By Malcolm Dando
During this crucial consultant to the previous, current and way forward for bio-warfare, overseas safeguard professional Malcolm Dando attracts a wealth of ecperience and examine to discover the reality in regards to the alarming failure of overseas group to put potent curbs at the use of this lethal weapon.
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061 21/11/2005 12:33 PM Page 20 20 bioterror and biowarfare: a beginner’s guide period of experimentation followed which led to full-scale trials of an experimental bomb dropped from an aircraft in 1926. When tensions escalated in Europe in 1933–4, France refused to support German rearmament and stated that it would ensure its own security. As part of this process, the dormant biological weapons programme was reactivated and, again, concerns about possible German activities (received in intelligence reports) were clearly important.
When completed, this complex consisted of over 150 buildings, including laboratories, barracks, a large farm supplying the camp, and two special prisons – one for men and one for men, women and even a few children. The heart of the camp was the huge concrete and brick administrative building at whose centre were the two prisons. This arrangement made it virtually impossible to see the prisons from the outside. Underground tunnels led from the administrative building to the other facilities in the complex.
In 1977 the United States also produced a detailed, two-volume account, US Army Activities in the US Biological Warfare Programs,2 which we can use to supplement the CBM declaration. The US CBM declaration divides its history of the offensive programme into a series of time periods: 1941–6 (during the Second World War); 1946–9; 1950–3; 1954–8; 1959–62; 1963–8; and 1969–72. Volume 1 of the history of the US Army’s activities helpfully provides summary title headings for its account of the postwar periods: 1946–9 1950–3 Research and planning years after World War II Expansion of the BW programme during the Korean War 1954–8 Cold war years – reorganization of weapons and defence programmes 1959–62 The limited war period – expanded research, development, testing and operational readiness 1963–8 Adaptation of the BW programme to counter insurgencies – the Vietnam War years 1969–72 Disarmament and phase-down.