The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) 2016 Annual Report to Congress provides an assessment of the DoD’s overall readiness to fight in a chemical and biological (CB) warfare environment. The DoD faces CB threats that are complex, diverse, and pose enduring risks to the Joint Force and Homeland. The variety, origin, and severity of these threats continues to grow while resources shrink. The DoD protects U.S. Forces against weaponized CB agents and emerging threats using an integrated, layered defense and a riskinformed approach. In order to strike a balance between risk and resources, the DoD integrates capabilities to the maximum extent.
Source: DoD. Read the full report here.