Chemical and Biological Defense: DoD Should Clarify Expectations for Medical Readiness, Statement of Nancy Kingsbury, Managing Director, Applied Research and Methods, Testimony before the Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans' Affairs, and International Relations, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives [open pdf - 53KB]
"As the war on terrorism proceeds at home and abroad, the need for attention to these matters has become more urgent. My testimony today is based on our report on DOD's preparations for medical support for chemical and biological casualties. In the report, which is being released today, we responded to your request that we determine how DOD had adapted its medical personnel to emerging chemical and biological threats. Specifically, we looked at how DOD and the services had addressed chemical and biological threats in the distribution of medical personnel across specialties. We also looked at the extent of training for medical personnel in the treatment of chemical and biological casualties."