Accession Number : ADA289516

Title :   Plans for Nonstockpile Chemical Warfare Material Can be Improved.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA289516

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This GAO report analyzes the Department of the Army's disposal program for chemical ordnance, materiel, and facilities that are not specifically included in the U.S. stockpile of unitary chemical weapons. These items are referred to as nonstockpile chemical warfare materiel and consist of binary chemical weapons, miscellaneous chemical warfare materiel, recovered chemical weapons, former chemical weapon production facilities, and buried chemical warfare materiel. The Army Chemical Demilitarization and Remediation Activity is responsible for the destruction of certain chemical warfare agents which will bring the U.S. into compliance with the Chemical Weapons Convention. The Army is currently engaged in this process, but certain unknown factors including cost analysis have so far prevented its full implementation.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PLANNING, *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, WEAPONS, CONGRESS, MATERIEL, LESSONS LEARNED, PRODUCTION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, ARMY FACILITIES, REPORTS, TREATIES, CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, DEMILITARIZATION, STORAGE, DISPOSAL, UNITED NATIONS, ARMY OPERATIONS, STOCKPILES, INTERNATIONAL LAW, BINARY CHEMICAL AGENTS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE