Accession Number:

AD0893214

Title:

Herbicides and Military Operations. Volume 1. Main Paper

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC ENGINEER STUDIES GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to determine the military effects of herbicides when used in support of military operations. This study, based upon currently available herbicides and means of dissemination, included research and analysis of historical, experimental, and theoretical evidence. In addition to applying earlier studies and war gaming and other military simulations, this study considered the results of a specially conducted survey of US military officers with first hand knowledge of the use of herbicides. A new analysis of quantitative evidence on this subject confirms some military benefits identified in earlier studies. This study concludes that herbicides can be useful as a specialized support to military operations as long as several specific circumstances exist.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE