Accession Number:

ADA589816

Title:

Tailoring the Military Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Enterprise

Descriptive Note:

Strategic research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Presently, the Department of Defense s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear CBRN Response Enterprise consists of a wide array of Title 10 forces within control of U.S. Northern Command USNORTHCOM and numerous Title 32 formations generated by the National Guard. The dedicated response force consists of over 18,000 service members. This expansive enterprise is costly to maintain and service members dedicated to CBRN response units are generally unavailable to the services for overseas deployment purposes. In coming times of increased fiscal restraint and reduced force levels, the Department of Defense DOD should consider reducing the size and scope of this enterprise. To properly resize the enterprise, a realistic assessment of the CBRN risk to the Homeland must be considered, and the improved capability of the civil response enterprise must be recognized.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE