Part of our value-added professional format series, the Flame, Riot Control Agents (RCA) and Herbicide Operations Field Manual (FM 3-11) describes the doctrine, tactics, and techniques for employing flame weapons, riot control agents (RCA), and herbicides during peacetime and combat. It is intended primarily for use by chemical personnel at all echelons in planning the employment of flame and non-lethal materials (RCAs and herbicides).
Only the President may authorize the following: Use of RCAs in war, including defensive military modes. However, advance authority to use RCAs for protection or recovery of nuclear weapons has been delegated to the Secretary of the Defense. Wartime use of herbicides, including installation vegetation control. The Secretary of Defense may authorize the following: Use of RCAs or herbicides in peacetime. Use of RCAs in wartime for the protection or recovery of nuclear weapons. CINCs and the Chiefs of Services may authorize: The use of RCAs in peacetime on US installations for riot control, installation security, civil disturbance operations, and non-combatant emergency evacuation operations. The US-controlled portions of foreign installations are considered US installations. The movement and storage of RCAs and herbicides, as necessary, to support requirements, provided US control is maintained. The off-base use of RCAs in peacetime for the protection or recovery of nuclear weapons under the same situations as authorized for the use of lethal force. The use of herbicides in peacetime within and, when authorized by the host country government, around US bases for control of vegetation. The use of chemical aerosol-irritant projectors by military law enforcement personnel during peacetime for the performance of law enforcement activities in the following areas: On-base and off-base in the US and its territories and possessions. On-base and off-base overseas in those countries where such use is specifically authorized by the host country government.
As a bonus, this reproduction includes FM-1, The Army Field Manual, a capstone manual containing the vision for the Army - sold separately for $5.99. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower. The most important of these are the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine. All Soldiers should understand and internalize them. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Army's place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier.
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