for Weapons Development and Arms Controlp. 11
2 Motivations For and Against Proliferation: The Case of the Middle Eastp. 27
Part 2 Defense and Prophylaxis
3 The Essentials of Biological Threat Assessmentp. 55
4 Detecting Biological Warfare Agentsp. 85
5 Investigation of Suspicious Outbreaks of Diseasep. 105
6 Biological Warfare Defensep. 119
Part 3 International Control
7 Strengthening the International Arms Control Regimep. 149
8 Industry and Arms Controlp. 177
9 Prevention Through Counterproliferationp. 193
10 Exploiting Intelligence in International Organizationsp. 207
11 Bioethics and the Prevention of Biological Warfarep. 225
Conclusionp. 247
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 255
Glossaryp. 259
Bibliographyp. 265
The Contributorsp. 293
Indexp. 297
About the Bookp. 309