Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear
Definition/Scope: (JP 3-07.2) Those chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear elements that pose or could pose a hazard to individuals. Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards include those created from accidental releases, toxic industrial materials (especially air and water poisons), biological pathogens, radioactive matter, and high-yield explosives. Also included are any hazards resulting from the deliberate employment of weapons of mass destruction during military operations. The Chemical Corps mission is to train Joint and International Service members; develops leaders; supports training in units, develops multi-service and Army doctrine; builds the future CBRN force; and is the Joint Combat Developer for the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Program. The Chemical Corps vision is a Corps and Army capable now of countering the entire range of CBRN threats and effects to protect our Nation, operating seamlessly with military and civilian partners, while conducting simultaneous operations from civil support to war.
Narrower Terms:biological agent