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Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and high-yield Explosives consequence management

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-41) The consequence management activities for all deliberate and inadvertent releases of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives that are undertaken when directed or authorized by the President. CBRNE CM, is normally managed at the national level (US or HN governments), with DOD providing support as directed. During combat operations, DOD leads the operational response in reaction to an incident involving US forces and allies. CBRNE CM includes those measures and methods of responding to CBRNE events to alleviate damage, loss of life, hardship or suffering caused by the incident, protect public health and safety, emergency restoration of essential government services and infrastructure, and provide emergency relief to governments, businesses, and individuals affected by the consequences of a CBRNE situation. The method of response will include use of standing contingency plans and procedures to determine what forces and capabilities are required and committed in support of requests for assistance.



Broader Terms:

CBRN operations
chemical and biological warfare
Defense Department
Joint Forces Commander
National Response Plan
National Security Strategy
radiological accident
radiological bomb

Narrower Terms:

biological agent
biological defense
biological hazard
biological warfare
chemical agent
chemical-biological agent
nuclear accident
nuclear bomb
nuclear fireball
nuclear warfare

Related Terms:

chemical agent monitor
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive
Department of Energy
weapons of mass destruction

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