By James W. Hammond Jr.
The possibility of poison fuel, and different comparable organic battle brokers, holds our society hostage to the potential activities of terrorist teams or rogue states. This learn hopes to persuade policymakers and most people that the undesirable acceptance that surrounds using fuel is essentially the results of propaganda, incorrect information, and oft-repeated half-truths. With right precautions and self-discipline, neither the army nor society want worry fuel as a weapon of mass destruction, wielded via dictators and cowards who make the most of the loopholes in overseas agreements and flaunt international opinion. whereas now not advocating using poisonous fuel in war, the writer argues that schooling and customary feel are the best instruments to strive against the gases that stay in arsenals round the world.
After a dialogue of the earliest makes use of of fuel and different comparable strategies in struggle, this ebook explains how our photo of gasoline has been formed by means of early pronouncements that branded it a treacherous and barbarous weapon. the phobia of retribution, in addition to political motivations, avoided using gasoline conflict within the moment international struggle, yet its use resurfaced in later many years either in conflict and in combatting inner strife. the writer info quite a few different types of fuel and discusses the simplest measures to counter every one. He additionally chronicles the lengthy heritage of makes an attempt to outlaw gasoline, why those makes an attempt have failed, and why such efforts are usually not more likely to achieve the future.