Do newly developed pungent stink bombs sidestep the Chemical Weapons Convention? IMAGINE being hit by a smell worse than anything you’ve ever encountered. It combines the reek of sewage with pungent rotting meat. It is nauseating, and so intense that you rush for the door. That is what it would be like to experience a malodorant – a non-lethal weapon being developed by the US to drive targets out into the open.
The use of chemical agents in war is banned under the international Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Even compounds often used by police, such as tear gas, are prohibited in war.
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