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Terrorism, war, or disease? : unraveling the use of biological weapons

Author: Anne L Clunan; Peter R Lavoy; Susan B Martin
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
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Terrorism, War, or Disease? Unraveling the Use of Biological Weapons examines the complex political, military, legal, and scientific challenges involved in determining when biological weapons have  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Terrorism, war, or disease?
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Security Studies, 2008
(DLC) 2008005321
(OCoLC)192134330
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne L Clunan; Peter R Lavoy; Susan B Martin
ISBN: 9780804779814 0804779813
OCLC Number: 794492476
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 350 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: identifying biological agents, characterizing events, attributing blame / Anne L. Clunan --
pt. 1. Case studies. The U.S. anthrax letters: a confirmed case of BW agent use / Leonard A. Cole --
The 1994 plague in western India: human ecology and the risks of misattribution / Ron Barrett --
The yellow rain affair: lessons from a discredited allegation / Matthew S. Meselson and Julian Perry Robinson --
"Yellow rain" biological warfare agent use: evidence and remaining questions / Rebecca Katz --
False allegations of U.S. biological weapons use during the Korean War / Milton Leitenberg --
Cuban allegations of U.S. biological warfare: false allegations and their impact on attribution / Raymond A. Zilinskas --
Imperial Japan's germ warfare: the suppression of evidence at the Tokyo War Crimes Trial, 1946-1948 / Jeanne Guillemin --
A quantitative overview of biological weapons: identification, characterization, and attribution / Gary Ackerman and Victor Asal. pt. 2. Policy and scholarly implications. U.S. efforts to investigate and attribute the use of biological weapons / Elisa D. Harris --
A UK view on biological weapons attribution policies: the importance of strengthening norms against biological weapons / Graham S. Pearson --
Multilateral approaches to the investigation and attribution of biological weapons use / Jonathan B. Tucker --
Building information networks for bio-security / Anne L. Clunan --
Conclusion: the role of attribution in bio-security policy / Susan B. Martin, Anne L. Clunan.
Responsibility: edited by Anne L. Clunan, Peter R. Lavoy, Susan B. Martin.

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"This book offers flashes of insight over the dark terrain of bioterrorism. A real contribution." -- Richard Danzig * Secretary of the Navy 1998-2001 * "This is a key book for anyone studying BW, WMD Read more...

 
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