Chemical and Biological Warfare: Myth and Reality
The current attitude of most people in the United Kingdom towards chemical and biological warfare (CBW) is both subjective and superficial. All too frequently, any discussion on the subject of CBW tends quickly to become emotionally charged; therefore the purpose of this introductory chapter is to expose the prejudices and misconceptions by examining the historical facts in order to provide an objective base from which to study the Soviet approach to offensive CBW. At the same time, it may well call into question the validity of some of the current Western social and political perceptions of this type of warfare. Nevertheless, only a rational consideration of all the issues can lead to a reasonable assessment of the problem.
KeywordsNuclear Weapon Nerve Agent Chemical Weapon Biological Warfare Warsaw Pact
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Chapter 1 Chemical and Biological Warfare: Myth and Reality
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