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IIR 6 824 0009 94/TECHNICAL PROCEDURES USED TO 

Filename:68240009.94
CDSN = LGX517   MCN = 93291/09784   TOR = 932911147 
PTTCZYUW RUEKJCS7488 2911144-    --RUEALGX. 
ZNY 
P 181144Z OCT 93 
FM DIA WASHINGTON DC 
INFO RUEADWD/OCSA WASHINGTON DC 
RUENAAA/CNO WASHINGTON DC 
RUEAHQA/CSAF WASHINGTON DC 
RUEACMC/CMC WASHINGTON DC 
RHFPAAA/UTAIS RAMSTEIN AB GE//IN-CMO// 
RHDLCNE/CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
[   (b)(2)   ]
RUETIAQ/MPC FT GEORGE G MEADE MD 
RUWSMXI/AMC INTEL CEN SCOTT AFB IL//IN// 
RUQYSDG/FOSIF ROTA SP 
RUEOFAA/COMJSOC FT BRAGG NC//J2// 
RULKQAN/MARCORINTACT DET QUANTICO VA 
[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
RUEALGX/SAFE 
P 181043Z OCT 93 
FM [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
TO RUEKJCS/DIA WASHDC PRIORITY 
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC//EEY/EUR-PM// 
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC//USDP:SEE// 
[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
RUEKJCS/JOINTSTAFF WASHDC//J-5/PMA// 
RUFGAID/USEUCOM AIDES VAIHINGEN GE 
RUEOAYB/FSTC INTEL OPS CHARLOTTESVILLE VA//AIFICA// 
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SERIAL:  (U) IIR 6 824 0009 94. 
 
COUNTRY:  (U) CZECH REPUBLIC (EZ). 
 
SUBJ:  IIR 6 824 0009 94/TECHNICAL PROCEDURES USED TO 
DETECT CHEMICAL AGENT DURING DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM 
(U) 
 
WARNING:  (U) THIS IS AN INFORMATION REPORT, NOT 
FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE.  [   (b)(2)   ]

 
/-------------------------------------------------- 
                 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
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)------------------------------------------- 
 
DOI:  (U) 910117-910830. 
 
REQS:  (U) [   (b)(2)   ]
 
SORCE:  A- [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]

         B- [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]

         C- [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]

 
SUMMARY:  DETECTION OF NERVE AGENT DURING DESERT 
STORM WAS ACCOMPLISHED USING A BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUE, 
WHILE DETERMINATION OF MUSTARD AGENT DEPENDED ON WET 
CHEMICAL QUALITATIVE ANNLYTICAL PROCEDURES.  ENCLOSURE. 
 
TEXT:  1.  DETECTION OF NERVE AGENT ON THE 19TH OF 
JANUARY, 1991 OCCURRED AT THREE SEPARATE LOCATIONS BY 
TWO SEPARATE CZECHOSLOVAK NBC DETACHMENTS.  THE FIRST 
CHEMICAL DETACHMENT DETECTED A G-TYPE AGENT WHILE ON 
CONVOY ABOUT 37 KILOMETERS NORTH WEST OF HAFR AL BATIN 
AND 40 KILOMETERS FROM THE IRAQI BORDER.  THIS UNIT 
DETECTED CHEMICAL AGENTS AT TWO SEPARATE LOCATIONS. 
THE SECOND NBC DETACHMENT WAS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 45 
KILOMETERS NORTH EAST OF HAFR L BATIN AND 40 
KILOMETERS FROM THE KUWAIT BORDER. 
 
2.   BOTH UNITS DETECTED THE INITIAL PRESENCE OF 
NERVE AGENT USING [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ] MONITOR/ALARM 
WHICH 
DETECTS ONLY ORGANOPHOSPHATE TYPE AGENTS.  


3.  FOLLOWING THE INITIAL ALARM BY THE [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4) 
   ], THE 
TROOPS DONNED THEIR PROTECTIVE GEAR AND MADE FOLLOW UP 
TESTS USING THE [      (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)    ]UNIT. 
WHILE THIS UNIT ALSO USED BCHE ENZYME INHIBITION FOR 
SUBSEQUENT IDENTIFICATION, THE UNIT IS SOMEWHAT MORE 
SENSITIVE DUE TO THE MEANS OF AIR SAMPLING. HOWEVER, 
BECAUSE THE BASIC CHEMISTRY IS IDENTICAL TO THE [      (b)(1) sec 
1.3(a)(4)    ] 
SYSTEM, THE SUBSEQUENT TEST CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AN 
INDEPENDENT CONFIRMATION OF THE ORIGINAL NERVE AGENT 
ALARM.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]
THAT THE SYSTEM COULD REGISTER A POSITIVE 
RESULT FOR ANY CHOLINESTERASE INHIBITING 
ORGANOPHOSPHATE COMPOUND, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE MANY 
AGRICULTURAL INSECTICIDES.  THERE WERE NO OTHER 
INDEPENDENT TESTS PERFORMED AT THE SITE OF THE 
DETECTION TO INDICATE THAT THE CHEMICAL DETECTED WAS IN 
FACT A NERVE AGENT.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]




 
4.  [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ]

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