Decontamination Operations in a Mass Casualty Scenario

Snyder, Michael L.; Sobieski, Thomas J.
October 2008
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Autumn2008, Issue 51, p57
The article discusses the readiness of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct decontamination operations for mass casualty scenario of a bioterrorism. It notes that the DOD has the capability to provide decontamination in support of civilian authorities. With its capability, the DOD requires an understanding of the circumstances of the doctrinal differences between battlefield removal operations and defense support to civilian authorities (DSCA).


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