Nonpersistent agent - definition of nonpersistent agent by The Free Dictionary
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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.