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By Christopher Duffy

This vintage textual content is the 1st built-in survey of the phenomenon of siege battle in the course of its such a lot artistic interval. Duffy demonstrates the consequences of the citadel for questions of army association, technique, geography, legislations, architectural values, city lifestyles and symbolism and mind's eye. The booklet is definitely illustrated, and should be a worthy significant other for fans of army and architectural heritage, in addition to the final medievalist.

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Botha ordered the SADF to develop an offensive CB capability for use against the nation's enemies, and in 1983. a top-secret program called Project Coast was established under the direction of Dr. Wouter Basson, an SADF cardiologist and Botha's personal physician. This program developed several lethal chemical and biological agents for use against political leaders and supporters of the African National Congress (ANC), including poisons applied to the clothing of victims, chocolates and cigarettes laced with anthrax spores, and umbrellas and walking sticks that fired poisoned pellets.

Israel, for its part, signed the CWC in January 1993 but has since declined to ratify until its Arab neighbors indicate their willingness to follow suit. This deadlock is likely to persist until the Mideast peace process eases regional tensions and addresses Israel's core security needs. One positive development in the Middle East region has been the defection of several countries from the group of Arab League member states that initially refused to adhere to the CWC on political grounds. In 2003, for example.

This effort origmated in the mid-1970s, when South Africa became involved in military operations in Angola against Cuban and Angolan troops, who were backed by the Soviet Union. Fearing that the Cubans had access to chemical and biological arms, the South A h c a n Defense Force (SADF) launched its own CB development effort. which was initially defensive in nature. In 1981, however, Prime Minister P. W. Botha ordered the SADF to develop an offensive CB capability for use against the nation's enemies, and in 1983.

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