TheKrikkitWars wrote:True, It's kind of a shame that the US disposed of all it's chemical weapons, as based on the concentration of NK artillery and manpower, plus the area denial function of some of the V-series agents*, they would be a somewhat less visible, slightly less likely to start world war III option which would still protect SK...
*also I wrote a paper on the effects of and subsequent treatment for V-series nerve agent exposure, and it would be academically interesting (if something of a human tragedy) to see if the efficiacy of the treatment holds up on the battlefield.
The problem with area denial using V series agents is that they are too persistent; you're basically looking at the same effects of irradiating the whole area but without the ability to reliably measure anything for "clean is clean" determination. Yes we can say that theoretically V series agents can persist in typical atmospheric conditions for up to 10 yrs, but how confident are we in that figure? And I'll be damned if, when I do my tour in SK, I'm romping around in the jungle in level C with an ICAM looking for the stuff, hehe.
Also, while it's not been a widespread use, the live agent training courses that are offered at various locations are sure to have had some SNAFUs over the years. Perhaps there are some published results of antidote use and medical recovery from those places.