BIOLOGICAL WARFARE – THE REAL PANDORA’S BOX.
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BIOLOGICAL WARFARE – THE REAL PANDORA’S BOX. LEARNING FROM THE PAST
BIOLOGICAL WARFARE – THE REAL PANDORA’S BOX. LEARNING FROM THE PAST

Author(s): Alexandru Herciu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Security and defense, Welfare systems, Political behavior
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: biologic warfare; biological agents; Biological Weapons Convention; bioterrorism;
Summary/Abstract: It is necessary to assess the risks generated by various microorganisms that can be used as biological weapons and to understand the process of their development and the use of biological agents over time. Biological agents used for military purposes may be more powerful than conventional weapons and chemical weapons. Over the past century,advances in biotechnology and biochemistry have simplified the development and production of such weapons, and genetic engineering probably holds the most dangerous potential for making biological weapons. Ease of production, broad availability of biological agents and technical knowledge have led to the proliferation of biological weapons and a growing desire among developing countries to hold them.

  • Page Range: 95-103
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English