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terrorism.”23 As a result, SBCCOM, functioning as the lead DoD agency, provides

WMD response expertise and training to 120 of America’s cities.

TEU

The U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit (TEU) has the mission to “provide

worldwide, no-notice capability to conduct field sampling, identification and verification;

monitoring, recovery, decontamination, escort and mitigation of hazards associated with

chemical and biological materiels in compliance with international, federal, state, and

local laws.”24 It is a battalion size organization comprised of military and civilian WMD

and Emergency Ordnance Disposal (EOD) experts. TEU operates at the tactical level in

support of strategic and operational objectives. It has executed its Title 10 missions for

the Army since the beginnings of America’s chemical stockpile. Its basic operational

element is its Chemical-Biological Response Teams (CBRT) which generally consist of

12 WMD/EOD experts and their equipment. CBRTs can be deployed from any one of

three locations across the US. Their capabilities include providing technical escort of CB

agent materiel and munitions; rendering safe and/or disposal of weaponized CB

munitions and materiel; as well as conducting technical intelligence exploitation of

foreign CB munitions and materiel. TEU is an Army unit headquartered at Edgewood

Area, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. It is subordinate to SBCCOM and the Army

Materiel Command. The TEU effectively provides the Army with a rapid response (4

hours) capability to “detect, decontaminate (neutralize), contain (package), dismantle

(render safe), and dispose of (transport and escort)” WMD related materials.25 The TEU

often trains with other WMD response units within DoD and with various governmental

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