This study contributes to the theory and practice of how chemical weapons programmers and activity can be evaluated in the context of the international prohibition against their development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use as reflected in the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention. It presents an application of a hybrid and qualitative variation of Heuer's Analysis of Competing Hypothesis (ARC) directed towards arms control verification and intelligence practice using three case studies: the Soviet Union, Iraq, and suspected at al-Qaeda affiliates. This study is comprehensive and multidisciplinary in approach, rather than reductionist. It draws on a very large array of data as they rate to the technical, military and politico-strategic characteristics of chemical warfare, linking a large number of historical detail with conceptual insight into the nature of chemical warfare and chemical weapons arms control.
What can we do to prepare for the threat of biological and chemical weapons. This illuminating and often disturbing book brings together leading thinkers with a broad variety of training and experience--science, medicine, international and constitutional law, diplomacy, intelligence, public health, and administration. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817997021 20160527
Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton in association with Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, 1998.
Book — 274 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Hard-won victory-- political football-- battles lost and won-- over to the offensive-- hostile waters-- enemy territory-- underbelly of the axis-- the great invasion-- a distant war-- the iron curtain-- withdrawal from empire-- back on operations.
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In the first 80 years of its existence as an independent air arm the Royal Air Force has gained major achievements in both war and peace. To mark the 80th anniversary of its formation in 1998, aviation author Roy Conyers Nesbit has written this illustrated history of Britain's "junior" service. Covering all the main campaigns and historical events, the concise narrative relates the history of the RAF from its formation on 1 April 1918, through the testing years of the interwar period, the desperate struggle of World War II, and the precarious peace of the nuclear age, and concludes with the high-tech RAF of the late-1990s. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780750919494 20160527