chemical warfare meaning

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Noun: chemical warfare  'kemikul 'wor`fehr
  1. Warfare using chemical agents to kill or injure or incapacitate the enemy
    - chemical operations

Type of: war, warfare

Encyclopedia: Chemical warfare

All aspects of military operations involving the employment of lethal and incapacitating munitions/agents and the warning and protective measures associated with such offensive operations.
Since riot control agents and herbicides are not considered to be chemical warfare agents, those two items will be referred to separately or under the broader term “chemical,” which will be used to include all types of chemical munitions/agents collectively.
Also called CW.
See also chemical agent; chemical defense; chemical dose; chemical environment; chemical weapon; riot control agent.
(JP 3-11)

Tactical warfare using incendiary mixtures,smokes,or irritant,burning,or asphyxiating gases.n : tactical warfare using incendiary mixtures, smokes, or irritant, burning, poisonous, or asphyxiating gases


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