Q4. What is the most effective way to remove
radioactive particles from the ship?
Q5. What is the most effective way to decontaminate
areas exposed to BW agents?
Q6. Decon stations are divided into what three areas?
In this chapter, you have learned about CBR
defense. During a major conflict, an enemy who uses
weapons of mass destruction will find a way to get these
weapons through our defenses. The U.S. Navy has spent
many years and a considerable amount of money
developing protective systems, equipment, and
measuring devices that are available to us today. These
systems give us the ability to defend ourselves and our
units against CBR attacks and the ability to continue as a
combat-capable force. These systems, devices, and
equipment will work if used properly and at the right
time. The continued training on procedures, techniques,
systems, and equipment will ensure the maximum
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
Weapons of mass destruction are weapons that
can be used to destroy large areas or kill and
disable large segments of a population.
A2. The most probable delivery method for chemical
or biological weapons is by aerosol.
A3. The two types of antipersonnel agents are
A4. The use of nerve agents produces symptoms that
are similar to heat stress, which is a more
Moist areas of the body are most affected by
A6. The first action you should take if exposed to a
blood agent, is to don (put on) a protective
True, cough suppressant and pain relievers
can be given to a victim of a choking agent.
REVIEW 2 ANSWERS
BW is the intentional use of (a) living
organisms, toxins, and microtoxins to disable
or destroy (b) people, domestic animals, crops,
A2. The disadvantage an enemy has when using BW
agents is that BW agents degrade rapidly when
exposed to environmental conditions such as
ultraviolet light, radiation, heat, dryness, or
A3. The symptoms of biological disease in its early
REVIEW 3 ANSWERS
A1. The four types of nuclear weapon explosion
a. High altitude blast
b. Air blast
c. Surface blast