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Incapacitating biochemical weapons; promise or peril?


Incapacitating biochemical weapons; promise or peril?

Ed. by Alan Pearson et al.

Lexington Books


306 pages




Based on a June 2005 symposium, this collection explains historical, technical, and military aspects of biochemical agents and weapons that render humans temporarily incapable of performing assigned duties, and examines the context of arms control treaties and international law as applied to their development and use. Topics of the 14 papers include post-cold war research on incapacitating biochemical weapons, potential long-term physiological consequences of exposure to incapacitating biochemicals, military interest in low-lethality biochemical agents, and toxic chemicals for domestic riot control purposes.

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