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The DoD has significant capabilities and expertise already in place at the

operational and tactical levels to address WMD threats.

Supporting Discussion

As shown in the chapter three capabilities review, DoD maintains considerable

capabilities at both the tactical and operational level. At the tactical level, DoD can bring

to bear WMD-CSTs, the TEU, the CBRRT, the CBIRF, a number of analytical labs, and

any one of a variety of NBC defense units specializing in areas such as biological

detection, NBC reconnaissance, and decontamination. At the operational level DoD can

employ organizations such as the JTF-CS, the DTRA, or the Army’s SBCCOM to

address the WMD threat. Each of these organizations can provide a great deal of WMD

related knowledge, technical expertise, and command and control assets.

Conclusion Five

There is no standing organization at the strategic level charged with

comprehensively integrating all of DoD’s WMD related assets in a common direction.

Supporting Discussion

As the chapter three capability review indicated, there are several DoD

organizations responsible for WMD on the strategic level. The ASD-CS, while operating

on the strategic level, is basically a civilian oversight, policy making office. It is not

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