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The Joshua Lederberg Papers
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Lynn Rusten, Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC)
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1989-11-24 (November 24, 1989)
Committee on International Security and Arms Control
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Letter from Herb Kohl, United States Senate to Joshua Lederberg (November 22, 1989)
Biological & Chemical Warfare Prevention
Committee on International Security & Arms Control (CISAC)
Working Group (Biological Warfare)
has passed the Senate -- see end.
It has most of the virtues and faults of the BWC; and I am uneasy about peremptory [sic] seizure.
On the other hand "weapon" is limited to "hostile purposes or armed conflict" and it is unclear how that might apply to private actions.
(I would have preferred federal jurisdiction over any assault with a biological agent; and not link the language to the treaty.)
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