Preventing Biological Warfare: The Failure of American Leadership

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1.1 The 1925 Geneva Protocol3
1.2 The BTWC negotiations7
1.3 The Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention7
1.4 Extract from the Yugoslav control proposal11
1.5 Amount of toxin required for lethality in various attack scenarios16
1.6 Stages in acquiring a militarily significant offensive biological weapons capability18
1.7 Stages in acquiring a militarily significant offensive biological weapons capability: Process Flow19
1.8 Some examples of Biopreparat facilities21
2.1 The functions of verification24
2.2 Technical challenges in nerve gas production30
2.3 Chemical production processes31
2.4 US trade in chemicals in 199832
2.5 The Chemical Weapons Convention34
2.6 Mechanisms for building confidence in the CWC35
2.7 Chemicals controlled by the OPCW38
2.8 The chemical control regimes under the CWC39
3.1 Summary of the confidence-building measures agreed in 198645
3.2 Characteristics of particularly important outbreaks46
3.3 Summary of the confidence-building measures agreed in 199147
3.4 Main criteria used for the evaluation of potential verification measures in VEREX49
3.5 Potential verification measures identified in VEREX I51
3.6 Examples of combinations of measures producing synergistic effects52
3.7 Summary of the essential elements of the Protocol to be considered by the Ad Hoc Group53
3.8 Derivation of the trillion dose criterion55
3.9 Initial State Party VEREX working papers58
3.10 The US position at the 1994 Special Conference61
4.1 The historical development of biotechnology64

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