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Biological warfare

  • 0.95 MB
  • English
Greenhaven Press , Detroit
StatementChristine Watkins, book editor
SeriesOpposing viewpoints
LC ClassificationsUG447.8 .B5643 2010
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24435617M
ISBN 139780737747577, 9780737747584
LC Control Number2009045721

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Or $ to buy. Lab The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory. "Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security" is a very well documented text describing the successes/failures of verification, oversight Cited by: Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, insects, and fungi with the intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or plants as an act of war.

Biological weapons (often termed "bio-weapons", "biological threat agents", or "bio-agents") are living organisms or replicating entities (viruses, which are. InChina declared a second facility, the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, as one of eight biological warfare research facilities covered by the Biological Weapons Convention, which.

Biological Warfare Agents. Biological warfare is a relatively old concept that has been in use for nearly years. Evidence exists for deliberate use of microorganisms and toxins as bioweapons throughout history.

Biological warfare has evolved from the crude use of cadavers to contaminate water supplies to the development of specialized. Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness provides detailed information on biological warfare agents and their mode of transmission and spread.

In addition, it explains methods of detection and medical countermeasures, including vaccine and post-exposure therapeutics, with specific sections detailing diseases, their transmission, clinical. Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of viruses, which are not universally considered "alive") that reproduce or replicate within their host victims.

Entomological (insect) warfare is also considered a type of biological weapon. This type of warfare is distinct from nuclear warfare and chemical warfare, which together with biological warfare make up NBC, the.

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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. Biological warfare agents can be disseminated in various ways.

Through the air by aerosol sprays: To be an effective biological weapon, airborne germs must be dispersed as fine particles. To be infected, a person must breathe a sufficient quantity of particles into the lungs to cause illness.

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A major allegation in the book is that Willy Burgdorfer, the discoverer of the bacterium that causes Lyme Disease, claimed that the disease was the result of. Basically, in theory, the book Warfare Beyond Rules highlights thinking out of the box. Most significantly, with an aim to target the adversary’s vulnerable targets in unexpected ways, Warfare Beyond Rules underlined the concepts of “asymmetric warfare.” This included guerrilla war, terrorist actions, and cyber-attacks against data networks.

According to Leonard J. Cole, author of the biological warfare book Clouds of Secrecy, it was quite a bit: “Nearly all of San Francisco received particle minutes per liter.

In other words, nearly every one of thepeople in San Francisco exposed to the cloud at normal breathing rate (10 liters per minute) inhaled or more. EARLY USE OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE. Infectious diseases were recognized for their potential impact on people and armies as early as BC ().The crude use of filth and cadavers, animal carcasses, and contagion had devastating effects and weakened the enemy ().Polluting wells and other sources of water of the opposing army was a common strategy that continued to be used through the many European Cited by:   Biological warfare would be the “Strategic Commanding Heights” of the showdown with the United States.

That Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and every other. Inthe Biological Weapons Convention banned the development of bioweapons, supposedly ending the the threat was only beginning. Plague Wars tells the stories of the secret battles that are still being waged in many nations, stories filled with international espionage, deceptions, and treachery.

Unit was established during the Sino-Japanese War in Harbin as a covert biological warfare research and development section of the Imperial Japanese Army. Besides human experimentation, they developed lethal biological weapons as an efficient way to win the war against the world.

Francis Boyle, who is a professor of international law and who drafted the Biological Weapons Act ofsays the Wuhan Coronavirus is a biological warfare weapon and that the Wuhan BioSafety Lab-4 (BSL-4), where pathogens are studied, appears to be the source. The truth is biological warfare – or germ warfare – has been part of the war for millennia.

History records that as far back as BC armies poisoned enemy wells and used poisoned arrows. History also records that in 18th-century America, the British colonialists gave smallpox-infected blankets to native Americans with the intention of.

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Background. Until the end of World War II, Japan operated a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit called Unit in Harbin (now China).The unit's activities, including human experimentation, were documented by the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials conducted by the Soviet Union in December However, at that time, the US government described the Khabarovsk trials.

Get this from a library. Biological warfare. [Christine Watkins;] -- Essays debate the danger of biological weapons, what preparations the United States should make, and whether attacks can be prevented.

"In this book, ten experts detail the threats posed by bio-weapons and assess the current state of US biological defenses. They highlight the future prospects for biological warfare, bio-weapons in the Middle East, potential agroterrorism, the emerging bio-cruise missile threat, prevalent myths and likely scenarios, and the public health response.

Many patriots think this is an enemy they can fight with guns, forgetting the dangers of biological warfare that uses non-human life to disrupt, or end, human life.

Because once unleashed such living organisms can be unpredictable and incredibly resilient to any form of control, so biological weapons are difficult to manage even for those who. An Israeli biological warfare expert by the name of Dany Shoham, who is now with the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University in Israel, believes that the deadly Wuhan virus is likely connected to one of China’s covert biological warfare laboratories; in this case, the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

While there is a lot. The book by the New York Times journalists details the subsequent history of U.S. classified research on biological warfare agents, one critical piece of which was provided by the Church Committee investigations into the activities of the CIA in The novel coronavirus is not an ideal biological warfare agent, experts say, because its impact on the United States and adversaries alike cannot be controlled.

But China refuses to help the world. Intro: What is China’s involvement in COVID, its origin and its bioweapons research. Was this novel coronavirus just a result of a poorly supervised wet market. Or was it a lab experiment gone bad or even outright biological warfare.

If so, was its escape accidental or intentional, perhaps to test its. Little known and yet remarkable in its scope is Japan's biological warfare program during World War II. Probably, the most extensive and most horrorific biological weapons research and deployment occurred in Manchuria from until the end of the war.

20 This program, innocuously entitled as Unit was located in Pingfan Manchuria. Under. Handbook on Biological Warfare Preparedness provides detailed information on biological warfare agents and their mode of transmission and addition, it explains methods of detection and medical countermeasures, including vaccine and post-exposure therapeutics, with specific sections detailing diseases, their transmission, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, vaccines.

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Evangelist Alveda King told Fox News viewers on Sunday that the novel coronavirus is part of a “plot” to unleash “biological warfare” on the planet. On Sunday, King appeared on Fox. Chemical and Biological Warfare (Reference Shelf) by Brian Solomon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   CORONAVIRUS may have been predicted more than 40 years ago in a science-fiction book referring to a "new biological weapon" created by a Chinese scientist to "wipe out a city or country".Author: Callum Hoare.Chemical/biological warfare is the term used to describe the use of chemical or biological agents as weapons to injure or kill humans, livestock, or plants.

Chemical weapons are devices that use chemicals to inflict death or injury; biological weapons use pathogens or organisms that cause disease.