The Renaissance Years
Since the original decision to disestablish the Chemical Corps was made . . . circumstances have changed. . . . A review of U.S. Army Chemical Warfare Posture . . . revealed our military needs to improve its capability to conduct CW operations and operate in a CW environment.
-- Lieutenant GeneralJohn Vessey, DCSOPS, 1976
I regret, then, to report that chemical and toxin weapons are nevertheless being used today in Laos, Kampuchea, and Afghanistan by the Soviet Union and their allies. . . . The use of chemical and toxin weapons must be stopped.
-- George P. Schultz, Secretary of State, November 1982