• Biological Attack Weapons Health Terrorism
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    Biological Attack In Living Terrors by Michael T. Osterholm and John Schwartz, the threat of biological attack on the United States is introduced to the public. Using Living Terrors and a number of sources that are extremely knowledgeable on the question of preparedness of the United States to a biological attack, I will argue that the United States is in no way prepared to handle a biological attack on its soil. Nuclear, chemical and biological weapons are all considered weapons of mass destruc...
  • The War Scare United States
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    The War Scare It has been said that the United States is just like the Roman Empire. We started off small, became a great power, and hit a high point in life, all of which have happened to the United States. Now, in the twenty-first century, we are putting ourselves in places and positions that many believe that we do not belong in. For Example, in the country of Afghanistan, we have "worn out our welcome." We went over there, set up American businesses, and basically took over their business fl...
  • Biological And Chemical Weapons
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    The Development and Control of Chemical and Biological Warfare The year, 600 BC. Solon, the legislator of the Athenians, contaminated the River Pleisthenes with hellebore's (skunk cabbage) to give the defenders of Kir rha violent diarrhea leading to their defeat. This is the first recorded use of plants as a source of chemicals for warfare. Although not very well known, chemical and biological warfare has been used for over 2000 years. Chemical and Biological warfare has made a vast change since...
  • Biology And Chemical Warfare
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    Introduction Chemical and Biological Warfare, use of harmful or deadly chemical or biological agents as weapons of war. These agents can kill many people and are considered weapons of mass destruction. Chemical weapons are made up of poisonous chemical compounds, whereas biological weapons are living microorganisms. Toxin weapons contain poisonous chemical products of living organisms and are sometimes classified separately. Chemical and biological weapons can cause injury in several ways. Most...
  • Using The Science Of Life As A Weapon
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    I Introduction 1) Definition of Biological Warfare 2) Talking Points II Biological Weapons 1) Different Types Used 2) Applications III History of Biological Warfare 1) How It Has Been Used in Past Wars 2) How We Can Expect It to Be Used in the Future IV Are We At Risk of Being Attacked With Biological Weapons 1) Defending Ourselves Against Biological Weapons V Conclusion Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) warfare is one of the most dreaded forms of attack on the battlefield. In the last cent...
  • Gulf War Syndrome Is It Psychological Or Physiological
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    Gulf War Syndrome: Is It Physiological, Or Psychological? What is Gulf War Syndrome (GWS)? Is it a debilitating physical condition because of a secret use of chemical and biological warfare from the Iraqis? Is it post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted from the Gulf War? Nobody really knows the truth behind GWS, but many people have given their expertise and opinions on what, if anything caused GWS. In Histories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Media, written by Elaine Showalter, she gives ...
  • An American Crisis Gulf War Syndrome
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    An American Crisis: Gulf War Syndrome Imagine a soldier that is willing to die for his country in the Persian Gulf region, so that Americans could pay less for petroleum products in the Gulf, the soldier serves his country, with honor, loyalty, and dignity. In an attempt to win the war, Saddam Hussein launches a chemical attack on American troops, leaving some soldiers with a lot of incurable symptoms. Such symptoms include headaches, diarrhea, bleeding gums, chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pa...
  • Negative Effects War Affected Children
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    'The 20 th century has been dominated by the machine gun, the tank, the B-52 bomber, the nuclear bomb and, finally, the missile. It has been distinguished by the bloodiest and most destructive wars than those of any other time.' So said History professor Hugh Thomas and he certainly knew what he was talking about. Since the beginning of the century, men have been at war for different reasons that tome do not justify the aftermath of war. Negative effects on soldiers, suffering children and affec...
  • The Threat Of Biological Warfare And Possible Preventative Measures
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    The Threat of Biological Warfare and Possible Preventative Measures The events of September 11, 2001, have made the threat of terrorism on our mainland very real. The twin towers were made into rubble that day, along with the lives of the many people touched by the overwhelming loss of life that occurred that day. Now, if that isn't enough to cope with, in creeps the specter of bio-terrorism. Biological weapons are devices intended to deliberately disseminate disease producing organisms or toxin...
  • Chemical Weapons Biological Iraq Nations
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    Chemical and biological weapons are the most dangerous threats that our soldiers face today. But just how much do most of us know about them? The American public had been bombarded by stories of how our government keeps secret weapons, does secret experiments, and the everlasting conspiracies. And many accept it all. Rather than simply trusting our government, (which is perhaps as foolish as believing several unsubstantiated), I've compiled several simple facts regarding recent and historic deve...
