160. 2/15/1984

In The Iraq War Reader, Joost R. Hiltermann wrote: “In the first Iranian offensive after Rumsfeld’s visit, in Febraury 1984, Iraq used not only large amounts of mustard gas but also the highly lethal nerve agent tabun. It was the first recorded use of tne nerve agent in history.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Eds. Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, The Iraq War Reader, Page 43

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