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Subject: NUCLEAR BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL DEFENSE                         

Unit: VII CORPS   

Parent  Organization: ARCENT      

Box ID: BX000229

Folder Seq #:         18

Document Number:         55







                                                   UNCLASSIFIED

           ANNEX K   (NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND CHEMICAL DEFENSE) TO 1AD (US)
           OPORD 65-91M


           (9) References: Basic Plan.


           (U) Time Zone Used Throughout the Plan: CHARLIE.

           (U) Task Organization: ANNEX A (TASK ORGANIZATION).

           1. (U) SITUATION.


              A. (U) Enemy Forces: ANNEX C (INTELLIGENCE).

                   (1)       Iraq is expected to employ chemical/biological
           weapons to degrade -Friendly combat power; disrupt C3, aviation,
           artillery and supply/maintenance operations. Delivery systems
           include aircraft, artillery, rocket, and missile. Available chemical
           warfare (CW) agents include Mustard (H), Dusty Mustard, and Nerve
           Agents (G series and possibly V series). Biological agents include
           Anthrax and Botulism toxin.


                  (2) -(S) Iraq will mix CW with conventional fires and is
           known to use more than one chemical agent simultaneously. Iraq has
           used three known types of CW tactics in the past:

                        (a) (S) Assault Breaker. Iraq uses this tactic while
           retreating from advancing forces. The intent is to disrupt an enemy
           attack by forcing attackers to withdraw or fight in full protective
           gear.

                        (b) (9) Front Line Disruptive. Iraq employs chemical
           munitions during preparatory fires against forward C2 nodes,
           counterbattery, and tank firing positions. Nonpersistent agents are
           used so as not to interrupt the tempo of Iraqi offensive operations.

                        (c) (S) Rear Area Disruptive. Iraq employs
           semi-persistent and persistent chemical agents against rear area C2
           nodes, troop assembly, and supply/maintenance areas. The intent is
           to cause maximum confusion and prevent resupply or reinforcement of
s.

               B. (U) Friendly Forces: ANNEX A (TASK ORGANIZATION).

                   (1)       Multinational Coalition Forces (MCFS) have a
           limited capability to protect themselves against NBC attacks. If
           enemy NBC attacks occur, MCFs may request US NBC defensive equipment
           to sustain combat operations.

                   (2) 4S) MCFs do not have the capability to employ chemical
           weapons to support combat operations.

               C. (U) Attachments and Detachments: ANNEX A (TASK
           ORGANIZATION).
                           DECLASSIFIED ON 5 Jul 19r SECARMY (DAMH) UP SEC 3.4 EO 12958



                                            SEERET- UNCLASSIFIED

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File Room = jun96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-24
Box ID = BX000229
Unit = VII CORPS
Parent Organization = ARCENT
Folder Title = INCOMING DESERT SHIELD NOVEMBER
Folder Seq # = 18
Subject = NUCLEAR BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL DEFENSE
Document Seq # = 8
Document Date =
Scan Date =
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 19-JUL-1996