The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), signed in 1993 by President Clinton, went even further by banning the military use of such riot-control agents
as tear gas.
* Riot-control agents
. These are well known to the public as pepper spray, OC (oleoresin capsicum), or CS (ortho-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile) gas.
"I can tell you that we have approved an export license for the shipment of US-manufactured nonlethal riot-control agents
to the Egyptian government ...
Soldiers in the field needed protection against the riot-control agents
in use and desired a lightweight, easily carried protective mask (or none at all).
Military forces have used riot-control agents
, defoliants, and rubber bullets for decades.
Do hallucinogens and other psychotropic substances and chemical incapacitants qualify as toxic chemicals or riot-control agents
under the Chemical Weapons Convention?