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  • Chemical Warfare

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    Chemical warfare has a long history, dating back to ancient times. Chemical weapons have been used as an agent to try to leave as much devastation in it’s wake as possible. Today they are most commonly used by terrorists and political leaders as a means of forcing their ideals on to the peoples of their countries. Efficiency and precision are in the sights of today’s top militaries, leaving chemical warfare greatly frowned upon and unnecessary. Although not much is recorded on the early uses of chemical

  • Chemical Warfare History

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    Chemical warfare is the most terrifying and debilitating way to gain the advantage on your enemy or adversary. The use of chemical warfare dates back to World War I; although it is believed that Spartan and Greek armies used a type of chemical warfare dated back to 82-72 BC. Chemicals were used in combat during World War I. Some of the chemicals being used were chlorine, phosgene, and mustard gas. The Chemical Warfare in World War I began as the Germans used chlorine gas, and threw it into the

  • Chemical Warfare in WWI

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    Chemical Warfare in WWI World War I was beginning of inventing new ways to produce more casualties to the enemy’s force and reduce the probability of losing Soldiers from their own line of defense or offense. They did this by conducting extensive research in chemical warfare. At the same time, it will motivate the troops and win the hearts and minds of the people from their country if they had new ways on ending the war quickly. Chemical warfare affected tactics and techniques of warfare and almost

  • The Chemical Warfare Service

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    the allied forces pushed forward and landed on the beaches of Sicily. The allied forces including the 83rd Chemical Battalion, which employed the 4.2 inch HE mortar, were engaged in intense battle against the Germans and the Italian forces (Birtle, 2003). Consequently, the Success of the operation was largely due to the mobility, accuracy and lethality of the 4.2 inch HE mortar. The Chemical Mortar Units provided critical support to the infantry units. However, the 4.2 Inch mortar has not been combat

  • Chemical Warfare and Its Uses

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    Chemical Warfare and Its Uses Chemical warfare is the use of natural and man-made toxic substances to incapacitate or kill an enemy. There are many different types of agents used in chemical warfare, some of which are mustard gases, nerve gases, psychotomimetic agents, tear gases, hydrogen cyanide, and arsines. All of which are very poisonous and lethal when exposed to humans in large amounts. Until the 20th century such warfare was primarily limited to starting fires, poisoning wells, distributing

  • Iraq Chemical Warfare

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    Iraq Chemical Warfare Iraq’s research in chemical weapons began in the 1970s; it was not until the 1980s that they would begin mass production of chemical agents. At this period of time, Iraq required a great deal of help from foreign suppliers and their imports (Al- Zaman, 2003; Gosden, 1998). Iraq did not become a visible target on the United Nations radar until 1982, when Iraq killed between 50-100 Iranian Soldiers with Nerve Agent; later more Iranian Soldiers would die due to the side effects

  • History of Chemical and Biological Warfare

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    to the use of chemical weapons upon various groups of people. A prime example is the use of poison gas in Syria.( http://fair.org/take-action/action-alerts/iraq-then-syria-now) Chemical weapons were made by chemist to do great harm. Typically, a chemical weapon is defined by chemist as any toxic chemical or its precursor that can cause death, injury, temporary incapacitation or sensory irritation through its chemical action. Because of the destruction caused by the use of chemical weapons, society

  • Chemical Warfare

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    Chem Warfare It was not until the early 1930's that German chemists observed that organo-phosphorus compounds could be poisonous. In 1934, Dr Gerhard Schrader, a chemist at IG Farben, was given the task of developing a pesticide. Two years later a phosphorus compound with extremely high toxicity was produced for the first time. According to contemporary regulations, discoveries with military implications had to be reported to the military authorities, which was also done with Schrader's

  • Chemical Warfare

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    pain that comes from within. It is a common held belief that chemical warfare is a form of modern warfare and the First World War is recognised for introducing this type of combat. Recent archaeological finds show that this may not be the case. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, chemical warfare is “tactical warfare using incendiary mixtures, smokes, or irritant, burning, poisonous, or asphyxiating gasses.” (Chemical warfare, 2011) It is a temptingly appealing way to dispose of one’s enemies

  • Chemical Warfare

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    Chemical warfare What is Chemical Warfare: To understand chemical warfare you must first understand what a chemical agent is. A United Nations report from 1969 defines chemical warfare agents as " ... chemical substances, whether gaseous, liquid or solid, which might be employed because of their direct toxic effects on man, animals and plants ... ". This means basically that any chemical that is used to directly effect and harm a person, plant, or animal would be an act of chemical warfare.

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