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On the Web: Articles

Pentagon denies developing bioweapons that attack machines. David Ruppe, Global Security Newswire (5/20/02).

Chemical & Biological Weapons. Martin Calhoun, Foreign Policy in Focus (12/96).

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (Monterey Institute of International Studies)

Chemical & Biological Arms Control Program (American Federation of Scientists).

Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Global Security Newswire

Preventing Biological Warfare. (Bradford University Department of Peace Studies).

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden).

Sunshine Project (Watchdog group for hostile uses of biotechnology)

In the Library: Articles

Barlette, Michael & Amy Sands, Jonathan B. Tucker. "Keeping track of anthrax: a case for a biosecurity convention," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 58,3 (5-6/2002):57-62.

Birks, John W. "Weapons forsworn: chemical & biological weapons," in A.H. Ehrlich & J.W. Birks (eds.) Hidden Dangers: Environmental Consequences of Preparing for War (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1990), pp. 161-189.

Currie, Jay. “The earliest weapons of mass destruction,” Christian Science Monitor (10/9/03): 17

Dando, Malcolm with Mark Wheelis. "The impact of the development of modern biology & medicine on the evolution of offensive biological warfare programs in the 20th C.," Defense Analysis 15,1 (1999):43-62.

__________. "Benefits & threats of developments in biotechnology & genetic engineering," Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Yearbook (Oxford, 1999), pp 596-612.

__________. "New technology & future developments in biological warfare," Disarmament Forum 4 (2000).

Veith, Ilza. "Plague & politics," Bulletin of the History of Medicine 27 (1954):408-.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Barenblatt, Daniel. A Plague Upon Humanity: The Secret Genocide of Axis Japan’s Germ Warfare Operation (NY: Harper Collins, 2003).

Dando, Malcolm. Biological Warfare in the 21st C. (London: Brassey's, 1994).

__________. A New Form of Warfare: The Rise of Non-Lethal Weapons (London: Brassey's, 1996).

__________. Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity (?: Harwood Academic, 1999).

__________. The New Biological Weapons: Threat, Proliferation and Control (Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner, 2001).

__________. Preventing Biological Warfare: The Failure of American Leadership (London: Palgrave, 2002).

Davis, Jim A. & Barry R. Schneider (eds.) The Gathering Biological Warfare Storm (Westport CT: Praeger, 2004). Dangers of acquisition of bio-weapons by "terrorists & rogue states" & state of US defenses.

Harris, Sheldon H. Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-1945, & the American Cover-Up (rev. ed.; NY: Routledge, 2002).

Hersh, Seymour M. Chemical & Biological Warfare: America's Hidden Arsenal (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968).

Murphy, Seán; Alistair Hay & Stephen Rose. No Fire, No Thunder: The Threat of Chemical & Biological Weapons (NY: Monthly Review, 1984). Includes history of their development & use, & how allegations that Soviets had them affected US weapons policy in Reagan era.

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