ABSTRACT

Bugs, Gas, and Joint Maritime Operations--Are We Immune?   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Historical and technological data are used to analyze the effects of chemical warfare on joint naval operations throughout the continuum of peace, conflict and war. A judgement is made that the evolution of our National military Strategy from a global to a regional focus, combined with the proliferation of chemical and biological (CB) weapons among regional powers will pose an increased risk to naval -forces. Chemical employment philosophy is presented to show the effect of CB warfare on a wide range of naval missions, including presence, coalitions, and operational strategy. The conclusion is made that blue water forces in the brown water role are not immune, and must retain the initiative by training for chemical environments in regional contingencies."

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1992-06-19
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