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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The standard nonpersistent agent
, CG, was replaced by GB.
can evaporate in a few minutes.
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."