Secret Papers: UK Studied Chemical Weapons Buildup in 1980s
Now the UK and many other countries have banned the use of chemical weapons , considering it a war crime. It’s time for a ban on nuclear weapons.
The New York Times/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DEC. 29, 2014
“LONDON — Newly released official papers show that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government considered rebuilding Britain’s chemical weapons arsenal in the face of a Soviet threat in the early 1980s.
The formerly secret documents show that Thatcher’s defense chiefs were worried that Britain had no response to a possible Soviet chemical attack except to retaliate with nuclear weapons…”
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