Yugoslav Chemical Warfare Capability. Mostar's History
of Chemical Weapon Research, Development, Production: What, When,
Where, How Much?
In October 1992, ASA was the very first to report on the Mostar
CW Research, Development and Production facility. The former
Yugoslavia had managed to develop its chemical weapons program
in such a high degree of secrecy that not even the Stockholm
International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which prided
itself on having one of the best CW data bases in the world,
had ever even mentioned in its annual reports that Yugoslavia
was working on such a program.
Ad Hoc Group Progress on Visits
by Graham S Pearson
Geneva. The thirteenth session of the Ad Hoc Group (AHG) to
consider a legally binding instrument to strengthen the Biological
and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) was held in Geneva from 4
to 22 January 1999. As in the previous sessions, negotiations
focussed on the rolling text of the Protocol.
There was the largest ever participation of States Parties
in the meeting, reflecting the increasing sense that the negotiations
are nearing completion.
CBMTS III: Delayed until Friday, 05 May to Sunday,
14 May 2000
On 4 April 1999, Richard Price, CBMTS International Organizer
and Coordinator, sent the following message to all CBMTS members
via the CBMTS net.
Dear CBMTS III Members,
It is with regret that, because of the realities of the
political situation in southeast Europe, we must announce a delay
to the CBMTS III program originally set for 11-17 July 1999.
Per special request from ASA: An ASA Book Review
Stephen Endicott and Edward Hagerman
THE UNITED STATES AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE: SECRETS FROM THE EARLY
COLD WAR AND KOREA
Reviewed by: Professor John E. van C. Moon
Throughout the Korean War (1950-1953), the governments of
North Korea and Communist China repeatedly claimed United States
forces were using lethal biological weapons -- charged with agents
of cholera, plague, smallpox, anthrax and other deadly diseases
-- dropped from aircraft against defenseless civilians.