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Chemical and biological weapons in the Persian Gulf area

Chemical and biological weapons in the Persian Gulf area

health effects and protection

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chemical warfare -- Persian Gulf Region,
  • Biological warfare -- Persian Gulf Region,
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael M. Simpson
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1991, reel 1, fr. 0907
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination9 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17121544M

    Publisher Summary. This chapter describes the major epidemiological studies of populations who have been exposed to chemical warfare agents. The first full-scale deployment of chemical warfare agents was during World War I in , when the Germans used chlorine . “Saddam’s Toxic Arsenal: Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Gulf Wars.” In Planning the Unthinkable: How New Powers Will Use Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons, edited by Lavoy, Peter R., Sagan, Scott D., and Wirtz, James J.. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press,

    It’s not just veterans of post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gulf War veterans may have been impacted by exposure to open burn pits, as well as oil well fires and particulate matter. During the Persian Gulf War, in addition to large burn pits, outdoor latrines were common for the troops stationed in the desert, and burning the waste. Introduction. The threat of chemical weapons (CWs), used either by States or Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC; Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction) or by terrorists, has never attracted so much public attention as it has in the past 10 years.

    Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Chemical & Biological Weapons Books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Rachael Levy. Saturday, Ap | a.m. A Las Vegas veteran's war mementos may prove Iraq's use of chemical weapons during the Persian Gulf War.


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Chemical and biological weapons in the Persian Gulf area Download PDF EPUB FB2

Past research on chemical and biological weapons and Gulf War Veterans includes: Health and Medicine Division (HMD) (formally known as the Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Updated Literature Review of Sarin (), which found that research doesn't show long-term neurological problems.

Chemical/biological warfare is the term used to describe the use of chemical or biological agents as weapons to injure or kill humans, livestock, or plants. Chemical weapons are devices that use chemicals to inflict death or injury; biological weapons use pathogens or organisms that cause disease.

The Gulf War is analysed in depth, including the allied response to the Iraqi threat, the non-use of chemical and biological weapons during the war, and the lessons of the conflict. Finally, the evolution of American chemical weapons policy and the likely impact of the Chemical Weapons Convention is considered in light of the inherently dynamic Cited by: Get this from a library.

Chemical and biological weapons in the Persian Gulf area: health effects and protection. [Michael M Simpson; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.]. Phase 3: February to the end of the war, chemical weapons were used extensively.

Project was the codename for Iraq's third and most successful attempt to produce chemical and biological weapons. Within three years (–), Project had gone from concept to production for first generation Iraqi chemical weapons (mustard agent). The Gulf War is analysed in depth, including the allied response to the Iraqi threat, the non-use of chemical and biological weapons during the war, and the lessons of the conflict.

Finally, the evolution of American chemical weapons policy and the likely impact of the Chemical Weapons Convention is considered in light of the inherently dynamic Cited by: 9.

Iraq actively researched and later employed weapons of mass destruction (WMD) from towhen it destroyed its chemical weapons stockpile and halted its biological and nuclear weapon programs as required by the United Nations Security Council.

The fifth President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was internationally condemned for his use of chemical weapons during the s campaign against First fusion weapon test: None. Lie No “No information indicates that chemical or biological weapons were used in the Persian Gulf,” wrote Secretary of Defense William Perry and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs John Shalikashvili, in a memo to ab Desert Storm veterans.

Strictly speaking, they were right: No weapons were used. this country is the second largest in the Persian Gulf area - the Persian Empire was located in this country which is not Arab but Persian - 90% of country is Shiite Muslim but Zoroastrianism is still practiced here - official language is Farsi - has radical Islamic leaders that continue to trouble the world - their president wants to wipe Israel off the map - has stockpiled billions of.

The Pentagon has acknowledged in a new report that chemical weapons were detected as many as seven times in the first week of the Persian Gulf war near staging areas in. fied or unclassified, that indicates that chemical or bio-logical weapons were used in the Persian Gulf.” 1 In MayCIA representative Sylvia Copeland testified, “To date, we have no intelligence information that leads us to conclude that Iraq used chemical, biological, or ra-diological weapons.”2 Similarly, the Presidential Advi-File Size: 96KB.

Iraqi Chemical Agents and Gulf War Illnesses. After a comprehensive review of Iraqi CW agent production and storage, we conclude that, at the time of Desert Storm, Iraq possessed usable stocks of only five chemical agents—the blister agent sulfur mustard (HD); the nerve agents sarin (GB), cyclosarin (GF), and VX, a and the riot control agent CS.

On the basis of extensive intelligence and. Iraq: Iraq joined the CWC in early and declared two large, sealed "Al Muthana" bunkers in the Fallujah region with chemical weapons and related equipment and debris from the Persian Gulf War.

Because at least one of these bunkers had been hit by aerial bombs in the war, there is no final inventory of weapons and agents, nor a thorough.

The Burke Chair at CSIS is issuing a working draft of a new net assessment of the security situation in the Persian/Arab Gulf. This net assessment is a book length analysis entitled Iran and the Changing Military Balance in the Gulf - Net Assessment Indicators. It is available on the CSIS website here.

The assessment covers the policies and security forces of Iran, the Arab Gulf states, and. This letter came out It says, “There have been reports in the press of the possibility that some of you were exposed to biological weapons agents.

There is no information, classified or unclassified, that indicates that chemical or biological weapons were used in the Persian Gulf.

This is the first longitudinal cohort study of Persian Gulf War US soldiers to examine belief in exposure to chemical and biological weapons before and shortly after combat. Biological weapons include any microorganism (such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi) or toxin (poisonous compounds produced by microorganisms) found in nature that can be used to kill or injure people.

The act of bioterrorism can range from a simple hoax to the actual use of these biological weapons, also referred to as agents. Filed under: Chemical weapons -- Iraq.

Chemical and Biological Warfare-Related Dual Use Exports to Iraq and Their Possible Impact on the Health Consequences of the Persian Gulf War, by Donald W.

Riegle (HTML with commentary at ) Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms. Filed under: Chemical weapons -- Bahrain. "There is no information, classified or unclassified, that indicates that chemical or biological weapons were used in the Persian Gulf." 13 Gulf War veterans continued to become ill.

The media was silent then as they are today, ignoring the real issues surrounding the disease. the area; and 6) research into the causes, methods of prevention, and methods of treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders.

The U.S.-government sponsored research projects which are coordinated by the Research Working Group of the Persian Gulf Veterans Coordinating Board address a wide spectrum ofFile Size: KB. Belief in Exposure to Chemical and Biological Agents in Persian Gulf War Soldiers John A.

Stuart, PhD,* Robert J. Ursano, MD,* Carol S. Fullerton, PhD,* and Simon Wessely, MD† Abstract: This is the first longitudinal cohort study of Persian Gulf War US soldiers to examine belief in exposure to chemical and biological weapons before and.The experience gained from observations during the first Persian Gulf War in the late s supported the information on biological and chemical weapons available to the Western intelligence community.

In fact, Iraq had used chemical warfare against its own people on many occasions in the s. Intelligence reports from that time suggested Cited by: State declaration: Iraq had an extensive chemical weapons program before the Persian Gulf War dating back to the s under which it produced and stockpiled mustard, tabun, sarin, and VX.

Iraq delivered chemical agents against Iranian forces during the Iran-Iraq War using aerial bombs, artillery, rocket launchers, tactical rockets, and.