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phere and reach persons behind parapets, barricades, and
buildings, in trenches, or wherever else they may be. Of the
chemical agents suitable for use in domestic disturbances,
the most important are substances selected because of their
peculiar nonlethal characteristics from the group of harassing
agents. These substances are called irritant agents. They are
CN (tear gas), DM (adamsite), and CN-DM (a combina-
tion of tear gas and adamsite). (See TM 3-3oo00 and FM 3-5).
b. Smoke. From the group of smoke-producing agents
one substance, HC, is frequently used. While this substance
is of particular value in concealing movements of troops in
the open, its physiological effect is negligible. (See TM
c. Casualty gases and incendiaries. Casualty gases and
incendiaries are not normally used for controlling domestic
Section II. TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OF
68. GENERAL. The procedures indicated in this section
must not be considered as all-inclusive. Imagination, initiative,
and practice are essential to the successful employment of
chemicals. Chemical munitions may be used tactically in
innumerable ways, depending upon the individual situation.
69. REFERENCES. a. For a discussion of the effect of
weather and terrain upon chemical agents, see chapter I,
FM 3-5, and TM 3-240.
b. For a description of chemical cloud travel and general
rules for the release of chemical agents, see FM 3-5 and
chapter 3, TM 3-215.
c. For defensive measures against chemical agents, see
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