A Higher Form of Killing : Beginning with a description of the devastating effects of gas in World War I, this absorbing book then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons in World War II and the inhuman experiments to test their effectiveness. The authors have written a new Introduction and a new Epilogue exposing frightening developments in recent years including the impact of the breakup of the former Soviet Union and the subsequent black market that emerged in chemical and biological weapons, the acquisition of these weapons by various Third World states, the attempts of various countries like Iraq to build up arsenals, and, most recently, the use of these weapons in terrorist attacks. As the authors point out, the two generations since the Second World War lived with the threat of nuclear annihilation. Now a new generation must learn to live with weapons that are more insidious and potentially more devastating.
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