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dc.contributor.advisorWoehler, K.E.
dc.contributor.advisorLavoy, Peter
dc.contributor.authorSwartz, Jeffrey R.
dc.dateSeptember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13T22:07:05Z
dc.date.available2013-08-13T22:07:05Z
dc.date.issued1995-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35207
dc.description.abstractThe threat of biological weapons presents a special military challenge. Biological toxin warfare (BTW) agents are more potent than chemical warfare agents. Depending on the yield of the nuclear weapon, a biological weapon also can have a higher lethality than nuclear weapons. This thesis examines existing international restricions on the proliferation of BTW technology and identifies their shortcomings. These loopholes contribute to the eay availability of the technology necessary to examine military means for neutralizing or destroying biological pathogens and toxins in both the production and weaponization phases. One such method, enhanced radiation weaponry, is examined in this thesis and is shown to be a viable means of neutralizing pathogens and toxins.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/biologicaltoxinw1094535207
dc.format.extent75 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleBiological toxin warfare: threat, proliferation, and the effects of neutron energy on BTW agentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Technology (Scientific and Technical Intelligence)
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Technology (Scientific and Technical Intelligenceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Technology (Scientific and Technical Intelligence)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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