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    “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD), specifically - the introduction of biological and chemical weapons in war. Such additions to war has caused a shift in the perceptions of war as citizens band together to convince their governments to avoid war at all costs. Thus, this essay sought to explore both biological and chemical warfare and their implications on humanity, society and the environment. BIOLOGICAL WARFARE: Biological warfare alternatively referred to as the “germ warfare” is fundamentally

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    Definitions of Biological Motion (BM) mostly center around work by Johansson (1973) on visual motion perception through his application of point-light display. Within this context BM refers to the patterns of movement characteristic to living organisms, thereby encompassing both human and animal locomotion, insofar as it is distinct from random patterns of movement, characterized in vertebrates by non-rigid patterns constrained by skeletal structures. Studies suggesting that human sensitivity to

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    there have been records of the use of biological weapons in warfare. This involved the usage of human and animal corpses to pollute water sources and to spread diseases. Post World War One increased interest in biological weapons lead to them becoming more advanced. With this improvement it is evident that warfare has evolved. This progression in warfare can be seen when looking at the manner in which wars were fought prior to the introduction of biological weapons in the 1100’s, and comparing it

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    Biological Attack Essay

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    Biological Attack      In Living Terrors by Michael T. Osterholm and John Schwartz, the threat of biological attack on the United States is introduced to the public. Using Living Terrors and a number of sources that are extremely knowledgeable on the question of preparedness of the United States to a biological attack, I will argue that the United States is in no way prepared to handle a biological attack on its soil.      Nuclear, chemical and

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    Biological Weapon Funding

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    Taylor Boulet Crim. 4412 – Research Paper Proposal to ban the funding of Biological agents and make it illegal for use in warfare. Biological weapons have been around for many years. Some of the biological weapons being used today around the world are; Brucella, Brucellosis, Smallpox, and Anthrax, etc. These bio-agents are mostly being used in terrorism/warfare situations. The uses of these agents are extremely dangerous as they can easily be disseminated, or transmitted from person to person

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    Biological Terrorism Essay

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    Biological Terrorism I. CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM The date is April 24, 2005. The time is approximately 8:30 am. Somewhere on the New York City subway system a briefcase sits, apparently forgotten. Inside the briefcase, an electronic oscillator flips over, marking the passage of thirtieth minute since its owner abdicated. In the busy subway station no one notices the small hissing noise that is produced as an odorless, tasteless aerosol is slowly released into the air. Within

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    is known as biological warfare, which is the use of diseases and other biological agents to harm enemies or citizens of an opposing country. Considering that the world flourishes in science today, scientists are researching for more efficient ways to handle war, which is were biological warfare comes in. After this method was discovered, many armies looked to it as the savior of war. Unfortunately, people are not aware of the many consequences that biological warfare holds. Biological weaponry offers

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    Biological warfare may wipe out human existence and all signs of life on this earth, but we have no say. The United States has the strongest military defence force in the world which also makes them more empower than any other country. The United States is so advanced they have man made biological weapons ready to send off at the commander’s command. ISIS has the power to attack any country they wanted to with a Biological Weapon causing destruction and panic. Most military defences have a Biological

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    Biological threats to the homeland are one of six strategic challenges outlined in The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. Biological threats are sometimes viewed as underrated threat to homeland security compared to the threat of terrorism and nuclear weapons. The following will explain the nature the threat of biological weapons pose on the homeland and the ongoing steps the federal government is implementing to meet this challenge. The nature of

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    in some cases it is fought simply to kill. A type of warfare that exemplifies this is chemical and biological warfare. These attacks are aimed simply at killing everybody. In addition, most people think of biological warfare as a very recent war tactic, dating back not much further than agent orange, deployed in Vietnam. In fact, one of the first and one of the most devastating instances of biological warfare occurred much earlier, in 1347. This was the attack that brought the black plague from it’s

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    Bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war, but do we know what bioterrorism is? Bioterrorism also known as biological warfare is defined as use of infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, germs, fungi or toxins against enemy’s soldiers, civilians, animals or crops as a weapon of war. Small pox viruses and bacterium like Yersinia pestis which causes plague are examples of such biological agents. As with other forms of terrorism, its purposes include the undermining of morale, creating chaos, or

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    likely to attack with biological than nuclear or chemical. Considering nuclear is a growing concern with recently acquired material, the build would ultimately need testing to determine if function meets intent. Learning of the cost of testing may steer terrorists away from nuclear and more towards biological. History: Taking a look in history and ignoring weapon effectiveness, biological weapons were created and used frequently. According to Kostadinov & Galabova (2010) biological weapons were used

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    Biological Weapons: hazardous and inhumane Breathe in and it could have been your last breath! Ricin, staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), botulinum toxin, T-2 mycotoxin, anthrax, brucellosis, cholera, pneumonic plague, tularemia, Q fever, smallpox, glanders, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, and viral hemorrhagic fever have one thing in common. The ability to be used as a biological weapon. Biological weapons when used are the unnecessary killing of men, women and even children and should be a practice

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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

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    Based on this week’s course material coupled with my assessment of the idea that terrorists are more likely to obtain and employ biological weapons as compared to nuclear weapons, I believe there is a good chance that a biological attack is much more feasible than a nuclear event. First, a gun style weapon producing a small and somewhat crude nuclear yield is relatively easy to make with sufficient amounts of fissile material, but the main problem is gaining the appropriate nuclear fuel. An example

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    win or achieve their goals and that is sometimes a good thing. However, there have been instances where people have taken the idea to the extreme. So extreme that it was even banned at the end of World War 1 at the Geneva Convention. The topic is Biological Warfare. This type of warfare uses toxins or contagious agents instead of using guns and explosives. Toxins and agents such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. All of them are different things and have different effects but all have the same goal,

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    interesting, so I decided to do a report on it. If you keep reading, you'll find out what I've found out. Who funds the making of chemical or biological weapons? The answer is many people. However… the government is the main source of money. For example, they make labs built to find defenses against new chemical or biological weapons. The catch is

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    war, any sort of weapon is able to be used, even though the United Nations have put up international laws forbidding certain types of weapons. One of these laws, outlaws the use of biological warfare. There has been many famous examples of biological warfare in America’s history. Bioterrorism is related to biological warfare, but they also have many differences. Bioterrorism is used mainly to induce fear and cause the disruption of modern societies and governments by using bacteria, viruses, or other

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    One of the reasons as to why the commission believes that terrorists are more likely to obtain biological weapons than nuclear weapons is because some biological weapons are much simpler and easier to make than nuclear weapons (Abramson, 2012). Moreover, the materials that are needed to create a biological weapon could easily be obtained from innocuous endeavors that improve the quality of human life (Abramson, 2012). On the other hand, if a terrorist organization would try to conduct a nuclear attack

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    a burning sensation, the deadly gas can even cause blindness if the eyes are exposed to it long enough. (Wiggins, 2009) A large amount of countries have started or continued offensive biological weapons research and development . as well, since the 1980s, terrorist groups have become users of biological agents due to there high effectiveness and cheap price. Usually, these cases amount only to hoaxes. However, the following exceptions have been noted: In 1985, Iran began an offensive biochemical

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