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During this crucial consultant to the prior, current and way forward for bio-warfare, foreign safeguard professional Malcolm Dando attracts a wealth of ecperience and learn to discover the reality concerning the alarming failure of foreign group to put potent curbs at the use of this lethal weapon.

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Faludi, G. (1998) Challenges of BW control and defense during arms reduction. In E. Geissler et al. (eds), Conversion of Former BTW Facilities, pp. 67–72. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic. 7. M. (2001) Biological Warfare against Crops. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave. 061 21/11/2005 3:41 PM Page 33 chapter three biological warfare 1945–72 introduction All the major victors of World War II – the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and Canada – ended the war with vigorous offensive biological warfare programmes in place.

P. A. (1990) Microbiology. C. Brown. 4. S. R. (1993) Microbiology: Concepts and Applications. New York: McGraw-Hill. 5. R. (1994) Biological Warfare in the 21st Century: Biotechnology and the Proliferation of Biological Weapons. London: Brassey’s. 6. Faludi, G. (1998) Challenges of BW control and defense during arms reduction. In E. Geissler et al. (eds), Conversion of Former BTW Facilities, pp. 67–72. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic. 7. M. (2001) Biological Warfare against Crops. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave.

Anti-crop production sites were selected at Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Beale Air Force Base. A limited biological weapons retaliatory capability was said to have been achieved by the Air Force in 1951, when an anti-crop bomb was put into production. The first open-air sea tests were carried out using simulants against US naval ships off Norfolk, Virginia, and simulants were also released off San Francisco to discover how large a land area would be affected. 061 21/11/2005 3:41 PM Page 37 biological warfare 1945–72 37 Yet in spite of the expansion of the programme, there were highlevel worries about the quality of its management.

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