Skip to comments.How Vulnerable Are Troops If Iraq Taps Poison Agents?
Posted on 10/02/2002 4:06:15 AM PDT by SJacksonEdited on 04/22/2004 11:47:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
CAMP DOHA, Kuwait -- In the Persian Gulf War, Iraqi troops loaded Scud missiles and artillery shells with chemical and biological agents, but never fired them at American forces. This time, things may be different.
Here at a desert base 50 miles from the Iraqi border, U.S. Army Maj. James Blankenhorn, an expert in chemical and biological weapons, worries about what that threat means for his troops. His primary concern isn't Iraq's arsenal of Scud missiles, which is badly depleted, or its rockets and artillery shells, which don't have the range to be much of a threat beyond Iraq's borders.
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And the possibility of a polyvalent bioweapon should also not be overlooked.
The 1983-84 Pennsylvania outbreak resulted in over $400 million dollars worth of damage and the deaths from disease or proactive slaughter of over 17 million birds. And that was probably not a deliberately instigated incident.
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