International Encyclopedia of
Bioterrorism & Biological Weapons
2 Volume Set

By Md. Elyas
December 2008
MD Publications PVT
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9788175331402
711 pages
$125.00 Hardcover

Biological weapons pose a horrifying and growing threat to the United States and to the world in general. The contributor considers the threat posed by biological weapons, the history of attempts to control them, episodes in which biological agents have been used, Iraq's biological warfare program, and policies that the United States might pursue to reduce the threat. The program in the '50s and the early '60s, biological weapons were effectively pulled off this country's agenda in 1972 when countries around the world, led by the United States, foreswore development of such weapons at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The editor concludes that while a biological attack against the United nations is not necessarily inevitable, the danger of biological weapons is too real to be ignored. Well researched and documented, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a reliable and sober resource on the topic.

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