US military ordering troops in Iraq to dust off chemical weapon suits | Fox News

The U.S. military has ordered its nearly 3,500 troops stationed in Iraq to reacquaint themselves with their chemical weapons suits due to evidence that the Islamic State has obtained chemical weapons and used them on multiple occasions.“It is a precautionary measure,” a defense official told Fox News, acknowledging the order.During a briefing Thursday, the Pentagon would not publicly confirm the order but reassured reporters that the military is prepared to handle a chemical attack by ISIS.“The commanders in the field are making sure their troops are adequately prepared for the threats they may face,” Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said when asked about the new preparations.

Source: US military ordering troops in Iraq to dust off chemical weapon suits | Fox News

Oh, joy. There’s nothing like the fun of getting into full MOPP4 on a hot day.

10 thoughts on “US military ordering troops in Iraq to dust off chemical weapon suits | Fox News”

    1. Yeah, I hated wearing that shit at -10° in a New England winter. Can’t even imagine wearing it in the sandbox in August.

  1. Aww come on, I always liked wearing the MOPP suit when it was cold out. It was the stupid overboots that I hated. Always sliding around. Mask and gloves just made it worse.

    1. yeah the goulashes boots making it hard to move on top of the suffocating heat really did seem to be the awful crap icing on the cake….

  2. There aren’t any chemical weapons in Iraq. Didn’t you hear Jon Stewart and Code Pink?

  3. Awww, stop whining. Why, in my day we made do with an M-17 mask and a poncho. Piece of cake. Good thing those Russkies didn’t have much in the way of CBR capability (or is it NBC?).

  4. CBR wow…haven’t heard THAT since, well it’s not important, suffice to say a long way back.

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