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The WMD Commission Report

On 1 June 2006 the Chairman of Weapons of Mass Distruction Commission, Dr. Hans Blix, presented the Commission report "Weapons of Terror" to the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan in New York. The report contains sixty concrete proposals on how the world could be freed of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

The report was also handed over to Sweden's Foreign Minister Jan Eliasson, also president of the United Nations General Assembly.

Nuclear Posture Review Report (by Donald H. Rumsfeld, source globalsecurity.org)

Submitted to US Congress on 31 December 2001 by Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense.

Abstract: The Congress directed the Defense Department to conduct a comprehensive Nuclear Posture Review to lay out the direction for American nuclear forces over the next five to ten years. The Department has completed that review and prepared the attached report.

Reducing the civilian harm of cluster munitions (Source Human Rights Watch)

Original title: Essential elements for reducing the civilian harm of cluster munitions: examples of positive policy and practice and global overview of cluster munition use, production, stockpiling, and transfer.

Potential Biological Weapons Threats (Source U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases)

By Mark G. Kortepeter and Gerald W. Parker, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA.
Published on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 5, No. 4, July-August 1999

BLU-118/B Thermobaric Weapon (Source globalsecurity.org)

Abstract: The BLU-118/B nomenclature was first reported on 21 December 2001, and this weapon is clearly unrelated to the BLU-118 500 lb. napalm canister used during the Vietnam war.

As Bechtel Goes: the failure of Iraq reconstruction effort. (Source Paul Krugman, New York Times)

By Paul Krugman, published on the New York Times, 11 March 2006.

Abstract: Bechtel, the giant engineering company, is leaving Iraq. Its mission — to rebuild power, water and sewage plants — wasn’t accomplished: Baghdad received less than six hours a day of electricity last month, and much of Iraq’s population lives with untreated sewage and without clean water. But Bechtel, having received $2.3 billion of taxpayers’ money and having lost the lives of 52 employees, has come to the end of its last government contract.

Use of Biological Weapons (Source "The Textbook of Military Medicine", Borden Institute, 1997)

Eitzen, Edward M. “Use of Biological Weapons.” Chapter 20, pp. 437-450.
Iin Sidell, Frederick. et al (eds.) Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare, Part I. The Textbook of Military Medicine. Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 1997.

Analysis: How thermobaric bombs work (Source BBC)

This is a report on new kind of weapon in Afghanistan to strike at cave complexes. By BBC Defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus, published on 4 March 2002.

Abstract: The United States is using a new kind of weapon in Afghanistan to strike at cave complexes where al-Qaeda and Taleban fighters may be hiding. US officials have acknowledged that they have used at least two of the so-called thermobaric weapons in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan.

Amnesty International, November 2006 Report (Italian)

Following the end of the hostilities, Amnesty International delegates again visited both countries for further research and discussions with officials. As a result, the organization issued two publications covering some aspects of the conflict. In August it published Israel/Lebanon: Deliberate destruction or “collateral damage”? Israeli attacks against civilian infrastructure.


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