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  • Main Title Yellow Rain and Related Issues: Implications for the United States


  • Author: Bowman, Steven R.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1983-09-29


  • English


  • Content Description: The United States has charged that the Soviet Union is implicated in the use of chemical weapons in Afghanistan and of chemical and toxin weapons, including the toxin known as "Yellow Rain," in Laos and Kampuchea (Cambodia). These charges raise two significant sets of issues: First, issues surrounding the evidence that has been presented to show: (a) that such weapons have been used and (b) that the Soviet Union is implicated in this use. Second, issues connected with the implications of Soviet involvement, if proven, in chemical and toxin warfare.
  • Physical Description: 16 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Chemical warfare - Afghanistan


  • Place Name: Russia
  • Place Name: Afghanistan
  • Place Name: Laos
  • Place Name: Cambodia


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: IB82025
  • Accession or Local Control No: IB82025 1983-09-29
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs8829