Nuclear blindness: An overview of the biological weapons programs of the former Soviet Union and Iraq.

  title={Nuclear blindness: An overview of the biological weapons programs of the former Soviet Union and Iraq.},
  author={C. J. Davis},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={509 - 512}
  • C. J. Davis
  • Published 1 July 1999
  • Political Science
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
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