Essay on Chemical And Biological Weapons

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Chemical and Biological Weapons

Chemical and biological weapons are the most dangerous threats that our soldiers face today. But just how much do most of us know about them? The
American public had been bombarded by stories of how our government keeps secret weapons, does secret experiments, and the everlasting conspiracies. And many accept it all. Rather than simply trusting our government, (which is perhaps as foolish as believing several unsubstansiated theroies), I’ve compiled several simple facts regarding recent and historic developments in chemical and biological warfare.
Chemical weapons are defined as chemical substances of gas, liquid, or solid which are used because of a directly toxic effect
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Former CIA director, William Webster, has revealed that nearly 20 other nations have the chemical industry that allows them to make chemical weapons, in fact, many these countries have even stockpiled these weapons for further use. Several nations, including the United States, have conventional arms and nuclear weapons.
Numerous Middle Eastern nations feel that since they do not have the same capabilities or funds, they have the right to make and use chemical weapons in order to counter our advanced weaponry. Because of the fact that many third world countries feel the need to make chemical weapons, it is frequently called “ the poor man’s atomic bomb.”
Unlike chemical weapons, biological weapons have not been used in modern day warfare. But in today’s technologically advanced world, genetics is quickly becoming a threat in biological weapons. Scientists are using genetics to develop new deadly diseases that would be used to harm an opposing country. The new bacteria and viruses that the scientists already have the ability to develop, could be used against hostile countries. Bacterias and viruses could be used to kill crops and a country’s environment, thereby destroying their food supply. Or, even more effectively, spreading deadly diseases to the country’s citizens and soldiers. By February 14, 1970, the United States Department of Defense had been ordered to draw up a plan to
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