Biochemical Warfare

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Biochemical Warfare

The open use by a nation state of biological or chemical agents to kill, injure or incapacitate its enemy. There are numerous examples of biochemical warfare dating back thousands of years. See also: Biochemterrorism.
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There are suggestions that gulf war illness; in which symptoms are long-lasting, may be related to exposure to low-dose chemical warfare agents," said Morris.
A memo issued by the commanding officer at the time indicated that the chemical warfare section was short-handed in the effort to destroy all excess chemicals on hand.
The nations that are violating the Chemical Weapons Convention shou ld not be smug in the assumption that your chemical warfare program will never be uncovered and exposed to the international community.
He told MPs: "The former Yugoslavia did have an offensive chemical warfare programme, which included small stocks of chemical weapons.
Mainly, this deal is to demonstrate the viability of using PyroGenesis' existing plasma chemical warfare agent destruction platform with locally available materials, to completely do away with chemical warfare agents without creating hazardous by-products.
The Gas Service Section of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) was created to shepherd the United States in the quest to become a world leader in chemical warfare.
A recently developed chemical cocktail that kills anthrax spores and breaks down chemical warfare agents has received its first real-world trials in anthrax cleanups this past month.
A key player in South Africa's apartheid-era chemical warfare programme said yesterday he had no clear memory of several crucial events, orders or people who gave them.
NASDAQ:ABBI), today announced that it has signed a three-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) to evaluate Cenomed's lead investigational compound CM-2,501 and other associated compounds, for the prevention of toxicities following exposure to chemical warfare agents.
Department of Defense to present the viability of its Tactical Plasma Arc Chemical Warfare Agent Destruction System.
During World War I, the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS) undertook a secret weapons project to produce the arsenical blister agent, lewisite.

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