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Main Title Toxic warfare /
Author Karasik, Theodore William.
Publisher Rand,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 50132259
ISBN 0833032070; 9780833032072
Subjects Poisons--War use ; Toxins--War use ; Hazardous substances--War use ; Biological warfare ; Radioactive wastes--War use ; Terrorism ; Chemical warfare ; Chemical Warfare Agents--adverse effects ; Hazardous Substances--adverse effects ; Environmental Exposure--adverse effects ; United States ; Biologischer Krieg ; Gift
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJEM  UG447.K365 2002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 09/10/2004
EKBM  UG447.K365 2002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/31/2022
Collation xviii, 52 pages ; 23 cm
Notes "MR-1572-AF." Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-52).
Contents Notes The past several years have seen an increased interest in the use of toxic weapons -- i.e., weapons that incorporate inexpensive and easily attained chemicals and industrial waste -- on the part of both state and nonstate entities. Such weapons have been sought out by virtue of their abundance and ready availability and because they allow hostile entities to improve their capabilities within the context of symmetrical warfare. Despite these trends, however, the level of threat such weapons represent has yet to be precisely determined. Accordingly, this report seeks to provide a qualitative overview of the threat toxic weapons pose as well as to identify key vulnerabilities the United States and the U.S. military face. Toward this goal, the report describes the composition and sources of toxic weapons as well as their potential for harm, and it then outlines the use of such weapons by state and nonstate actors over the past decade. Following this analysis, the report focuses on the implications of toxic weapon use both for U.S. forces engaged in military operations and for the U.S. homeland. The author concludes that toxic warfare must be better understood so that the threat can be more effectively incorporated into military and civilian crisis response planning.
Place Published Santa Monica, CA
Access Notes Also available in electronic form via the RAND Corporation Web site.
PUB Date Free Form 2002
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2002026562
OCLC Time Stamp 20221027213018
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04941cam 22007814a 45010