riot control agent


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riot control agent

Any chemical, that is not listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention, which can produce rapidly in humans sensory irritate or disabling physical effects which disappear within a short time following termination of exposure. See also chemical warfare.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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(7) FM 3-11.11, Flame, Riot Control Agent, and Herbicide Operations, 19 August 1996.
Of immediate interest, in terms of the current discussion of NLW, is the ban on the use of non-lethal Riot Control Agents (RCA) as a weapon of war, which are included in the Chemical Weapons Convention.
(3) The CWC provides some leeway in this regard by allowing for the use of one type of non-lethal chemical weapons, Riot Control Agents (RCAs), in law enforcement.
military has used CS as their standard riot control agent for operations and training since 1959 (Blain, 2003; Olajos & Salem, 2001).
New forms of tear gas, or riot control agents (RCA), developed primarily for law enforcement began to see increased usage in the 1960s during the Vietnam War.
By the 1950s, the base was known as the Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment and had become involved in the development of CS gas as a riot control agent.
These are the individual riot control agent disperser (M39) and trainer (M40), the vehicle lightweight arresting device, an expandable baton, a family of restraints--strap cinch, full body restraint and disposable tri-fold--and the advanced XM26E Taser.