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Offensive Use of Chemical Technologies by US Special Operations Forces in the Global War on Terrorism: The Nonlethal Option (Maxwell Paper, Number 37)
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This paper provides background information on both antipersonnel and antimaterial nonlethal chemical technologies their applications within the special operations forces SOF counterterrorist environment and their operational applications during armed conflict, combat search and rescue, and hostage rescue. Comparisons of technologies are made, their differences highlighted, and recommendations for use offered. While it may appear that nonlethal chemical technologies are new, their path to development has been navigated with forethought and discretion.
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