Why Chemical and Biological Weapons Terrify the U.S. Army
The National Interest -

Robert Beckhusen

Security, Middle East

Deadly and hard to stop.

But in Iraq, chemical weapons — at least — were becoming more common. Insurgents attacked U.S. troops around two dozen times with chlorine weapons during the course of the war, according to the New York Times.

The U.S. Army is worried its troops are not prepared for a biological or chemical attack. At the same time, chemical warfare is growing more common while it’s becoming easier for terrorists to cook up home-brewed...


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