Advertisement

The Nation : Chemical Arsenal Urged

A commission appointed by President Reagan said that resumption of chemical weapons production by the United States is necessary and “would not impede, and would more likely encourage” negotiations to ban such weapons. The commission, in a report submitted to Congress by the President, also said that only “a small fraction” of the current U.S. stockpile of such weapons has any deterrent value while “the bulk of it is militarily useless and should be destroyed.”


Advertisement