Friday, July 27, 2007

History of American Policies, Part II: The BWC

In addition to the Chemical Weapons Convention, Russia is a party to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), which requires that biological weapons be destroyed or diverted to peaceful purposes within nine months of entering the Convention. Russia ratified the Convention in March of 1975, but retains large BW stockpiles, with the same basic problems regarding “peaceful uses” as involved with the CWC.

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