Sulfur Mustard, also known as Mustard Gas, is a blistering agent
that has been characterized as a primary threat by defense analysts.
A blistering agent
which burns victims' skin, eyes, and lungs.
The country has hundreds of tons of various chemical agents, including sarin and VX nerve agents, as well as older blistering agents
such as mustard gas, dispersed in dozens of manufacturing and storage sites, experts say.
The United States manufactured thousands of tons of nerve gas, blistering agents
and other poisons, simply because the Soviet Union was known to be doing the same.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that it would notify 20,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War - four times more than previously announced - that they might have been exposed to nerve gas and blistering agents
when a battalion of U.