In the artillery preparation, the North would attack ROK defenses in the corridors with a mix of
conventional high-explosive and non-persistent chemical strikes. North Korean 122mm and 240mm
multiple rocket launchers are particularly effective for delivering Hydrogen Cyanide and Sarin. The
CFC defenders will be forced into protective gear, hindering weapons sighting, maneuver, and
As defenses in the corridors are breached, fires will shift to deeper targets. Long range artillery such as
the 170mm Koksan Gun, and Frog-7 Rockets could place persistent Nerve and Blister Agents on C3,
logistics, and reserves. Contamination of key points along lateral and rear area lines of communication
will disrupt resupply and reinforcement. Persistent agents may be employed to protect the flank of
advancing North Korean Forces. North Korean Forces may establish a defense to consolidate gains,
await additional resources, or repel Combined Forces Command counterattacks. In the defense,
chemical mines may be emplaced in protective minefields. Artillery and air delivered persistent agents
would deny the Allied Forces the use of terrain, canalize Allied Forces into kill zones and disrupt the
momentum of the attack by forcing soldiers to take protective measures. For soldiers in protective
gear, unit performance is degraded.
We have seen that nations divert technology for legitimate development to NBC weapons programs.
Most of these programs are pursued in regions where balance of power, as understood in the
European sense, does not exist. When these weapons are used or threatened, regional conflicts
quickly escalate to international concern and vastly complicate efforts at crisis resolution.
As new missions point our forces toward the world's trouble spots, our capability to fight and win on the
NBC battlefield becomes increasingly important.