Accession Number : ADA478894


Title :   Counter-Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Operations


Corporate Author : SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a478894.pdf


Report Date : 26 Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 83


Abstract : The threat or use of chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons by hostile regimes and terrorists represents one of the most difficult challenges facing our nation and our Air Force. This challenge is further complicated by the advance of technologies used to develop and deliver these weapons, making it possible for our enemies to attack us at a time and place of their choosing, with little or no warning. Success in defending our nation, our military forces, and partners and allies depends on how effectively we apply air, space, and cyberspace power to counter this threat. Many of our adversaries are actively seeking or already possess weapons of mass destruction and have stated their willingness to employ them. The key to successful protection against this threat is our people and their dedication to this vital mission. This doctrine document describes the Air Force's role in countering the threat or use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons at the operational level of war. Our Air Force has tremendous capability available to address this challenge. We now use five pillars to describe how to counter these weapons: proliferation prevention, counterforce, active defense, passive defense, and consequence management. This doctrine document provides guidance for understanding, planning, and executing counter-chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear operations to enable US forces to survive and operate effectively in this deadly environment.


Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WARFARE , *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE , *COUNTERMEASURES , *RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE , *CHEMICAL WARFARE , NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , PREVENTION , PASSIVE DEFENSE , RADIATION EFFECTS , TERRORISM , WEAPONS EFFECTS , METHODOLOGY , COUNTERFORCES(MILITARY) , ACTIVE DEFENSE , MILITARY DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE