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Pentagon Threat Reduction Advisory Committee to Meet

The Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC) will meet Monday, August 26 at the Pentagon to conduct SECRET and higher-level discussions and deliberations on the continued viability […] More...


MDAA Alert – Termination

From Missile Defence Advocacy Alliance Website: “First, we will prioritize the defense of the American people above all else. Our review calls for 20 new ground based interceptors at Fort Greely, Alaska and new...


South Korea to increase radiation testing of Japanese food

(Reuters) – South Korea said on Wednesday it will double the radiation testing of some Japanese food exports due to potential contamination from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. South Korea has stepped up demands...


In Remembrance of Ambassador Roland Timerbaev

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of a giant in the field of nonproliferation diplomacy. …read more From:: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies


ARA win $240m DTRA Contract

Applied Research Associates has won a potential 10-year, $240M contract to provide operational support tools to aid the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in countering risks from weapons of mass destruction. The cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract...


Blast targets police near Northern Ireland border

(Reuters) – A device exploded in Northern Ireland near the border with Ireland early on Monday in what police said was an attempt to kill officers looking into an earlier incident. No group immediately...


Bomb kills 63 at wedding in Kabul

(BBC) – Burials are taking place in the Afghan capital, Kabul after a bomb exploded at a wedding hall killing 63 people and wounding more than 180. The Islamic State (IS) group said it...


USN calls EASR development “critical” for FFG(X)

The successful development and integration of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) will be vital for future operations of the US Navy (USN) proposed guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in...


India hints at change in nuclear weapons doctrine

India’s defence minister has suggested that Delhi could change its nuclear no-first-use (NNFU) doctrine for employing its strategic weapons. “India remains firmly committed to the doctrine of NNFU, but what happens in [the] future...


Iraq takes security measures following mysterious blasts

(Associated Press) – Iraq on Thursday banned unauthorized flights and ordered all military camps and munitions warehouses to be moved outside Iraqi cities following a massive explosion at a munitions depot southwest of Baghdad...


Pandora Report: 8.16.2019

Pandemic Bonds – Designed to Fail Ebola Is the World Bank’s funding approach to outbreak response hurting the DRC during their fight against Ebola? Olga Jones discusses how the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF)...

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