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[   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] COMMENTS ON CINCCENT INTELLIGENCE 
SUMMARY 

Filename:0507br.91
DTG: 120525Z JAN 91


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



SUBJ: [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] COMMENTS ON CINCCENT 
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY 
REFERENCE: A. CINCCENT DTG 072330Z JAN 91, 
B. CINCUSNAVEUR DTG 091810Z JAN 91 
1. THESE COMMENTS PERTAIN TO ITEMS IN [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   
].  SUBSEQUENTLY TRANSMITTED IN THE CINCUSNAVEUR MESSAGE 
REFERENCED ABOVE. 
2. IRAQI DOCTRINE FOR THE USE OF BW IS [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   
], BUT [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ] TO DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY FROM 
CW DOCTRINE. BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (BW) AGENTS HAVE MUCH GREATER 
VIRULENCE THAN CW AGENTS; THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM IN BW 
DELIVERY IS DISSEMINATION OVER A WIDE AREA. AMMUNITION WITH A HIGH 
RATIO OF EXPLOSIVE COMPONENT IS NOT DESIRABLE FOR BW DISSEMINATION 
SINCE AN EXPLOSION CAN INJURE THE INFECTIOUS ORGANISMS, AND 
CONTRIBUTES TO POOR PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION. BECAUSE OF THESE 
TECHNICAL FACTORS, BW AGENTS ARE BEST DISSEMINATED USING AN 
AEROSOL GENERATOR. OTHER WEAPONS SUCH AS MISSILES ARE SUITABLE, IF 
THE BW AGENT IS INCORPORATED INTO SUBMUNITIONS WHICH CAN SPREAD 
OVER A WIDE AREA AND SPRAY AGENT AFTER IMPACT.
3. IT IS DIFFICULT TO TARGET SPECIFIC FACILITIES
WITH BW WEAPONS DUE TO THE WIDE AREAS LIKELY TO COVERED. IT IS
MORE LIKELY BW WOULD BE USED AS A TRUE AREA WEAPON, COVERING
HUNDREDS OR EVEN THOUSANDS OF SQUARE KILOMETERS. FOR SUCH
EMPLOYMENT, BW WOULD MOST LIKELY BE USED CLANDESTINELY PRIOR TO
HOSTILITIES, OR POSSIBLY USED IN A TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST
POPULATION CENTERS.
4. [   (b)(1) sec 1.3(a)(4)   ].
5. POC IS [   (b)(2)   ][   (b)(6)   ]

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



 

 



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