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Chemical Weaponry : A Continuing Challenge - Edward M. Spiers

Chemical Weaponry

A Continuing Challenge

Hardcover Published: 5th May 1989
ISBN: 9780333413616
Number Of Pages: 230

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Chemical weapons are still a viable military option. This book assesses their appeal by examining how the agents, munitions and protective equipment of chemical warfare have evolved since 1915; how technological innovations and refinements in weaponry have altered tactical assumptions and how these weapons have been employed in conflicts from the First World War to the Gulf War. The author argues that the weapon technology has proved inherently dynamic, that a new generation of biochemical agents may soon be available and that arms control may not be able to curb these developments. He contends that the pursuit of global disarmament agreement has to be complemented by the maintenance of research and development centres, anti-chemical defences and a credible deterrent. Edward Spiers has also written " Haldane: An Army Reformer", "Army And Society 1815-1914", "Radical General: Sir George de Lacy Evans" and "Chemical Warfare".

Preface - Chemical Warfare Agents - Chemical Munitions - Chemical Defences - The Tactics of Chemical Warfare 1915-1945 - Chemical Warfare Tactics Since 1945 - The Prospects for Chemical Warfare - An Assessment of Chemical Warfare - Notes and References - Select Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333413616
ISBN-10: 033341361X
Series: Continuing Challenge
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 5th May 1989
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 2