Summary of The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual

Everything You Need to Know to Protect Yourself and Your Family from the Growing Terrorist Threat

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The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual book summary
The danger of chemical, biological or nuclear terrorism has never been higher. Protect yourself the military way.


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getAbstract’s assigned writer prepared this recommendation on a lovely, though warm summer day, while butterflies fluttered over a stand of purple thistles. Until he read this book, it seemed like a peaceful scene. Then, it seemed full of threats and hidden perils. He wondered if his building is strong enough to protect against a nuclear attack. What will his family do if someone sprays anthrax spores from a crop duster? Is there a clear spot in the basement to store enough gas masks, and which ones? This book will make you paranoid, too. It says that the threat of an attack is real and growing. You could laugh that off, except that the police just busted an arms dealer for trying to bring missiles into the U.S., except that someone mailed anthrax to strangers, except that there used to be towers at the World Trade Center.’s recommendation - buy this book, read it, then decide whether it is better to prepare or to take your chances. Feeling lucky? At least go buy some flashlight batteries.

In this summary, you will learn

  • what you need to know to protect yourself against chemical, biological and nuclear attack as effectively as the U.S. armed forces protect themselves.


The Threat is Real
The terrorist attackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, killing thousands, were only the advance guard. Other terrorists continue to seek weapons and opportunities to use them against the civilian population of the United States. Most...
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About the Author

Captain Dick Couch, U.S. Navy (retired), is a former Navy SEAL, combat veteran and CIA case officer. He is the author of The Warrior Elite. He is also a novelist, fly fisherman, skier and resident of central Idaho.

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