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				[declassified 17 nov 95   ]

STATUS OF ACTION VIEW

Action Number:           1050
Subgroup:
Combined Action Number: 01050
Originator:              J3
Subject:                 BIOLOGICAL
                         DEFENSE MEASURES
Action Agency:           J3
Coordinating Agency:
Action Assigned Day:     03
Action Assigned Hour:    0000
Action Assigned Month: DEC
Action Assigned Year:    90
Suspense Day:            03
Suspense Hour:           0000
Suspense Month:          DEC
Suspense Year:           90
Available Field:
Keyword Field:
Implementer:             INFO PAPER
Implementer Day:         11
Implementer Hour:        0000
Implementer Month:       DEC
Implementer Year:        90
Classification:          
Remarks:                 MEMO TO SUPPORT A TANK BRIEF ON 						bioLOGI-
                         CAL DEFENSE MEASURES
                         READ BY J31,J33
                         CLOSED
~-                      CA3
   ~ENT DATE:            12/11/90
~ E OF DAY:              15:12
CREATION ID:             CA3
CREATION DATE:           12/11/90
CREATION TIME:           09:50











			[Declassified 17 Nov 95]

WORKING PAPER
DESTROY WHEN NO LONGER NEEDED

                                   3 December 1990

INFORMATION PAPER
Subject: Biological Defense Measures (BDM) 

   Key Points

Attended a meeting at J-5 on Biologlcal Defense
Measures (BDM) where J-5 requested Service inputs to assist in presenting a tank brief update to JCS.

--J-5 is looking for Service ongoing programs that might apply to the BW defense [  EXEMPTION 1.3 (A)(1) ] Target date/time for response is 4 Dec/lOOOL.

Situation as originally briefed (i.e. contact with spores
in unprotected, unvaccinated state results in fatality) not
altogether accurate.

--Breakthroughs: Antibiotics administered after exposure, but before symptoms occur can be effective up to 85-90%.

--Detection of toxins becomes key issue and reason for Service request for inputs from J-5. UK has developed detectors.

--[EXEMPTION 1.3(A)(3)] will vaccinate their forces in the near future; this action will impact US position.

-- US still limited in vaccine/ sera for 137,000 personnel.

[EXEMPTION 1.3(A)(3)] promise to tell us before use, but not consult on use.

Tank update brief depends on inputs from Services.

-- Tank may be as early as Wednesday (5 Dec) or as late as Friday (7 Dec).

Prepared by:                 [     EXEMPTION               
							(B)(6)           ]
                             Joint Operations Division, J-3
                             [  EXEMPTION (B)(6)   ]
                             C4/CAT2/450

Attachment
    TAB A     FRIDAY TANK BRIEF 30 NOV 1990
    TAB B     SATURDAY VICE CHIEF OF THE ARMY BRIEF, SAME SUBJ.
    TAB C     J-5 BD MEASURES PACKAGE

INTERNAL STAFF PAPER                Classified by Director, J-3
RELEASE COVERED BY                  Declassify on OADR
JCS MOP 39
Copy to [     EXEMPTION (B)(6)               ]



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