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SUBJECT: SURGEON GENERAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS GUIDANCE ON CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAM 7 January 1991 MEMORANDUM FOR SGE SG In Turn SUBJECT: Public Affairs Guidance on Chemical and Biological Defense Program - INFORMATION MEMORANDUM On Friday, we received the attached SECDEF message containing the official PA guidance on chemical-biological warfare (CBW) defense program applicable to Operation Desert Shield. OASD/Public Affairs is the lead agency for fielding media queries on the subject. Given General Miller's schedule of public appearances this week, however, it might be wise for him to be prepared for questions. His response to questions within the framework of a MAJCOM/SG conference need not be avoided. In fact, they would be consistent with the command/internal Information program discussed in this message. The message at Tab 1 stresses four integrated components of our CBW program: - Detection devices - - Individual protective gear - Individual and unit training - Comprehensive medical preventive measures and cures and treatment In addition, It contains a series of questions and answers which should come in handy as a review. Don't believe that any specific action on our part warranted . as a result of this guidance, but it may be worthwhile for General Miller to review Tab 1 on the plane to San Antonio. Very respectfully [(B)(1)] DAVID J. BAKER, Colonel, USAF, MSC Chief, Congressional & Public Affairs Office of the Surgeon General 1 Tab SECDEF Msg 282304Z Dec 90 cc: SG2 (General Sanders) NOTE: ATTACHED MESSAGE IS NOT OCR READABLE, SEE IMAGE FILE.
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