Toxic warfare [electronic resource] /
Theodore Karasik.
Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2002.
52 p. ; 25 cm.
0833032070, 9780833032072
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Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 2002.
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"Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-52).
Sponsored by the United States Air Force. F49642-01-C-0003
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Main Description
A qualitative analysis of the threat posed to the United States by the use of toxic weapons.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. iii
Tablesp. vii
Summaryp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Acronymsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Recent Examples of Toxic Warfarep. 2
The Ubiquity of Raw Materials for Toxic Weaponsp. 3
The Impact of Toxic Weaponsp. 4
About This Reportp. 4
What are Toxic Weapons?p. 7
The Components of Toxic Warfarep. 7
Sources of Toxic Substancesp. 11
The Impact of Toxic Warfarep. 14
Recent Use of and Thinking About Toxic Weaponsp. 17
Poisoning with Chemicals, Sewage, and Pesticidesp. 18
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflictp. 19
Chemicals, Gases, and Smokep. 21
Bosniap. 21
Croatiap. 21
Sri Lankap. 22
Chechnya and Russiap. 23
Trends in Toxic Warfare: Escalation of Use, Increased Sophistication, Exotic Combinationsp. 26
Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Ladenp. 26
The ELN and FARCp. 27
LTTE Sea and Land Attacksp. 27
Raising the Level of Violence?p. 28
Toxic Threats in Expeditionary Settingsp. 29
U.S. Operations and Toxic Warfare in the 1990sp. 30
U.S. Thinking About Toxic Threatsp. 32
Remaining Issues for Expeditionary Operationsp. 34
Toxic Threats in the United Statesp. 39
Areas of Vulnerabilityp. 39
Steps for Protecting the United States from and Responding to Toxic Warfarep. 41
Issues to Be Addressedp. 42
Final Thoughtsp. 43
Bibliographyp. 45
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