Army Chemical Review

SUMMER 2013

Army Chemical Review presents professional information about Chemical Corps functions related to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, smoke, flame, and civil support operations.

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y Support Iraqi radiological cleanup efforts at the Al Tuwaitha Nuclear Center, reducing hazards and enhancing cooperation between the Ministr y of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Environment. y Develop Iraqi response and consequence management capabilities, and incorporate the U.S. Agency for International Development into plans whenever possible. focus on elimination, international compliance requirements, and the level of interagency involvement (see Figure 3, page 32). Aside from cooperative threat reduction activities in the former Soviet Union, the U.S. effort in Iraq may be the most signifcant combating WMD effort that the United States has undertaken in recent history. Once Iraq became a member of the CWC and, therefore, responsible for eliminating its own chemical weapons remnants, several Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons member countries volunteered to help provide long-term elimination assistance. The fusion cell identifed the development of an elimination and consequence management response capability in Iraq as a priority effort to facilitate the withdrawal of troops. Iraq's chemical weapons elimination capability was benefcial in supporting several combating WMD mission areas and in improving Iraqi self-suffciency. The combating WMD building partner capacity efforts in Iraq are unique in the history of the United States due to the The building partner capacity lessons learned for CWC and combating WMD capabilities in Iraq should be studied to y Obtain doctrine support from the USACBRNS to refne Iraqi chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) school training plans; and train the Chemical Defense Company for CWC requirements and CBRNE response missions. y Man, train, and equip the Chemical Defense Company; and validate the capability to execute CWC requirements before the departure of U.S. combat troops. Figure 2. Security cooperation/partnership organizations Summer 2013 31

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