Chemical weapon

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Typeweapon
Subpage(s)Chemical weapon/British use in Iraq
Chemical weapon/Manufacturer

Chemical weapons are used in chemical warfare. Along with nuclear and biological weapons, they are considered Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Legal status

Under the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, there is a world-wide ban on the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors. Notwithstanding, large stockpiles continue to exist, usually justified as only a precaution against putative use by an aggressor.

Use in Prisons

Project Censored reported in 2017 that "in prisons and jails across the United States, far from any conventional battlefield or public scrutiny, tear gas and other chemical weapons are routinely used against people held captive in enclosed spaces, including solitary confinement."[1]

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
Agent Orange
Mustard gas
Napalm
Nerve agent
Sarin
White phosphorous

 

A Chemical weapon victim on Wikispooks

TitleDescription
Sergei SkripalThe Russian double agent at the heart of the Skripal affair. Possibly being held at an unknown location by UK authorities


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