Beyond Iraq's Bioweapons
Iraq is getting most of the world's attention regarding weapons of mass destruction. But one such weapon - biological arms - is getting scrutiny that goes far beyond suspicions about one country's bombmaking program.
This week, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) launched a campaign to strengthen global diplomatic defenses against bioweapons. The ICRC hopes to pick up where efforts to bolster he existing Biological Weapons Convention have, sadly, left off.
That 1972 convention, plus a 1925 protocol banning poisonous gas and bacteriological weapons, have been legal barriers against proliferation. But their enforcement has lacked teeth. …
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Publication information: Article title: Beyond Iraq's Bioweapons. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 27, 2002. Page number: 10. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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