October 14 2009
Chemical warfare remains a conventional military danger as well as
a nonconventional terrorist threat. Above, U.S. Air Force personnel
in personal protective gear face toxic gas during an exercise in 2007.
While various forms of chemical warfare have a long history, chemical weapons (CW) in modern times have had a limited role on the battlefield. The main use of such weapons has been to disable enemy troops – delaying the enemy's progress and tying up valuable medical...
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