Biological and ChemicalWeapons The Pros and Cons
What are Biological and Chemical Weapons? Biological weapons use biological agents which are infectious particles or toxins to cause illness and death in people and animals if they contaminate water and food. Chemical weapons use chemical agents which can kill or incapacitate people and animals quickly
Cons Deformities caused by agent orange in the Vietnam War. Second and third generations of children, born to parents exposed during the war and in areas of heavy spraying spots, suffer unspeakable deformities that medical authorities attribute to the dioxin in Agent Orange. Biological warfare can backfire and affect your own troops. Chemical weapons have a numerous amount of bad side affects.
Pros Biological warfare is very efficient and cheap. Chemical weapons can win a war. Biological weapons do not harm buildings. Easy to acquire and administer.
More Cons Using Biological weapons on an area will not allow your troops to occupy it, as the agents last a long while. Germany was the first to use poison gas during battle. Biological outbreaks are uncontrollable.
More Pros Chemical weapons are easy to make. Chemical weapons make a country intimidating. Biological weapons have a 100% kill rate.
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