Cwm slides What is Chemical Warfare Materiel (cwm)?



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What is Chemical Warfare Materiel (CWM)?

  • Army Definition - An Item Configured As A Munition That Contains A Chemical Substance Intended To Kill, Injure, Or Incapacitate

  • The United States established a program to develop and produce chemical munitions when it entered World War I in 1917

  • Following World War I, the United States continued to develop chemical warfare agents and train troops in the use of chemical warfare materiel

  • These training programs were expanded during World War II

  • Development continued with the capture of German chemical warfare agents and later into the Cold War period of United States history.

  • The types of chemical warfare materiel encountered at Formerly Used Defense Sites include nerve agents, mustard, lewisite, and phosgene

  • Due To Hazards, Prevalence, And Military Use; Chemical Agent Identification Sets (CAIS) Are Also Considered Chemical Warfare Materiel



Examples of CWM













Chemicals Found In CAIS



Examples of CAIS



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