• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES HAS DEFENDED THE USE OF NAUSEA GAS IN VIETNAM ON THE GROUNDS OF ITS USE BY RIOT POLICE AND TROOPS IN MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD FOR QUELLING DISTURBANCES.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES HAS DEFENDED THE USE OF NAUSEA GAS IN VIETNAM ON THE GROUNDS OF ITS USE BY RIOT POLICE AND TROOPS IN MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD FOR QUELLING DISTURBANCES.

    YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), MR.RUSK, THE AMERICAN SECRETARY OF STATE SAID NON-POISONOUS GASES WOULD CONTINUE TO BE USED IF LOCAL COMMANDERS IN SOUTH VIETNAM THOUGHT THE SITUATION WARRANTED IT.

    AND DEFENDING ITS USE, MR.MCNAMARA, THE AMERICAN DEFENCE SECRETARY, NAMED BRITAIN AS ONE OF THE COUNTRIES THAT HAD EMPLOYED SIMILAR GAS DURING THE CYPRUS TROUBLED AND ELSEWHERE.

    AT PORTON, SCIENTISTS HAVE PRODUCED A GAS TO CONTROL RIOTS - ONE SIMILAR TO THAT USED IN VIETNAM AND MUCH STRONGER THAN EARLIER TEAR GASES.IT CAUSED BLURRING OF VISION AND, IN SUFFICIENT DOSES, CAUSED VOMITING.THE EFFECTS ARE SAID TO PASS OFF QUICKLY.

    OTHER EXPERIMENTS GOING ON AT PORTON INCLUDE ONE FOR GIVING INJECTIONS THROUGH HEAVY CLOTHING - A NEW INSTRUMENT AND NEEDLE IS ABLE TO PIERCE THE BATTLEDRESS OF A WOUNDED SOLDIER WHEN SECONDS ARE VITAL TO SAVE HIS LIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABT68H3VM6RDYI31QL0ZBLHDTZ
    Media URN:
    VLVABT68H3VM6RDYI31QL0ZBLHDTZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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