War of Nerves

May 1950
Time;May1950, Vol. 55 Issue 18, p46
The article reports on a speech given by the U.S. Army Chemical Corps' Major General Anthony McAuliffe at the 1950 conference of the American Chemical Society in which he indicated the U.S. was developing nerve gas for chemical warfare. He stated that use of such a weapon would be for retaliatory purposes. He also warned that other nations are possibly working on the development of nerve gases as well. U.S. Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson gave similar statements on the country's defense measures.


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