By Colonel John A. Mojecki, US Army Retired
Historically, the use of chemical agents has shown that their use was closely tied to the opponents' inability to adequately protect themselves, as well as an inability to respond in kind. US forces were well equipped-from protective clothing and masks, through detection and warning devices, to collective protection overpressure systems in the M1A1 tank. The readiness of our soldiers and leaders to operate under chemical conditions and the professional Chemical Corps personnel assigned throughout the force structure, as well as the numerous Active and Reserve Component chemical units in theater, were just as important as the equipment.
Published in the February 1992 Edition of Military Review
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