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Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War : Riot Control Agents in Combat

By: Ellison, D. Hank.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (217 p.).ISBN: 9780203831137.Subject(s): Chemical warfare | Chemical warfare | Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous - War use | Gases, Asphyxiating and poisonous -- War use | Riot control agents | Riot control agents | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Chemical warfare | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Chemical warfareGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War : Riot Control Agents in CombatDDC classification: 959.70438 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Chemical Warfare During The Vietnam War: Riot Control Agents in Combat; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Prelude; 3. Operation Stomp; 4. Tunnels; 5. Escalation; 6. Niches; 7. Urban Combat; 8. Communist Chemical Operations; 9. Conclusion; Appendix A: Technical Agent Data; Appendix B: US Munitions and Weapon Systems; Appendix C: Viet Cong Improvised Munitions; Appendix D: Protective Masks; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War documents the use of antipersonnel chemical weapons throughout the Vietnam War, and explores their effectiveness under the wide variety of circumstances in which they were employed. The short, readable account follows the US program as it progressed from a focus on the humanitarian aspects of non-lethal weapons to their use as a means of augmenting and enhancing the lethality of traditional munitions. It also presents the efforts of the North Vietnamese to both counter US chemical operations and to develop a chemical capability of their own.
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Cover; Chemical Warfare During The Vietnam War: Riot Control Agents in Combat; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Prelude; 3. Operation Stomp; 4. Tunnels; 5. Escalation; 6. Niches; 7. Urban Combat; 8. Communist Chemical Operations; 9. Conclusion; Appendix A: Technical Agent Data; Appendix B: US Munitions and Weapon Systems; Appendix C: Viet Cong Improvised Munitions; Appendix D: Protective Masks; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

Chemical Warfare during the Vietnam War documents the use of antipersonnel chemical weapons throughout the Vietnam War, and explores their effectiveness under the wide variety of circumstances in which they were employed. The short, readable account follows the US program as it progressed from a focus on the humanitarian aspects of non-lethal weapons to their use as a means of augmenting and enhancing the lethality of traditional munitions. It also presents the efforts of the North Vietnamese to both counter US chemical operations and to develop a chemical capability of their own.

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D. Hank Ellisonhas served in the US Army as an enlisted infantry soldier and a commissioned officer in the Chemical Corps, responsible for nuclear, biological, and chemical defense for infantry and artillery battalions. He is a hazardous materials instructor for Michigan State University's School of Criminal Justice.

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