May 4, 2018

Germany wanted to get chemical arms from US to use against USSR in case of war: Cold War-era files

Just 20 years after WWII, the West German army proposed a plan to use chemical weapons against the Soviet Union and its allies in the event of war. It asked the US for munitions and training, declassified Cold War files reveal.

West Germany’s military (the Bundeswehr) was planning to wage all-out chemical warfare against Soviet Union and its Warsaw Treaty allies in case of war, arguing the deadly weapons were a more cost-efficient “deterrent” than nuclear projectiles. Read more.


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