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Jürgen Mechler

Das amerikanische Binärwaffenprogramm
Chemische Waffen: Technologie und Politik

[The American Binary Weapon Programme
Chemical Weapons: Technology and Politics]

AFES-PRESS Report No. 52
1994, 85pp., ISBN 3-926979-56-9
€ 15.00 - $ 20.00- SF 30.00

This report is based on a diploma thesis that was submitted in June 1993 at the department of Social Sciences at J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt on Main. After a brief definition of chemical weapons and of the approach used in chapter 1, in chapter 2 the chemical binary programme of the US until 1980 is reviewed, in chapter 3 the domestic American discussion and the security political decision making process on the binary weapons programme is analysed in detail for the time period from 1980 to 1990, and in chapter 4 the interaction between domestic and external conditions in the US decision making process on binaries is critically assessed.

apr052; Language: German; Areas: chemical weapons; Region: United States.