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10 June 2006

Avoiding contamination from CBRN weapons


Tactics, techniques and procedures that military forces should use to
avoid contamination from an attack involving chemical, biological,
radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons are set forth in a recent
military manual.

"The possibility that an adversary will use CBRN weapons against the
United States and its allies continues to increase daily," the
manual states.

"If these weapons are used, our forces must be ready to implement the
principles of CBRN defense [including] contamination avoidance,
protection, and decontamination."

"Executed at all levels and coupled with an effective retaliatory
response, these fundamentals will increase the likelihood of a US

See "Multiservice Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Chemical,
Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Contamination Avoidance," U.S.
Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force, February 2006 (13.5 MB

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