nonpersistent agent


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nonpersistent agent

A chemical agent that when released dissipates and/or loses its ability to cause casualties after 10 to 15 minutes.
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The standard nonpersistent agent, CG, was replaced by GB.
Therefore, the chances of detecting a nonpersistent agent would be somewhat low.
Persistent agents will be placed on the flank to seal it, while nonpersistent agents will be placed on the brigade maneuver units to stop repositioning.