Foreign, explosive chemical or biological ammunition, after being rendered safe, is forwarded through
technical intelligence channels to the general chemical laboratory for extraction of samples of the agent
filling. The assistance of EOD personnel in the movement, examination, and evacuation of explosive
ordnance is mandatory. Extracted chemical agent samples are analyzed by the chemical laboratory
and extracted biological agent samples are forwarded to a medical laboratory for identification.
Unidentifiable items and those required by higher authority should be recovered whenever possible,
even at considerable risk. Recovery of components or fragments of such items may be equally
important. Recovery is invaluable to technical intelligence and to CONUS based research elements in
the development of disposal methods and tools.
Guidelines which apply to the recovery and evacuation of explosive ordnance are:
New or unknown types of foreign explosive ordnance recovered by EOD personnel must be
turned over to technical intelligence units for disposition. The security classification of the items
and their components will not be lower than SECRET.
Foreign nuclear weapons or components, including sabotage devices, are evacuated through
technical intelligence channels. The security classification of such items will not be lower than
SECRET RESTRICTED DATA.
Security and technical escorts are required to provide safety control for shipments of NBC
hazardous items of explosive ordnance. Within the field army, technical intelligence personnel
will coordinate with appropriate staffs to establish the need and arrange for technical escorts.
For shipments to CONUS, the theater intelligence officer determines the need and arranges for
Collection of technical intelligence data will entail dismantling the ordnance and stripping fuzes
and other dangerous components for analysis and evaluation. These operations will be
performed only by experienced EOD personnel. Dismantling and stripping are conducted only
in response to a specific requirement for such action which has been placed through technical
intelligence or EOD staffs.