Exercise to focus on nuclear terror scenario
FORT MONROE, Va. -- Here’s the scenario…A
seafaring vessel transporting a 10-kiloton nuclear warhead makes its
way into a port off the coast of Charleston, S.C. Terrorists aboard the
ship attempt to smuggle the warhead off the ship to detonate it. Is
this really a possibility?
Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) here is planning its next exercise on the premise that this crisis is indeed plausible.
Response 05 will take place this August on Fort Monroe and will be
carried out as an internal command post exercise. The exercise is
intended to train the JTF-CS staff to plan and execute Consequence
Management operations in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency
Region IV’s response to a nuclear detonation.