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Subject Resource Guide

Chemical - Biological Warfare

February 2014
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL

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Search Terms

Biological Arms Control
Biological Warfare
Biological Weapons
Chemical Arms Control

Chemical Biological Warfare
Chemical Terrorism
Chemical Warfare
Chemical Weapons

Useful MSFRIC Databases

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Lancaster Index
Military Periscope
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Arms Control Association
CDC: Bioterrorism Agents / Diseases
CDC: Chemical Agents
DisasterAssistance.Gov. Chemical Threat
Federation of American Scientists: Biological and Chemical Weapons

Henry L. Stimson Center: Biological and Chemical Weapons
ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
United States Air Force Counterproliferation Center

Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Almosara, Joel O.  Biotechnology: Genetically Engineered Pathogens.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University, 2010.  31 p.
Book call no.: 358.3882 A452b

Bio-Inspired Innovation and National Security, edited by Robert E. Armstrong and others.  Washington, Published for the Center for Technology and National Security Policy by National Defense University Press, 2010.  348 p.
Book call no.: 358.380973 B615

Biosecurity: Origins, Transformations and Practices.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.  250 p.
Book call no.: 327.1745 B6154

Freemantle, Michael.  Gas! Gas! Quick, Boys!: How Chemistry Changed the First World War.  Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, Spellmount, 2012.  240 p.
Book call no.: 358.3409 F855g

Jane's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence.  Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2010-2011.  782 p.
Book call no.: R 355.81 J33

Martini, Edwin A.  Agent Orange: History, Science, and the Politics of Uncertainty.  Amherst, MA, University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.  302 p.
Book call no.: 959.70438 M386a

Monosson, Emily.  Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats.  Washington, Island Press, 2012.  223 p.
Book call no.: 613.1 M751e

Remediation of Buried Chemical Warfare Materiel.  Washington, National Academies Press, 2012.  121 p.
Book call no.: 363.7288 R386

United States. Joint Chiefs of Staff.  Joint Publication 3-11, Operations in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Environments.  Washington, Joint Chiefs of Staff, October 4, 2013.  1 vol.
Doc. call no.: M-U 40592 no.3-11 2013

Wilcox, Fred.  Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam.  New York, Seven Stories Press, 2011.  228 p.
Book call no.: 615.95137 W667s

More books and documents on:  "Biological Weapons", "Chemical Biological Warfare", "Chemical Biological Weapons", "Chemical Weapons".

Recent Articles

Ake, David C.  Technology Only a Small Part of Detecting Bioterrorist Threats.  National Defense  96:38+  September 2011.

Barzashka, Ivanka.  Crossing the Red Line: Chemical Weapons Use in Syria.  IHS Jane's Intelligence Review  25:30-35  July 2013.

Blum, David.  Keeping It Clean: Myanmar's Biological Weapons CapabilitiesIHS Jane's Intelligence Review  25:50-53  March 2013.

Donaldson, Peter.  Biological and Chemical Contamination at Sea Naval Forces  33, no. 1:22-27  2012.

Godfrey, Rod.  Toxic Terrorism: The Chemical Weapons ThreatIHS Jane's Intelligence Review  25:50-53  April 2013.

Kime, Patricia.  Experts: Serious Talks Needed About Biowarfare Navy Times  63:10  October 28, 2013.

Koblentz, Gregory D. and Mazanec, Brian M.  Viral Warfare: The Security Implications of Cyber and Biological WeaponsComparative Strategy  32:418-434  November-December 2013.

Magnuson, Stew.  Chemical-Biological Defense Office to Kick Off Dozens of New Programs National Defense  97:22-23  March 2013.

Mauroni, Al.  Facing Our Fears, Managing the Threat U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings  139:36-41  October 2013.

McLeary, Paul.  US Ship to Destroy Syrian Chem Weapons Will Conduct Sea Trials Defense News  29:9  January 6, 2014.

Oppenheimer, Andy.  CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and, Nuclear Weapons)--Reassessing the Threats Military Technology  35, no. 11:29-34  2011.

Oppenheimer, Andy.  NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical) Threat Analysis and EquipmentMilitary Technology  36; no. 11:39+  2012.

Ouagrham-Gormley, Sonia Ben.  Barriers to Bioweapons: Intangible Obstacles to Proliferation International Security  36:80-114  Spring 2012.

Ouagrham-Gormley, Sonia Ben.  Dissuading Biological Weapons Proliferation Contemporary Security Policy  34:473-500  December 2013.

Air University Research

"Biological Weapons"

"Chemical Terrorism"
"Chemical Warfare"


Burt, Alistair.  A Toxic Mix.  New Scientist  218:24-25  April 13, 2013.

Nelson, Robert W.  Concept of Operations for CBRN Wireless Sensor Networks.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012.  77 p.

Nikitin, Mary Beth D.  Biological Weapons.  Washington, Congressional Research Service: Report, pp 20-22, September 12, 2013.

Nikitin, Mary Beth D. and others.  Current Chemical Weapons Program.  Washington, Congressional Research Service: Report, pp 5-20, September 12, 2013.

Shea, Dana A.  Chemical Weapons: A Summary Report of Characteristics and Effects.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2013.  15 p.

Shea, Dana A.  Detection of Chemical Agents.  Washington, Congressional Research Service: Report, pp 9-11, September 13, 2013.

Wadood Khan, Abdul and others.  Recent Advances in Decontamination of Chemical Warfare Agents.  Defence Science Journal  63:487-496  September 2013.

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