• warfare
  • As participants in the "field identification of biological warfare (BW) agents" course for training in technologies for confirmation and identification of BW agents, the students learn how to set-up, maintain and operate a deployable confirmatory laboratory under field conditions. (army-technology.com)
  • Of the nations currently believed to have an offensive biological warfare program, only a few are candidates for a direct armed conflict with the United States. (haciendapub.com)
  • The most likely route for the United States or our allies to become involved in a biological conflict would be as third parties in regional conflicts, whether as members of a United Nations peacekeeping force or through an act of terrorism.1 This is due to our increased participation in low intensity operations, however, and does not diminish the threat that biological warfare poses to our forces fighting a conventional war. (haciendapub.com)
  • In his last message to congressional leaders on January 19, 1993, outgoing President George Bush revealed intelligence reports (previously highly classified) that China still has an active biological warfare program --- despite their having signed the international treaty banning such weapons. (haciendapub.com)
  • The newspaper report went on to state: "China has violated every non-proliferation pledge it has ever made, including its pledge not to engage in an offensive biological warfare program. (haciendapub.com)
  • As reported by the Department of Defense in 1992,(6) by the time Iraq invaded Kuwait, Iraq had developed the most extensive biological warfare program in the Arab world (despite having been a signatory to the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention outlawing such endeavors). (haciendapub.com)
  • 2) Then in August 1995, Iraq revealed to United Nations inspectors that it had had a far more extensive and aggressive biological warfare program prior to the Persian Gulf War than had previously been admitted. (haciendapub.com)
  • Iraq's biological capabilities, described as "a sizable stockpile,"(8) by William Webster, former Director of Central Intelligence, caused the coalition forces to procure large quantities of special biological warfare vaccines (against anthrax and botulinum) for their military personnel. (haciendapub.com)
  • chemical
  • Unlike chemical agents, biological agents have an incubation period that can take days to develop symptoms. (army-technology.com)
  • The Chemical and Biological Defence Programme (CBDP) 2009 annual report to US Congress stated that antagonist nations, terrorist organisations and other non-state actors continued to possess or seek weapons with the capacity to inflict catastrophic damage (physical, economic, or psychological). (army-technology.com)
  • The report said that some terrorists saw chemical, biological and radiological materials as low-cost, high-impact options for achieving their goals and that in September 2006 Abu Ayyub al Masri, al-Qaeda-in-Iraq's leader, publicly called upon scientists for help to develop such weapons. (army-technology.com)