Science & Tech Spotlight: Tracing the Source of Chemical Weapons
Some governments are suspected of using chemical weapons despite international prohibitions under the Chemical Weapons Convention. For example, sarin and VX nerve gas have been identified in attacks. Most recently, Novichok nerve agent was used in 2020. Technologies exist to identify chemical warfare agents and possibly their sources, but challenges remain.
Short title:
Science & Tech Spotlight: Tracing the Source of Chemical Weapons GAO-21-271SP
Start date:
2020-12
End date:
2020-12
Homepage:
https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-271sp
Project leader:
Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics team of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (STAA)
Country:
United States of America