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Chemical-biological attack : Achilles heel of the Air Expeditionary Force

Author: Byron C Hepburn; USAF Counterproliferation Center.
Publisher: Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : USAF Counterproliferation Center, Air University, [1999]
Series: Counterproliferation papers., Future warfare series ;, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abstract: The very nature of the design of the Air Expeditionary Force (minimal redundancy in personnel and equipment and supported over extended distances by airlift) makes it particularly vulnerable to an asymmetric attack by chemical or biological weapons. "This paper calls for an objective and ongoing analysis of the threat and appropriate organizational response, through the creation of an Air Expeditionary  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Hepburn, Byron C.
Chemical-biological attack
iv, 50 p.
(OCoLC)269341498
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Byron C Hepburn; USAF Counterproliferation Center.
OCLC Number: 43251130
Notes: "September 1999."
Description: iv, 48 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Abstract --
Introduction --
The chemical-biological weapons threat --
The Air Expeditionary Force --
USAF response: the Air Expeditionary Force Chemical-Biological Threat Team --
Conclusion --
Recommendations.
Series Title: Counterproliferation papers., Future warfare series ;, no. 4.
Responsibility: by Byron C. Hepburn.

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Abstract: The very nature of the design of the Air Expeditionary Force (minimal redundancy in personnel and equipment and supported over extended distances by airlift) makes it particularly vulnerable to an asymmetric attack by chemical or biological weapons. "This paper calls for an objective and ongoing analysis of the threat and appropriate organizational response, through the creation of an Air Expeditionary Force Chemical Biological Threat Team. This multifunctional group would evaluate how the expeditionary forces are planned, organized, trained and equipped to deal with the chemical-biological threat."

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