DEFENSE SUPPORT FOR CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR INCIDENTS ON FOREIGN TERRITORY
|Publication Date:||28 May 2015|
Purpose. This instruction provides guidance for assistance provided by U.S. military resources in support of U.S. Government (USG) objectives to prepare for and respond to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents that occur on or impact foreign territory.
a. This instruction is applicable to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Joint Staff, Services, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Defense Agencies, and Combatant Commands. Specifically, this instruction applies to the following:
(1) Department of Defense (DoD) operations in support of a Department of State (DoS)-led USG response to CBRN incidents that occur on foreign territory (Enclosure A).
(2) DoD activities in support of USG efforts intended to improve a foreign government's capability to manage the consequences of CBRN incidents on its territory (Enclosure A).
(3) DoD response to CBRN incidents on foreign territory where DoS does not have an established diplomatic presence and the Department of Defense has been designated by the President of the United States (POTUS) as the lead USG agency.
(4) DoD CBRN consequence management (CBRN CM) operations concurrent with military operations (references a, b, and c).
b. This instruction does not apply to the following:
(1) CBRN incidents on DoD installations and facilities overseas for which the Department of Defense retains primary CBRN CM responsibility. References d and e apply to CBRN incidents on DoD installations and facilities.
(2) Other DoD incident response operations that may occur prior to, concurrently with, or following DoD CBRN CM operations.
(3) Planning and conduct of CBRN CM operations within the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories. These territories are the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Navassa Island, American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Atoll.
(4) Preparedness or response activities associated with natural disasters and naturally occurring endemic or emerging infectious diseases. (Reference w applies to natural disasters, and reference x applies to naturally occurring endemic or emerging infectious diseases.)
(5) DoD or other USG response to the detonation of high-yield, improvised, or other explosive devices on foreign territory.
c. This instruction does not address requirements for reimbursement or authorize sources for funding. It does not relieve or negate this requirement under provisions of reference f.