  • Chemical Biological Warfare Weapons People Countries
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    Chemical & Biological Warfare Ever since the beginning of time people have used tools, which were later called weapons. People have used weapons to defend his or her life, family, property, prosperity, country, and even his honor. Over the years weapons have improved greatly and people are still trying to make them even better. In earlier times when man started using weapons they were made of stones, sticks, fire, or whatever was available to them. Now, the weapons I speak of weren t as harmful...
  • United Nations Iraq Weapons Trust
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    war on drugs War On Drugs This is supposed to be a free country. I don't see that it would harm you or anybody else if someone smokes a few joints a week in moderation. What is the harm done to you Is this enough to take fathers and mothers away from children I know I'm not the sharpest knife in the draw but to say that drug users might abuse the stuff and cause problems for their family or neighbors is not very far from saying that because you have a knife in your kitchen draw that you might ch...
  • Unit 731 Japanese Army
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    A war is a form of violence and terror. However, some countries go a deal more than that. For example, the Iraq army carried out a sneak attack for which was criticized by the Western countries. The army took out nearly the whole army and also killed a number of innocent civilians. The Nazis also had gassed and murdered millions of innocent Jew people and was widely criticized. Japans biological experiments during the second world war is another example of a country going a good deal beyond of ...
  • Weapons Of Mass Destruction
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    Title: Weapons Description: weapons of mass destruct i Body: War has been a driving factor in human existence since the dawn of time, it has always been with us. War has influenced science as well, it has forced the development of weapons, from the first bone clubs which let man rise to the top of the food chain, to the complex and highly destructive weapons of today. This century has seen the most development in the technology of warfare since the combination of sulfur, charcoal and saltpeter r...
  • Implications Of Biotechnology Biological Weapons Warfare
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    . This horrid use of warfare uses disease to cause terrible pain and suffering, and to kill humans, military personnel, plants, and livestock. The techniques to develop biological weapons are unethical and repulsive; therefore the use of biological agents to eliminate a certain group is offensive and should not be permitted. One of the earliest biological attacks took place in 1346 in the Black Sea port of Kaffa. Rats and their fleas carried the disease to the Tatar soldiers. In spitefulness, th...
  • War With Iraq Pro War
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    Please Read Below: ter " ror. ist, n. , adj. one who commits acts of terrorism. ter " ror. ism, n. use of violence and threats to obtain political demands. Thank You. For most of us, a War on Iraq is something we can relate to. You may have relatives in the military; you may be planning to fight yourself. No matter how you feel close to this issue, the War is going to hit us all in someway. Hell, it's even going to affect the way you fill your car up with gas. A lot of people are questioning a...
  • Balance Of Power Chemical Weapons
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    For a state the balance of power is directly related to the states security. The balance of power occurs when no one state is in a position to exert its will on another. One way the balance of power is achieved is through a state's personal security or arms. States acquire and stockpile weapons to achieve a sense of personal security as well as to let other states know they are not to be messed with. However there are limits that are set to keep international order for the benefit of all nations...
  • United Nations Iraq Weapons Inspectors
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    The topic I choose was Iraq and its past and still ongoing problems with the United Nations. The reason I choose this topic as oppose to another topic is war and the United Nations has always fascinated me. With Saddam Hussein still being stubborn with UN weapons inspectors it was incredibly easy to obtain information regarding this topic. The Los Angles Times; California; Feb 12 2000; The newest article I attained was from the February 12 edition of the Los Angles Times. It was entitled "Compr...
  • Anthrax Biological Weapon
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    ANTHRAX AS A BIOLOGICAL WEAPON An Overview of Biological Warfare The purpose of this paper is to examine the nature of biological warfare and it s agents. The main focus will be on Anthrax bacteria as a biological weapon and the effects it has on the bodily functions. A History of Biological Warfare Before we get into the various aspects of Biological warfare it is important to understand exactly what it is. According to the website designed by students in Chem 450 at Cal Poly (web drjones / che...
  • Service Members Anthrax Vaccine Vaccination
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    Anthrax Vaccination Program On Anthrax Vaccination Program Essay, Research Paper On May 18, 1998, Secretary of Defense William Cohen approved a plan to vaccinate all U. S. service members for anthrax. This plan has caused a fierce ethical debate over the legitimacy of this vaccination. The Department of Defense claims the vaccination is completely safe and has been in use for decades. Some doctors dispute this claim, and contend the vaccination may not be effective against weapon versions of an...