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Introduction To Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : R. Everett Langford
ISBN : 0471465607
Genre : Science
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Crucial information on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons From the diseased animal carcass hurled over the wall of a besieged castle to the nuclear suitcase bomb carried by a clandestine operative, the threat of unconventional weapons has always been a feature of warfare. Today's danger comes mainly from the potential use of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by international terrorists or rogue states. False alarms and misinformation about these weapons have abounded in the jittery post-9/11 atmosphere. To understand and deal with the actual threat posed requires basing response plans, policy, and reporting on actual facts. Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction separates fact from fiction about NBC weaponry by providing clear, technically precise information. For each family of weapon, coverage in this handbook includes: * History and background information * Agent types and delivery mechanisms * Effects of exposure * Protection * Safe storage and handling * Decontamination * Medical treatments Drawing from a broad array of military, scientific, and safety resources, this text offers both accessibility to the general public and accuracy and depth for professional emergency responders. Additional resources include a bibliography of references and a list of addresses and telephone numbers of federal and military agencies and professional organizations of interest. With full coverage of WMDs, from high-tech, genetically modified organisms to rudimentary radiological "dirty bombs," Introduction to Weapons of Mass Destruction is an essential reference for understanding and responding to these dangerous warfare agents.

The Search For Iraq S Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Graham S. Pearson
ISBN : 1403942579
Genre : Political Science
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This book tells the story of the UN's attempts to monitor and control the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq from the first Gulf War to the continuing search for them today. The non-disclosure and non-cooperation of Iraq in this process led the Allies to war in 2003 and the search for WMD after the deposition of Saddam Hussein has caused acute political embarrassment. Graham Pearson draws out the lessons that can be learned from the experience in Iraq for the control of weapons programs in other rogue states, and the lessons for the UN themselves.

Weapons Of Mass Destruction And International Order

Author : William Walker
ISBN : 1138452580
Genre : Balance of power
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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.

The Search For Weapons Of Mass Destruction In Iraq

Author : Barbara Moe
ISBN : 1404202951
Genre : History
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Discusses the first Gulf War, the weapons inspections, and the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, all in an effort to protect the region and the world from weapons of mass destruction.

Dual Use Science And Technology Ethics And Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Seumas Miller
ISBN : 3319926055
Genre : Philosophy
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This book deals with the problem of dual-use science research and technology. It first explains the concept of dual use and then offers analyses of collective knowledge and collective ignorance. It goes on to present a theory of collective responsibility, followed by four chapters focusing on a particular scientific field or industry of dual use concern: the chemical industry, the nuclear industry, cyber-technology and the biological sciences. The problem of dual-use science research and technology arises because such research and technology has the potential to be used for great evil as well as for great good. On the one hand, knowledge is a necessary condition, and perhaps a constitutive feature, of technologies that contribute greatly to individual and collective well-being. Consider, for example, nuclear technology that enables the generation of low cost electricity in populations without obvious alternative energy sources. So technological knowledge is a good thing and ignorance of it a bad thing. On the other hand, these same technologies can be extremely harmful to individuals and collectives, as with the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So, at least with respect to some technologies evidently knowledge is a bad thing and ignorance a good thing. Accordingly, the question arises as to whether we ought to limit scientific research and/or the development of technology and, if so, which research or technology, in what manner and to what extent. This book examines the answer to that question.

Terrorism Dirty Bombs And Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Jason Porterfield
ISBN : 1404202919
Genre : History
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Discusses the construction of dirty bombs, radiation-dispersal devices, and the threat that the terrorists wanting to use them pose to the world.

Ultimate Security

Author : Janne E. Nolan
ISBN : UOM:39015057632807
Genre : Political Science
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In the wake of the deadly terrorist operations against New York and Washington in September 2001, the possiblity of nuclear attacks against American territory have once again become a subject of concern. The perceived risks to American security from the international diffusion of advanced technologies, along with weakened state controls over borders and international commerce, have hastened a dramatic restructuring of U.S. defense and national security policy.This book gathers together eight prominent scholars, academics, and policy practitioners to address the major issues underlying the changes in the global security environment and evaluate the effectiveness of recent U.S. policy innovations. Authors include Amy Zegart, University of California; Joe Cirincione, Carnegie Endowment; Jessica Stern, Harvard University; David Kay, Science Applications International Corporation; Rose Gottemoeller, Carnegie Endowment; William Keller, MIT; Joanna Spear, King's College London; and Robert Litwak, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Weapons Of Mass Distraction

Author : Aswad Walker
ISBN : 0595331904
Genre : Religion
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Weapons of Mass Distraction is a compilation of sermons that challenge us to think and act responsibly on current social issues that promise to have a huge impact on the planet's well-being in the coming century. Globalization, the attack on democracy, the mistreatment of women, and the growing AIDS pandemic are but a few of the topics taken on by these courageous sermons that dare to challenge the prevailing mindset that labels democratic protest as unpatriotic. This collection of hope-inspiring messages, accessible to persons of all faiths, is anything but anti-American. In fact, they speak to the very core values held high by this country for so long. Weapons of Mass Distraction is a welcomed theological dialogue with the great social issues of our generation, coming from the perspective of the "silenced majority": those who's protest cries against wars of aggression did not make the evening news; and who's votes in the 2000 presidential election were ignored to the detriment of millions. Finally, Weapons of Mass Distraction is a call to action; a call to all those who "see the trouble we are in" and have the courage enough to do the work of rebuilding the walls.

Mini Weapons Of Mass Destruction Build Implements Of Spitball Warfare

Author : John Austin
ISBN : 9781569768303
Genre : Science
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We’ve come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and (of course) matches and barbeque lighters—troublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive “bomb.” Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. Finally, once you’ve built your armory, the author provides plans for a Top Secret Concealing Book to hide your stash, as well as targets for shooting practice. Never let your personal space go undefended again!

Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Corona Brezina
ISBN : 1404202986
Genre : History
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Discusses the use of treaties, inspections, sanctions, and diplomacy to control the build-up of arms.

Weapons Of Mass Destruction And Us Foreign Policy

Author : Michelle Bentley
ISBN : 9781134120543
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines the use of concepts – specifically ‘weapons of mass destruction’ (WMD) – in US foreign policy discourse. Current analysis of WMD definition has made headway into identifying the repercussions that the conceptual conflation of such diverse weapons – typically understood as a reference to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons – has for international security. While the concept assumes these weapons are ‘equal’, the vast disparity between them, and their disparity from the conventional weapons from which they are supposedly distinct, means this approach is seen as unreflective of reality, causing miscalculations in security policy. Not least, this has highlighted that the issue of WMD definition is a priority concern where this has direct implications for strategy. In contrast, Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy argues that this approach does not accurately portray conceptual meaning, particularly where it overlooks how political language is constructed. In demonstrating this, the book presents a conceptual history of WMD detailing how this has been defined and used since its emergence into political discourse c.1945. Specifically, it argues that definition is an inherently strategic act; policymakers have deliberately included (or excluded) certain weapons and threats from the classification in order to shape foreign policy dialogues. As such, understanding the WMD concept is not a search for a single interpretation, but an analysis that seeks to comprehend what the concept means at any given time, especially where this relates to the political circumstances of its use. By identifying a variety of ways in which WMD has been defined, the book constructs a dynamic view of conceptual meaning that recognises and, more importantly explains, the inherent diversity in interpretation as the consequence of epistemic and institutional context and the strategic response of policymakers. This book will be of much interest to students of Weapons of Mass Destruction, US foreign and security policy, security studies, political narratives and IR.

Hazardous Materials Weapons Of Mass Destruction Response Handbook

Author : David G. Trebisacci
ISBN : 9780877657521
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This fifth edition contains the complete text of the 2008 editions of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials / Weapons of Mass Destruction; and NFPA 473, Standard for Competencies for EMS Personnel Responding to Hazardous Weapons / Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. This handbook is presented in three parts : Part I includes the mandatory text of NFRA 472 and its nonmandatory annex material. Part II includes mandatory text of NFRA 473 and its nonmandatory annex material; and Part III is supplemental material.

Weapons Of Mass Distraction

Author : Hayward Renel Jean
ISBN : 0692043063
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While there are many negative influences impacting the youth, one of the most popular influences is Hip Hop Music. This book breaks down some of the inappropriate ideas introduced to young minds and how some of the struggles of growing up in society are being exploited instead of properly addressed to improve the quality of lives for the youth.

Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Edward M. Spiers
ISBN : 031222852X
Genre : History
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Far from producing a new era of peace, tranquillity and respect for international law, the ending of the Cold War has fuelled fresh concerns about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. These anxieties mounted both during and after the Gulf War, and were compounded by the revelations of the UN inspectors in Iraq and the belated Russian admission that scientists in the former Soviet Union had been engaged in a covert biological weapons programme for some twenty years. This book examines the changing pattern both of incentives and of disincentives for such proliferation, including the utility of these weapons at state and sub-state levels. It also considers how other states should respond, assessing the achievements and limitations of arms and export controls, the evolving concept of deterrence, the debates about counter-proliferation policies and the problems in developing defences that will effectively counter an inherently dynamic phenomenon.

Weapons Of Mass Destruction Current Nuclear Proliferation Challenges Hearing

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South Africa S Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Helen E. Purkitt
ISBN : 0253003067
Genre : Political Science
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South Africa's Weapons of Mass Destruction offers an in-depth view of the secret development and voluntary disarmament of South Africa's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons program, Project Coast. Helen E. Purkitt and Stephen F. Burgess explore how systems used for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons in South Africa were acquired and established beyond the gaze of international and domestic political actors. On the basis of archival evidence from Project Coast and their own extensive interviews with military and political officials, Purkitt and Burgess consider what motivates countries to acquire and build such powerful weaponry and examine when and how decisions are made to dismantle a military arsenal voluntarily. Questions such as how to destroy weapons safely and keep them from reappearing on international markets are considered along with comparative strategies for successful disarmament in other nation-states.

Ethics And Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Professor of International Relations Sohail H Hashmi
ISBN : 0521545269
Genre : Philosophy
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Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : United States. General Accounting Office
ISBN : UCSD:31822018846493
Genre : Disarmament
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Weapons Of Mass Destruction

Author : Kenneth R. Timmerman
ISBN : UOM:39015053151497
Genre : Biological weapons
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Verifying Treaty Compliance

Author : Rudolf Avenhaus
ISBN : 9783540338543
Genre : Law
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This book presents an interdisciplinary collection of expert analyses and views of existing verification systems. It provides guidelines and advice for the improvement of those systems as well as for new challenges in the field.

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