Marines response force preps for disaster — just in case

Monday - 12/19/2011, 8:01pm EST

Cpt. Tim Maloney, React Company commander, Marine Corps' Chemical Biological Incident Response Team

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A major terrorist attack in Washington DC may be an ugly thought.

But the Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force and the Washington, D.C., Fire Department are doing more than just thinking about it — they're preparing for it.

Captain Tim Maloney, the React Company commander for the Marines Corps' Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about the preparation efforts — just in case.

Maloney discussed the exercise, which took place at Nationals Park in Southeast Washington.