Read e-book online America's Struggle with Chemical-Biological Warfare (Praeger PDF

By Al Mauroni

ISBN-10: 0275967565

ISBN-13: 9780275967567

Fear and lack of awareness have coloured the notion of chemical and organic (CB) struggle either within the public and army spheres. Media insurance following the alleged gassing of sheep at Dugway Proving floor in 1968 has led most folk to think that CB struggle is an unstoppable doomsday weapon of mass destruction. but, in 1972, normal Creighton Abrams, the military leader of employees, tried to disestablish the Chemical Corps simply because he observed no use for it. Had that call now not been reversed in 1976, there do not have been any chemical protection experts or apparatus to be had for Operation wilderness typhoon in 1990.

This research tracks occasions in relation to the dept of Defense's CB battle software among 1968 and 1990, because it advanced as much as the Gulf conflict. It additionally info how the army develops and procures CB protection apparatus to guard latest infantrymen. Mauroni attracts parallels among the improvement of binary chemical guns, the chemical demilitarization software, and the DoD CB terrorism reaction efforts, as every one has very comparable matters and ideas. He seeks to teach prime officers and most of the people concerning the evidence at the back of CB struggle and the choices for dealing with it sooner or later. With right education and kit, the problem of CB war may be met and handled at the glossy battlefield.

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