Terrorism, war, or disease? : unraveling the use of biological weapons
- edited by Anne L. Clunan, Peter R. Lavoy, Susan B. Martin.
- English. English.
- text file
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xvii, 350 pages) : illustrations
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Contents 1. Introduction: Identifying Biological Agents, Characterizing Events, Attributing Blame 000 anne l. clunan
- Part 1: Case Studies 2. The U.S. Anthrax Letters: A Confirmed Case of BW Agent Use 000 leonard a. cole 3. The 1994 Plague In Western India: Human Ecology and the Risks of Misattribution 000 ron barrett 4. The Yellow Rain Affair: Lessons From a Discredited Allegation 000 matthew s. meselson and julian perry robinson 5. "Yellow Rain" Biological Warfare Agent Use: Evidence and Remaining Questions 000 rebecca katz 6. False Allegations of U.S. Biological Weapons Use during the Korean War 000 milton leitenberg 7. Cuban Allegations of U.S. Biological Warfare: False Allegations and Their Impact on Attribution 000 raymond a. zilinskas 8. Imperial Japan's Germ Warfare: The Suppression of Evidence at the Tokyo War Crimes Trial, 1946-1948 000 jeanne guillemin 9. A Quantitative Overview of Biological Weapons: Identification, Characterization, and Attribution 000 gary ackerman and victor asal
- Part 2: Policy and Scholarly Implications 10. U.S. Efforts to Investigate and Attribute the Use of Biological Weapons 000 elisa d. harris 11. A UK View on Biological Weapons Attribution Policies: The Importance of Strengthening Norms Against Biological Weapons 000 graham s. pearson 12. Multilateral Approaches to the Investigation and Attribution of Biological Weapons Use 000 jonathan b. tucker 13. Building Information Networks for Bio-Security 000 anne l. clunan 14. Conclusion: The Role of Attribution in Bio-Security Policy 000 susan b. martin anne l. clunan Index 000.
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- Publisher's summary
The use of biological warfare (BW) agents by states or terrorists is one of the world's most frightening security threats but, thus far, little attention has been devoted to understanding how to improve policies and procedures to identify and attribute BW events. Terrorism, War, or Disease? is the first book to examine the complex political, military, legal, and scientific challenges involved in determining when BW have been used and who has used them.Through detailed analysis of the most significant and controversial allegations of BW use from the Second World War to the present, internationally recognized experts assess past attempts at attribution of unusual biological events and draw lessons to improve our ability to counter these deadly silent killers. This volume presents the most comprehensive analysis of actual and alleged BW use, and provides an up-to-date evaluation of law enforcement, forensic epidemiology, and arms control measures available to policymakers to investigate and attribute suspected attacks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Biological weapons > Case studies.
- Biological weapons > Government policy.
- Biological arms control.
- National security.
- Armes biologiques > Études de cas.
- Armes biologiques > Politique gouvernementale.
- Armes biologiques > Contrôle.
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING > Military Science.
- Biological weapons.
- Case studies.
- Études de cas.
- Publication date
- 9780804779814 (electronic bk.)
- 0804779813 (electronic bk.)
- 9780804759762 (cloth alk. paper)
- 9780804759779 (pbk. alk. paper)
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