But these chemicals really are more like examples of biologic warfare, not chemical warfare.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups maintain lists of the various chemicals used in chemical warfare.
"Oh, that new gas the chemical warfare Service has discovered," said the surgeon.
Diisopropyl fluorophosphate has since become a potential agent for chemical warfare.
With such protection there was no longer reason to fear that the frightfulness of chemical warfare would reduce American morale.
The use of chemical agents as a weapon of war or terror. From the mustard gas used in World War I to the highly lethal neurotoxin Sarin that is potentially available for use today, chemicals are considered a weapon of mass destruction, and their use is condemned by most civilized nations.