Can an attribution assessment be made for Yellow Rain?

  title={Can an attribution assessment be made for Yellow Rain?},
  author={Rebecca Katz and Burton H. Singer},
  booktitle={Politics and the Life Sciences},
Abstract In intelligence investigations, such as those into reports of chemical- or biological-weapons (CBW) use, evidence may be difficult to assemble and, once assembled, to weigh. We propose a methodology for such investigations and then apply it to a large body of recently declassified evidence to determine the extent to which an attribution can now be made in the Yellow Rain case. Our analysis strongly supports the hypothesis that CBW were used in Southeast Asia and Afghanistan in the late… 
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