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1. The use of living organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, or fungi) or their products (e.g., toxins) in warfare.
2. A common but incorrect designation for the use of chemical or radiologic agents in warfare.
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The suspicion appears to be that Mursi is planning a bio-war operation, although US officials have not given any indication of what it might involve or where it might be unleashed.
The Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) emerged from President Nixon's decision in the early 1970s to abandon America's bio-war program, considered both militarily useless and distasteful.
At Kastenmeier's request, Marc and I worked together on uncovering the bio-war preparations of the US military at Fort Detrick--anthrax, bubonic/pneumonic plague, and psittacosis.