By Dr. Doug Rokke, Ph.D., Major (retired) United States Army Reserve, Former Director U.S. Army Depleted Uranium Project. Published on 1 April 2004.
Abstract: Retired Major Doug Rokke, Ph.D. (USAR, retired), who was an Army health physicist during the Gulf war and was then responsible for trying to 'clean up' radiologically contaminated US equipment (RCE's) there, has been calling on the military to follow its own regulations. He and Damacio Lopez continue to make this call.
This document delineates actions as a result of combat and non-combat situations. Prescribes guidance for conducting surveys and decontamination of Army fielded radioactive commodities. Prescribes guidance for handling foreign equipment that may be contaminated. Describes the functions of the Army Contaminated Equipment Retrograde Team.
Released on 27 September 2002.
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Memorandum for commanders, medcom major subordinate commands, released on 29 April 2004.
Read the full text: DU MEDMGMT OTSG.pdf
This new regulation establishes formal Army policy and procedures for handling equipment that has been determined to be contaminated with depleted uranium or radioactive commodities. Delineates actions as a result of combat and non-combat situations. Prescribes guidance for handling foreign equipment that may be contaminated. Establishes the Army Contaminated Equipment Retrograde Team.
Published on 16 September 2002.
Abstract: Volumetric weapons include thermobaric and fuel-air explosives (FAE). Both thermobaric and FAE operate on similar technical principles. In the case of FAE, when a shell or projectile containing a fuel in the form of gas, liquid or dustexplodes, the fuel or dust like material is introduced into the air to form acloud. This cloud is then detonated to create a shock wave of extended duration that produces overpressure and expands in all directions. In a thermobaric weapon, the fuel consists of a monopropellant and energetic particles.
Potential Biological Weapons Threats (Source U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases)
By Mark G. Kortepeter and Gerald W. Parker, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA.
Published on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 5, No. 4, July-August 1999
Abstract: The BLU-118/B nomenclature was first reported on 21 December 2001, and this weapon is clearly unrelated to the BLU-118 500 lb. napalm canister used during the Vietnam war.
Eitzen, Edward M. “Use of Biological Weapons.” Chapter 20, pp. 437-450.
Iin Sidell, Frederick. et al (eds.) Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare, Part I. The Textbook of Military Medicine. Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute, 1997.