Books of Note
American Missile Defense
Victoria Samson, Praeger, 2010, 252 pp.
American Missile Defense is an in-depth, authoritative account of
Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons
Noting that a state’s ability to acquire nuclear weapons hinges on receiving outside help,
A History of Chemical and Biological Weapons
Edward M. Spiers, Reaktion Books, 2010, 224 pp.
In A History of Chemical and Biological Weapons, Edward M. Spiers offers a comprehensive overview of the development, future, and implications of biological and chemical weapons. Spiers’ book traces the origins of chemical and biological warfare from their ancient beginnings to the first major use of gas in 1915 in World War I, to more recent uses and suspicions of use. He also discusses ways in which disarmament efforts developed in tandem with the weapons themselves. Another focus of the book is biological and chemical terrorism and weapons proliferation. Spiers recommends greater information sharing on the local, state, federal, and international levels. He concludes that although a biological or chemical attack could present a worst-case scenario for many states, “worst-case scenarios…are rare events.” Nevertheless, he says, it is important that the
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