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Russia renewing its space-based early warning system

Russia is developing a new unified space system to detect ballistic missile launches, with creating the new system being a “key direction” of Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent, Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu stated...

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2015 a Make-or-Break Year for Nuclear Disarmament

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reads a statement to the media after visiting Ground Zero of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in April 2010. He urged all the leaders of the world, particularly nuclear weapon states,...

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Analysis: Bat Influenza Viruses and the Risk to Humans

GlobalBiodefense: Characterization of Uncultivable Bat Influenza Virus Using a Replicative Synthetic Virus. A study published on October 2nd in PLOS Pathogens addresses the question of whether or not bat flu exists based on detailed...

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Newly Vigilant, U.S. Will Screen Fliers for Ebola

NewYorkTimes: Federal health officials will require temperature checks for the first time at five major American airports for people arriving from the three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus. …read...

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The Manifestos of the Islamic State: Part I

By Eric Goepner The Islamic State’s recently released Flames of War is a sleek, 55-minute video that has led some to draw Hollywood comparisons. Watching the film, observing its production quality, and use of...

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DoD Medical Countermeasures Find Use in Ebola Outbreak

DOD NEWS – The Defense Department is better prepared to help with the West Africa Ebola outbreak because it has accelerated aspects of its medical countermeasures program established to protect troops from biological warfare...

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Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath

Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has...

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Satellite imagery shows Parchin explosion aftermath

Satellite imagery indicates that there was an explosion at Iran’s Parchin military research, development, and production facility on 5 October, raising fears about safety precautions at a site where nuclear weapons research allegedly has...

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Week in DC: Events

October 8, 2014 NATO in the Face of a Rising Russia Date: October 8, 2:00pm Location: Center on Global Interests, 1050 Connecticut Ave NW, 10th Floor, Washington DC As a result of the Ukraine...

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U.S. to Begin Ebola Screenings at 5 Airports

NEW YORK TIMES – Federal officials said Wednesday that they would begin temperature screenings of passengers arriving from West Africa at five American airports, beginning with Kennedy International in New York as early as...

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Israeli smart multi-sensor counters IEDs

DEFENSE UPDATE – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing a advanced Counter IED and Mine Suite (CIMS) designed to protect route clearance and lead elements spearheading combat manoeuvre forces operating in areas challenged by...

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A Strange Explosion Reported at a Secretive Iranian Site

THE ATLANTIC – In a little-noted news item ahead of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly late last month, Israel accused Iran ofconducting nuclear implosion tests at its controversial...

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Treaty troubles – The state of US-Russia arms control

Key Points The viability of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a cornerstone of US-Russia arms control for more than 25 years, has been called into question by US allegations in July of Russian...

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