This public-domain Department of Defense field manual, known as a battlebook, is designed "to address operational health concerns in environments where Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) threats exist. Potential NBC threats range from weapons of mass destruction to contamination of the battlefield by hazardous material. Medical personnel, in conjunction with chemical personnel, must be able to advise commanders on a wide range of issues including the health effects of NBC threats, protective clothing and measures, and management of NBC casualties. It is intended to provide a quick reference for decision making… for soldiers in the field or training for the field." This thorough text, illustrated with many tables and drawings, covers General Operational Aspects, Nuclear Weapons, Radiological Hazards, Biological, and Chemical. Every chapter presents superb details and unique information.