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Chemical Weapons

(see also Biological Warfare, Arms Trade & War)

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On the Web: Articles

Issue of US Ordnance Shadows New Panama Bridge. Chris Kraul, LA Times (6/27/05). Unexploded chemical weapons from US bombing range on San Jose island ongoing threat to Panamanians.

Nerve Gas Death "Unlawful". BBC News (11/15/04). Weapons testing on British military personnel in 50s.

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).

Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project (Henry L. Stimson Center).

Chemical Materials Agency (US Army).

Chemical Weapons Convention Homepage.

Chemical Weapons Working Group.

Citizen Soldier.

Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden).

US Army Medical Institute of Chemical Defense.

In the Library: Articles

Balfour, Sebastian. "Chemical warfare in the 1920's & 30s," History Today (6/02).

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.

Balfour, Sebastian. "Chemical warfare in the 1920s & 30s," History Today (6/02).

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

Tucker, Jonathan B. "Chemical/biological terrorism: coping with a new threat," Politics & the Life Sciences 15,2 (9/96):167-83, with commentaries & response pp. 185-247. Analysis & conclusions from 1995 Tokyo subway nerve-gassing.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Cirincione, Joseph with Jon B. Wolfsthal & Miriam Rajkumar. Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction (Washington: Carnegie Endowment, 2002).

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

Johnston, Harold. A Bridge Not Attacked: Chemical Warfare Civilian Research during World War II (London: World Scientific, 2003).

McDermott, Jean. The Killing Wind (?: Arbor House, 1987).

Smithson, Amy E. The US Chemical Weapons Destruction Program: Views, Analysis & Recommendations (Washington: Henry L. Stimson Center, 1994).

Tucker, Jonathan B. (ed.) Toxic Terror: Assessing the Terrorist Use of Chemical & Biological Weapons (Cambridge MA: MIT, 2000).

Vilensky, Joel A. Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2005).

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