Biowarfare

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Biowarfare

The open use by a nation state of germs and other living beings to kill, injure or incapacitate its enemy. There are numerous examples of biowarfare dating back thousands of years. The Biological Weapons Convention was intended to stop biowarfare, but some analysts believe nation states have further developed their capacity to conduct war in this way. See also: Bioterrorism.
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Many of these agents such as brucellosis glanders and ricin were either weaponized by statesponsored programmes in the past or utilized successfully in biological warfare or terrorist incidents
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using weapons of mass destruction in the form of chemical and biological warfare from the perspective of the user.
Biological warfare involves the use of living organisms for military purposes.
Other chapters, all of which are well written and easy for the layman to understand, provide an overview of biological-warfare agents carried by land- attack cruise missiles and other possibilities for biological warfare in the Middle East.
Prior to JBAIDS, it took the military two to four days back in a microbiology laboratory to accurately identify the presence of a biological warfare agent.
Last week an inquest decided that Ronald Maddison, then aged 20 from Consett, was killed unlawfully in the experiments at Britain's chemical and biological warfare centre Porton Down in Wiltshire.
A spokesman for British forces in Basra said troops had not been regularly carrying their nuclear,chemical and biological warfare suits and respirators because the threat was not thought to be serious enough since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
The Five documentary follows Dr Kelly's career from the labs of Britain's biological warfare research centre at Porton Down to the Soviet Union.
The country was in a panic over biological warfare, and two mail workers had died after inhaling anthrax spores.
Due to continuing concerns about bioterrorism and the potential for future anthrax attacks, GAO was asked to audit controls over public sales of excess Department of Defense (DOD) biological equipment and chemical and biological protective clothing that could be used to produce and disseminate biological warfare agents.
Army in developing the Block II Chemical Biological Mass Spectrometer (CBMS) for detecting chemical and biological warfare agents.
Her study makes for grim but very significant reading, especially in our own time when long vanquished viral enemies like smallpox can strike again, perhaps during some insane fit of biological warfare, and destroy yet more hundreds of thousands if not millions of people.

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