Accession Number:

ADA339768

Title:

Report to Congress: Domestic Preparedness Program in the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A threat assessment has been prepared and is contained in Volume II of this report. It assesses the types and characteristics of chemical and biological threats against U.S. citizens and Government assets in the United States. Over the past few years, several studies, discussions, workgroups, and focus groups have identified capabilities, specific requirements and shortfalls in requirements that are needed by first responders to meet the threat of a chemical, biological or nuclear terrorist attack. The findings of these studies and workgroups show a common trend in combat training, equipment, and other resources, such as technical information for first responders. Appropriations Act, 1997, requested DoD to submit a report to Congress by May 1, 1997 on four specific issues assess the types and characteristics of chemical and biological threats identify unmet training, equipment and other requirements for first responders identifychemicalbiological warfare information, expertise and equipment that could be adapted to civilian application and present a detailed plan for DoD assistance in equipping, training and providing other necessary assistance for first responders to such incidents.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE