War Of Nerves Chemical Warfare From World War I To Al Qaeda

Author: Jonathan Tucker
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 1400032334
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In this important and revelatory book, Jonathan Tucker, a leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, chronicles the lethal history of chemical warfare from World War I to the present.

At the turn of the twentieth century, the rise of synthetic chemistry made the large-scale use of toxic chemicals on the battlefield both feasible and cheap. Tucker explores the long debate over the military utility and morality of chemical warfare, from the first chlorine gas attack at Ypres in 1915 to Hitler’s reluctance to use nerve agents (he believed, incorrectly, that the U.S. could retaliate in kind) to Saddam Hussein’s gassing of his own people, and concludes with the emergent threat of chemical terrorism. Moving beyond history to the twenty-first century, War of Nerves makes clear that we are at a crossroads that could lead either to the further spread of these weapons or to their ultimate abolition.


War Of Nerves

Author: Jonathan Tucker
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307430103
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Moving beyond history to the twenty-first century, War of Nerves makes clear that we are at a crossroads that could lead either to the further spread of these weapons or to their ultimate abolition.

War Of Nerves

Author: Jonathan B. Tucker
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375422293
Size: 58.90 MB
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Traces the military applications of toxic weaponry from World War I to the present day, the development of potent nerve agents during the Cold War, and the efforts of such terrorist groups as Al-Qaeda to acquire deadly nerve agents.

Toxic Terror

Author: Jonathan B. Tucker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262700719
Size: 80.98 MB
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In-depth case studies of twelve terrorist groups and individuals who, from 1946 to 1998, allegedly acquired or employed CBW agents.

Innovation Dual Use And Security

Author: Jonathan B. Tucker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262300893
Size: 15.84 MB
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The book will be of interest to government officials and other practitioners as well as to students and scholars in security studies, science and technology studies, biology, and chemistry.

A Poisonous Affair

Author: Joost R. Hiltermann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521876869
Size: 41.75 MB
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This book by a veteran observer of human rights in the Middle East tells the story of the gassing of Halabja.

The A To Z Of Nuclear Biological And Chemical Warfare

Author: Benjamin C. Garrett
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810870406
Size: 14.60 MB
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The A to Z of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare covers the development and use of NBC weapons as well as efforts to limit or control the use of these weapons through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and ...