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Herbicidal Warfare

Author : Paul Frederick Cecil
ISBN : UOM:39015013345304
Genre : History
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In 1961, the United States Air Force began using chemical herbicides as a weapon in South-east Asia. The tactic lasted only ten years, but the controversy it provoked continues to this day. Criticisms range from the charge that the herbicides did irreparable damage to the Asian environment to the recent "Agent Orange" lawsuits claiming that the chemicals have caused U.S. servicemen and their children physical and mental impairments. While much attention has been given to these claims, little light has been cast on the actual history of the herbicidal operation, code-named RANCH HAND. This book is the history of this unique aviation mission, from its conception to its termination. It describes how the operation dispensed over 11 million gallons of chemicals over Southeast Asian jungles and croplands while flying unarmed, obsolescent aircraft at tree-top level. Based on the author's own experiences, hundreds of interviews with RANCH HAND veterans, and careful research of declassified primary sources, this book provides a comprehensive and in-depth view of the men who flew the missions and their role in the events in Southeast Asia. It also reviews the scientific reaction to herbicidal warfare and hoe the controversy that ensued eventually caused the cancellation of the operation. -- from Book Jacket.
Category: History

Earth Law

Author : Anthony R. Zelle
ISBN : 9781543820683
Genre : Environmental law
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"This book is a collaborative effort by more than twenty law school professors and thought leaders across the globe. In addition to providing a text for a semester-long classroom curriculum, the book will include a compendium of ecocentric law that will serve as a comprehensive reference for practitioners"--
Category: Environmental law


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ISBN : UVA:X001443299
Genre : Mechanization, Military
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Category: Mechanization, Military

Chemical Weaponry

Author : Edward M. Spiers
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038544818
Genre : Political Science
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Chemical weapons are still a viable military option. This book assesses their appeal by examining how the agents, munitions and protective equipment of chemical warfare have evolved since 1915; how technological innovations and refinements in weaponry have altered tactical assumptions; and how these weapons have been employed in conflicts from the First World War to the Gulf War. The author argues that the weapon technology has proved inherently dynamic, that a new generation of biochemical agents may soon be available, and that arms control may not be able to curb these developments.
Category: Political Science

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556019860402
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Vietnam Veterans Since The War

Author : Wilbur J. Scott
ISBN : 0806135972
Genre : History
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War is hell, and the return to civilian life afterwards can be a minefield as well, especially for veterans of a “bad war.” Soldiers coming home from Vietnam faced unique challenges as veterans of a controversial war whose divisiveness permeated every step of the re-entry and readjustment process. In his balanced and highly readable account, Vietnam Veterans since the War, sociologist Wilbur J. Scott tells the story of how the veterans and their allies organized to articulate their concerns and to win concessions from a reluctant Congress, federal agencies, and courts. Scott draws on published records, hours of personal interviews with veterans, and his experience as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam to explore the major social movements among his fellow veterans in the crucial years from 1967 to 1990, including the antiwar movement, the successful effort to win recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by the American Psychiatric Association, the establishment of veterans’ outreach centers, the controversy over the defoliant Agent Orange and its long-term effects, and the struggle to create the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. His new afterword brings the story up to date and demonstrates that while the United States’ involvement in Vietnam continues to be controversial, many of the tensions engendered by the war have been overcome.
Category: History

Ecotoxicology And Climate

Author : Philippe Bourdeau
ISBN : UOM:39015021546752
Genre : Science
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This publication is based primarily on a workshop held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology in Schmallenberg-Grafschaft, Federal Republic of Germany, in July 1985. The thirteen papers and eight case studies in this collection examine the ecotoxicological principles applicable to climatic conditions found in regions other than the temperate zones. Presents data from the tropical, arid, sub-polar, and high mountain regions on the fate of environmental chemicals and the response of ecosystems to chemical stress. They also point the way to future research and monitoring.
Category: Science

Chemical And Biological Warfare

Author : Laurence Pringle
ISBN : 0766012417
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the history and development of chemical and biological weapons and discusses their proliferation, association with terrorism, and efforts to control their use.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

New Perspectives

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ISBN : MINN:31951001239683A
Genre : Peace
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Category: Peace

Agent Orange And Vietnam

Author : Caroline D. Harnly
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040938537
Genre : Reference
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Encyclopedia Of War And American Society

Author : Peter Karsten
ISBN : 0761930973
Genre : Social Science
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The impact of war on American society has been extensive throughout our nation's history. War has transformed economic patterns, government policy, public sentiments, social trends and cultural expression. SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of War and American Society. This Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, highly-credentialed multidisciplinary historical work that examines the numerous ways wars affect societies. The three volumes cover a wide range of general thematic categories, issues, and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also show how the U.S. engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena. Key Features Explores and analyzes three types of effects of war—direct effects, interactive relationships, and indirect effects—to illustrate the range of connections between war and American society Probes the correlations between our wartime expeditions and the experiences of the greater American society not limited to just the war years but also demonstrates how the wartime event impacted society after the conflicts ended Offers readers a host of documents including passages from letters, diaries, autobiographies, official documents, novels, poems, songs, and cartoons, as well as images, graphs, and a number of tables of relevant data, surveys, and public opinion polls to extend their research capabilities Concentrates mostly on the last 100 years to give more coverage on this often neglected wartime era Key Themes Arts and Culture Civil-Military Relations Economy and Labor Education (both military and civilian) Environment and Health Journalism and Media Law and Justice Military Leaders and Figures Planning, Command and Control Race, Gender, and Ethnicity Religion Science and Technology Veterans' Issues and Experiences The Wars themselves and their civilian and military leaders The Encyclopedia of War and American Society is a must-have reference for all academic libraries as well as a welcome addition to any social science reference collection.
Category: Social Science

War Crimes

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105070029538
Genre : Christian ethics
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Category: Christian ethics

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : IND:30000134102353
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law