Eliminating Chemical Weapons

Sarantinos-Perrin, Argie
March 2007
Soldiers;Mar2007, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p36
This article focuses on the goal of the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency to eliminate the stockpile of chemical weapons in the U.S. since 1990. More than 1.7 million munitions had been destroyed from the original stockpile of chemical munitions. Various chemical weapons were produced by the U.S. from World War I to 1973 to prevent other countries from using chemical weapons on U.S. troops. Common agents used included the mustard blister agent and two nerve agents, sarin and VX.


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