Biochemical Warfare

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Biochemical Warfare

The open use by a nation state of biological or chemical agents to kill, injure or incapacitate its enemy. There are numerous examples of biochemical warfare dating back thousands of years. See also: Biochemterrorism.
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Liubov Shynkarenko, a veteran of Soviet Cold War-era bio-chemical warfare research that led to the development of modern probiotics as immune system supplements.
Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai on April 7 was quoted as saying the authorities had begun distributing millions of protection kits against bio-chemical warfare, stressing the campaign was not linked to any imminent threat.
The report also claimed that "Baghdad has begun renewed production of chemical warfare agents, probably including mustard, satin, cyclosarin, and VX," and that all key elements of Iraq's offensive bio-chemical warfare program "are active and most elements are larger and more advanced than they were before the Gulf War.
The Senate offices were closed for weeks, plans to fight bio-chemical warfare were activated and hoaxes caused havoc.
Coalition troops in the desert repeatedly scrambled to put on bio-chemical warfare protection during more alarms.
FEARS of war in Iraq and possible revenge attacks in Ireland has seen demand for gas masks and bio-chemical warfare suits soar.
Officials from the Fire Department of New York repeatedly sounded the need to anticipate total evacuation strategies and procedures and to think through all the contingencies which might be needed in the event of bio-chemical warfare.
2-4 to hammer out the details of national campaigns against bio-chemical warfare, the spraying of toxic pesticides, genetic engineering, and the Party's involvement in the burgeoning peace movement.
Terrorists' acts include arson, bombing, assassinations, assault, hi-jackings, kidnapping, hostage raking, product contamination, bio-chemical warfare, and cyber terrorism.
Allen-Vanguard is the developer and/or sole, worldwide licensee of proprietary technologies such as the Med-Eng bomb suit, the Defender[TM] and Vanguard[TM] Mk2 bomb disposal robots, and the Universal Containment System and CASCAD Foam system for blast mitigation and decontamination of bio-chemical warfare agents.
The Company is a world leader in the development, manufacturer and sale of specialty security equipment for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and is the sole, worldwide licensee and/or developer of patented technologies such as the Universal Containment System and CASCAD Foam for blast mitigation, decontamination of bio-chemical warfare agents, and personal protective gear.
However, once Saddam became entrenched in power, he adopted Josef Stalin as a role model, built a Soviet-style secret police apparatus with the help of the East German Stasi, and received Soviet assistance in building a bio-chemical warfare capacity--even as he received financial aid and intelligence support from Washington.