Lethal Weapons

In case of Iraqi chemical or biological attacks, U.S. ground forces have special protective gear--but only a few minutes to put it on before it's too late

Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology

Also known as JSLIST, it is simply a hooded jacket and trousers made of special lightweight fabric that soldiers can wear over their regular uniforms. They also don overboots, protective rubber gloves and a mask

The suit is made of a water-repellent nyloncotton shell laminated to layers of carbon spheres that absorb chemical and biological agents and are bonded to a knit back

Iraq's toxic options

Iraq has possessed both chemical and biological agents, but U.S. war planners think Saddam is more likely to attack with the former because they act faster to debilitate soldiers....

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