Beware the Siren's Song: Why "Non-Lethal" Incapacitating Chemical Agents are Lethal

@inproceedings{Klotz2003BewareTS,
  title={Beware the Siren's Song: Why "Non-Lethal" Incapacitating Chemical Agents are Lethal},
  author={Lynn C. Klotz and Martin Furmanski and Mark L. Wheelis},
  year={2003}
}
A number of events have brought “non-lethal” chemical incapacitating agents into the news recently. Most prominently, their use in the rescue of hostages held in the Moscow theater in October 2002 encouraged advocates of the military development of such weapons, since most of the hostages were rescued. Detractors were alarmed that over 15% of the hostages died of effects of the chemical agent (as well as all of the captors, who were executed by security forces while they were comatose). In this… CONTINUE READING

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