Loss of Nerve

Army Destroys Last Landmine Containing VX Nerve-Agent Munitions

The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency destroyed the last landmine in its stockpiles containing VX nerve-agent munitions Dec. 24 at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Anniston, Ala.

“We have reached a truly remarkable milestone following more than five years of deliberate, but careful, operations,” Timothy K. Garrett, ANCDF site project manager, said. “All nerve-agent munitions — those containing GB and those containing VX — have been safely processed.”

The release notes that US forces never used nerve gas in combat.