VLSTRACK (Vapor, Liquid, and Solid Tracking Model) models the diffusion and transport of a CB agent
The Army Technical Escort Unit often is called upon to evaluate discovered devices or CB agent
By determining the quantity of CB agent
necessary to produce an effect threat and by understanding potential enemy doctrine and battlefield constraints, it may be possible to estimate the area and the number of targets that could be impacted by an emerging CB arsenal.
The costs of procuring additional protective ensembles and medical pre- and post-treatments for hundreds of thousands of DOD and other-than-U.S.-forces personnel will be immense (not to mention additional CB agent
detectors, decontaminants, and collective protection systems for every military base that perceives a terrorist CB threat).
The mask must fit properly to perform the intended mission and to protect the warfighter from the hazards associated with exposure to CB agents
, toxic industrial chemicals, and toxic industrial materials.
The JSF decontamination system is composed of an air beam shelter (with an incorporated CB containment liner structure) and an integrated decontaminant delivery system, providing hot air decontamination and biothermal decontamination capabilities for decontaminating CB agents
One tack the author takes to prove his point is noting that CB agents
are in many cases merely incapacitants and, therefore, "safer" than conventional weapons; i.e., less likely to result in serious collateral casualties.