CBRNe Medical Countermeasures 2001 to Date – A Reflection

Bates, David ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5440-6039 (2023) CBRNe Medical Countermeasures 2001 to Date – A Reflection. CBNW Magazine .

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David Bates addresses how actors can counter an adversary’s desired effects through information manoeuvre, as well as traditional defensive methods by exploiting previous experience and learning alongside professional education and training.

The somatic and psychological effects of Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) agents are well characterised and documented as are their modes of deployment and use (Bland, 2013). NATO troops are well versed in deploying defensive measures to counter their effects across the mission spectrum from warfighting to hybrid operations including violent extremism, propaganda and deception (NATO, 2023). CBRN and its newer sibling high energy explosives (e) are deliberately deployed by adversaries to create disorienting dilemmas in a government, entity, population or community and they are most effective against unprepared groups.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: CBNW Magazine
Publisher: NCT Consultants
Departments: Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Additional Information: Colonel David Bates has completed over 42 years’ service in the British Army initially as a nurse specialist in burns trauma, but more recently focusing on force health protection in general and CBRNe in particular. Now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cumbria, UK, he teaches and lectures globally on disaster response and humanitarian action.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2023 12:06
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 12:15
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7286


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