A history of chemical warfare / Kim Coleman.
By: Coleman, Kim.Material type: TextPublisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005Description: xxv, 198 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1403934592 (cloth); 9781403934598 (cloth); 1403934606 (pbk.); 9781403934604 (pbk.).Subject(s): Chemical warfare -- HistoryDDC classification: 358/.34/09
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-192) and index.
Historical precedents? -- The First World War -- The inter-war years, 1919-1939 -- The Second World War -- The Soviet threat, Korea, and Vietnam, 1945-1975 -- The Middle East, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and the Gulf -- Chemical terrorism -- Controlling chemical weapons.
This book provides an analysis of the development and deployment of chemical weapons from 700 BC to the present day. The First World War is examined in detail since it remains the most significant experience of the chemical threat, but the Second World War and post-war conflicts are also evaluated. Additionally, protocols attempting to control the proliferation and use of chemical weapons are assessed. Finally, the book examines the threat (real and imagined) from a chemical warfare attack today by rationally assessing to what extent terrorist groups around the world are capable of making and using such weapons.