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English term or phrase:CW nerve agents
English translation:Chemical Warfare nerve agents
Entered by: Jörgen Slet
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01:16 Dec 8, 2003
English to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / chemical weapon
English term or phrase: CW nerve agents
(Wassenaar Agreement Munitions List)

I wonder whether I should translate this as "nerve agents used in chemical weapons" as previous translators have (no contact info available), or just "neuroparalytic attack agents" (direct translation of what I'd use in my langage). I.e. does CW mean "in CW" or "as CW" here ?
Jörgen Slet
Estonia
Local time: 11:31
Chemical Warfare nerve agents
Explanation:
These two links confirm what you already suspected - "warfare"

GULF WAR ILLNESS AND PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE
... compound Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB) was considered by the Pentagon as a possible
prophylactic for a soldier's exposure to chemical warfare (CW) nerve agents. ...
www.antipersonnel.net/links/R003.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages

UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY - WHAT WE DO
... BW agents are inherently more toxic than chemical warfare (CW) nerve agents on a
weight-for-weight basis and can potentially provide broader coverage per pound ...
www.intelligence.gov/2-threat.shtml - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

Mike :)
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Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 04:31
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cw nerve agents
Chemical Warfare nerve agents


Explanation:
These two links confirm what you already suspected - "warfare"

GULF WAR ILLNESS AND PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE
... compound Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB) was considered by the Pentagon as a possible
prophylactic for a soldier's exposure to chemical warfare (CW) nerve agents. ...
www.antipersonnel.net/links/R003.html - 16k - Cached - Similar pages

UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY - WHAT WE DO
... BW agents are inherently more toxic than chemical warfare (CW) nerve agents on a
weight-for-weight basis and can potentially provide broader coverage per pound ...
www.intelligence.gov/2-threat.shtml - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

Mike :)


Michael Powers (PhD)
United States
Local time: 04:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1174
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Arigatou

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  MatthewS
5 mins
  -> thank you, MatthewS - Mike :)

agree  Will Matter
38 mins
  -> thank you, willmatter - Mike :)

agree  Qodrat Hassani
5 hrs
  -> thank you, Qodrat - Mike :)

agree  Madeleine MacRae Klintebo
7 hrs
  -> thank you, Madeleine - Mike :)

agree  DundF: "chemical warfare", it is it.
7 hrs
  -> thank you, DundF - Mike :)
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