Chemical and Biological Defense: Observations on Actions Taken to Protect Military Forces - GAO Report
|Date:||Oct. 20, 1999|
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Military research and development
DOD Anthrax Immunization Program
DOD Chemical and Biological Defense Program
DOD-Customs Service Counterproliferation Program
Problems during the Gulf War revealed that U.S. troops were poorly prepared for surviving and operating in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment. During the 1990s, GAO issued a host of reports and testimony on the ability of U.S. forces to survive and function on a contaminated battlefield. This testimony summarizes the findings of those reports and testimony and describes GAO's efforts to update the status of the Defense Department's actions.