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Subject: ANNEX H TO OPLAN 416 E 003 NBC                                  

Box  ID: BX000419

Document Number:         22

Folder Title: OPERATIONS PLANNING  416TH ENGINEERS OPLAN 003 JAN 91                                           

Folder Seq #:          5

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organzation: CENTCOM     


          ANNEX H (NBC) TO OPLAN 416 E-003

          References: 416th ENCOM FSOP
                       Fmls   3-7t3-8,3-100
          Time zone used throughout the plan:   ZULU
          1. (U) SXTUATION:

             a. (U) Enemy: Annex B (Intelligence)
                 (1). Of Iraq Is expected to employ chemical weapons to gain
          a tactical advantage and to degrade morale. Multiple delivery
          systems are available and all locations in the 70A are vulnerable.
          Available agents Include Mustard (H), Dusty Mustard and Nerve
          agents (G series and possibly V series).
                 (2) . Ml Iraq may mix chemical warfare (CW) with
          conventional fires; more than one chemical agent may be used at the
          same time.

                 (3). @ There are three known types of (CW) tactics Iraq
          has used:

                      (a). @ Assault Breaker: Tactic used while retreating
          from advancing forces.
                      (b).,e Front Lino Disruptive: Employ chemical
          munitions during prepatory fires. Non-persistent agents are
                      (C). @ Rear Area Disruptive: C2 roads, troop
          assemblies, and rear support areas. Intent is to cause maximum
          confusion, prevent resupply and reinforcement and reduce morale.

                 (4). (U) The protective mask provides full protection
          against all chemicallbiological hazards. U.S MOPP suits provide
          soldiers protection from conventional (liquid/vapor) chemical
          agents. Dusty agents, however, may penetrate U.S MOPP suits.
          Penetration can be reduced by donning a poncho over the MOPP suit.
          Medical data indicates this practice should not increase heat
          casualties under expected weather conditions. Bodily areas most
          susceptible to dusty agents are the neck and head area of exposed
of the MOPP suit.

                 (5). (U) Dusty agents are z2on-persistent. Detection will be
          difficult but the chemical agent monitor (CAM), M-256 detector kit,
          and the mass spectrometer on the Fox NBC reconnaisance system are
          capable of detecting Dusty Mustard. Units can decontaminate
          themselves from Dusty Mustard utilizing organic equipment (i.e.
          M258 skin decon kit, STB etc.)

            b. Friendly: Annex A (Task Organizations)

                 (1). (U) Host nation forces have a limited ability to defend
          against NBC attacks. Host nation forces may require support to
          conduct operations in an NBC environment.
                 (2). @ost nation civilian population does not have the
          capablity to defend against NBC attacks.

                                          H-1       UNCLASSIFIED
                     ON: 05 AUG 96
                     RY-.SFR ARMY FDAMHI I INDFR.SFR 3 4 FO I PgfiB

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Subject = ANNEX H TO OPLAN 416 E 003 NBC
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Document Date =
Scan Date = 25-JUL-1996
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 = 16-AUG-1996