Army Chemical Review

SUMMER 2013

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Due to the complexity and challenges of executing interagency combating WMD plans, the U.S. government should evaluate the consolidation of combating WMD activities and the incorporation of intelligence collaboration to increase effectiveness.12 Now that the U.S. military has departed from Iraq, a team from the U.S. Embassy should assess CWC and combating WMD progress and adjust building partner capacity priorities and tasks to sustain and enhance combating WMD and counterterrorism progress across various lines of effort.13 Endnotes: 1 Quadrennial Defense Review Report, Department of Defense, February 2010, , accessed on 3 May 2013. 2 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, , accessed on 3 May 2013. 3 Chad Menegay, "Iraqi Army Chemical Defense Regiment Proves Capable," 26 January 2011, , accessed on 3 May 2013. Unclassifed key points from a National Ground Intelligence Center report (entitled "Overview of Chemical Munitions Found in Iraq Since May 2004") to Congress, 21 June 2006, , accessed on 3 May 2013. 4 5 Jonathan B. Tucker, "Iraq Faces Major Challenges in Destroying Its Legacy Chemical Weapons," James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, 17 March 2010, , accessed on 3 May 2013. 6 Michael Luhan, "Iraq Designates National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention," Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, 16 February 2009, , accessed on 3 May 2013. 7 Michael Luhan, "Iraq Joins the Chemical Weapons Convention," Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, 14 January 2009, , accessed on 3 May 2013. 8 National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 13 February 2006. 9 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, adopted by the United Nations Security Council at its 4,956th meeting, 28 April 2004, , accessed on 3 May 2013. 11 Menegay, January 2011. 12 Brian Findlay et al., "Beyond Boundaries in the Middle East: Leveraging Nonproliferation Assistance to Address Security/Development Needs With Resolution 1540," the Stimson Center and the Stanley Foundation, 2008, , accessed on 7 May 2013. 13 National Security Strategy, May 2010, , accessed on 7 May 2013. References: "Detailed Preliminary Assessment of Chemical Weapons Finding: Iraq's Chemical Warfare Program–Annex F," Central Intelligence Agency, 23 April 2007, , accessed on 7 May 2013. "Iraq Survey Group Final Report," GlobalSecurity.org, 30 September 2004, , accessed on 7 May 2013. Joint Publication (JP) 3-40, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction, 10 June 2009. Ewen MacAskill, "U.S. Fears New Stage in Insurgency After Chemical Blasts," theguardian, 22 February 2007, , accessed on 7 May 2013. Rene Pita, "Assessing al-Qaeda's Chemical Threat," International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2007, pp. 480–511. Claude Salhani, "Iraq Wars: Trouble in the Garden of Eden," United Press International, Washington, 23 February 2007, , accessed on 7 May 2013. Stephen Smith, "Chemicals Signal Change of Tactics In Iraq," CBS News, 11 September 2007, , accessed on 7 May 2013. Angus Stickler, "Al Qaeda in Iraq Seize Saddam's Chemical Weapons," The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 14 October 2010, , accessed on 7 May 2013. Lieutenant Colonel Kyburz is a WMD operations offcer on the Joint Staff. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering management from the U.S. Military Academy–West Point, New York, and master's degrees in strategic intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University), Washington, D.C., and in business administration from Indiana University. 10 "2011 Posture Statement," U.S. Central Command, March 2011. Summer 2013 33

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