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North Korea conducts second missile test in six days

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 31 July; six days after the Northeast Asian country conducted a similar test launch....


Japan, US focus R&D on ‘new domains’

The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) is progressing plans to expand its military research and development (R&D) partnership with the United States in line with efforts to boost indigenous industrial capability and national security....


Latest Argon Training Insights newsletter available

The latest edition of the Argon CBRNe and HazMat Training Insights newsletter has been released. In this issue: training for CBRNe & HazMat incidents at mass public events; improving initial operational response to CBRNe...


Riskaware Announces HASP Suite License

ADS Member Riskaware Ltd is pleased to announce that the Hazard Assessment Simulation and Prediction (HASP) Suite, developed by the Defence Science Technology Laboratory, has been licensed to Riskaware by Ploughshare Innovations, a wholly...


Biodefense Headlines – 29 July 2019

A selection of news and research updates curated by Global Biodefense. POLICY + POLITICS Troublesome Ticks: Dispelling Bioweapon Rumors In the pursuit of understanding a complex and often frustrating disease, a book […] More...


Battelle Embarks on DARPA ECHO Program

Battelle has won an Associated Contractor Agreement for a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Epigenetic Characterization and Observation (ECHO) program. The aim is to build a field-deployable platform technology that quickly reads...


Pompeo says would ‘happily’ go to Tehran

Washington (AFP) July 26, 2019 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he would “happily” go to Tehran to address tensions between the two countries over US sanctions on the Gulf nation....


Iran Guards report clashes, deaths near western border

Tehran (AFP) July 26, 2019 – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they lost one soldier and killed a number of “anti-revolutionaries” in clashes Friday near the western border with Iraq. A Guards border patrol “encountered...


Pandora Report: 7.26.2019

Summer Workshop on Bioterrorism, Pandemics, and Global Health Security – A Recap “The spectrum of biological threats is often much wider than many realize. From the current Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic...

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