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.
-- in 1956, Army Field Manual 27-10, The Law of Land Warfare, specifically states bio-chemical warfare
Dany Shoham of Bar-Ilan University's Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies is a former lieutenant colonel in the IDF Intelligence Corps who specializes in weapons of mass destruction, particularly bio-chemical warfare
. He says it is "likely" at least some of Saddam's WMDs were hidden in Syria before the war.
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." In addition, "Iraq maintains a small missile force and several development programs, including for a UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] that most analysts believe probably is intended to deliver biological warfare agents." If this CIA report were correct, then Saddam should have been able to produce and stockpile an array of WMDs -- weapons that should have been found by now.
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
* 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
. Communication is central to the success of any plan, it was repeatedly stressed.
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.
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.