How Dangerous Are Chemical Weapons?

Is The U.S. To Blame For Mustard Gas Attacks In Iraq And Syria?

How Do We Regulate Chemical Weapons?

In 1899, the Hague Convention put a ban on chemical weapons, yet they were still used throughout the 20th century. So, just how dangerous are chemical weapons?

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Chemical Weapons Convention
“The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) comprises a Preamble, 24 Articles, and 3 Annexes-the Annex on Chemicals, the Verification Annex, and the Confidentiality Annex.”

Chemical Warfare: Poison Gases in World War 1
“I’ll be accompanying some of the students from my school on a history trip to Ypres and a few other World War 1 battlefields in a few weeks’ time.”

A Brief History of Chemical War
“Three substances were responsible for most chemical-weapons injuries and deaths during World War I: chlorine, phosgene, and mustard gas.”

1988: Thousands die in Halabja gas attack
“Thousands of people are reported to have been killed and many others injured in a poison gas attack on a Kurdish city in northern Iraq.”

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