- Executive Order 11850
Executive Order 11850--Renunciation of certain uses in war of chemical herbicides and
riot control agents.cite web
title=Executive Order 11850--Renunciation of certain uses in war of chemical herbicides and riot control agents
April 8 1975
accessyear=2007] was signed on
April 8, 1975, by United States President Gerald Ford.The executive order restricted the use of herbicides, and riot control agents, including tear gas. Each and every use would require the explicit approval.
April 11 2007 Joseph Benkert, a George W. Bushpolitical appointee, informed the Senate Armed Services Committeethat the Bush Presidency felt it could reinterpret the Executive Order and loosen the restriction on the use of gas as a riot control agent.cite web
title=U.S. Policy and Practice with Respect to the Use of Riot Control Agents by the U.S. Armed Forces
September 27, 2006
Joseph A. Benkert
Senate Committee on Armed Services
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