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  • Threat Of A Biological Attack
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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...
  • Inefficient Biological And Chemical Weapons
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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...
  • Use Biological And Chemical Warfare
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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...
  • Biological Agents As Weapons Of War
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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 ...
  • Threat Of Terrorist Use Of Chemical Weapons
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    Most of the literature on the possible terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction has focused on nuclear terrorism. Scholars and the ordinary civilian are well aware of certain aspects of nuclear threat. On the contrary, comparatively little information can be acknowledged in the public regarding the possible use of chemical agents or warfare. This has resulted in numerous publications by professional scholars on the subject of chemical terrorism and why terrorist might resort to such weaponry...
  • Risk Of An Attack By Biological Weapons
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    I Introduction 1) Definition of Biological Warfare 2) Talking Points II Biological Weapons 1) Different Types Used 2) Applications 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 century,...
  • Most Common Use Of Chemical Warfare
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    Chemical weapons are a serious threat to the world and have the ability to wipe out entire cities, destroying everything in sight. Chemical weapons were first widely used in WWI. Just how many people were killed or injured in WWI due to chemical weapons According to the Chemical Weapons Convention webpage, 1,400,000 people were affected by chemical weapons during WWI. The most serious casualties occurred in Russia where 475,000 people were injured and 56,000 people were killed (CWC Homepage E. T...
  • Ban Chemical Weapon Production And Use
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    How many people were killed or injured in WWI due to chemical weapons According to the Chemical Weapons Convention web page 1,400,000 people were affected by chemical weapons. The most serious casualties were in Russia with 475,000 injuries and 56,000 killed. The problems of chemical warfare are upon us yet again. Saddam Hussein is currently trying to avoid weapon inspections by the United Nations. After it has been discovered that he used weapons during Desert Storm, can we risk confrontation w...
  • Chemical Weapons Use Chemical Agents
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    Will the human race still be in existence in fifty more years? Although likely, there is a very real possibility that we will not be here. For example, after the Gulf War, we found Saddam Hussein stockpiling Weapons of Mass Destruction. Did you know that he had enough weapons to kill every single human, dog, and cow on the face of the earth? When I found that out, I thought it was very interesting, so I decided to do a report on it. If you keep reading, you " ll find out what I've found out. Who...
  • Chemical And Biological Weapons
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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 ...
  • Use Of Chemical Warfare In The Gulf
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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...
  • Used Chemical Weapons
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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...
  • Way Of Chemical And Biological Weapon Use
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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 ...
  • Use Of Chemical Weapons
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    Change to Chemical Warfare in The Great War The decision by the Germans to first use chemical bombs was a very controversial one. Not only did it open up a can of worms in World War one, but changed the face of battle for years to come. The use of these new weapons lead to huge problems for the U.S. and its people. For the first time ever, the United States had to play catch-up in the weapons brigade. As the second World War came, the effects carried on and the production of hazardous bombs and ...
  • Threat Of Terrorist Use Of Chemical Weapons
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    Introduction It was another calm early morning on the subway train. Many of the passengers were napping on their way to work. The train slowed to a stop to allow more passengers on, then sped along to its destination, the central government dist rich in Tokyo. Many of the passengers found it strange that a man who got on at the last stop was wearing sunglasses, but soon dismissed it remembering how safe the subways and their homeland have always been. Well, they were mistaken. The man with the g...
  • Nuclear Weapons Like Other 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...
  • Use Of Chemical Weapons In Warfare
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    Geoff Hanson Chemical Warfare Chemical warfare is an extremely dangerous form of warfare. An inquisitive scientist accidentally stumbled upon the engineering of nerve gas agents in the '30's by the name of Gerhard Schrader. He was working on a solution to be rid of Germany's troublesome insect problem when he stumbled onto a solution for a larger problem in his eyes... humans. Two years later, he discovered an even more potent gas known as Sarin. Although instances of what might be styled as che...

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