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The Iran Nuclear Deal Without The United States

Three months ago, on the two-year anniversary of the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Trump reluctantly certified that Iran is complying with the international nuclear agreement that prevents Iran from attaining an atomic weapon. But...


Mass decontamination drill unfolding in Denver metro

The latest preparedness drill to unfold in the Denver metro is focusing on decontamination and treatment of victims in a mass chemical attack. Hospitals and first responders will be focused on both honing their...


Security flashpoints – October/November 2017

Jane’s identifies countries likely to face increased threats to their security in the month ahead. Austria: Election aftermath The conservative Austrian People’s Party’s victory in the 15 October poll increases the likelihood of the...


North Korea bargains with nuclear diplomacy

Key Points Despite continuing progress, North Korea’s ICBMs are still under development and its nuclear deterrent still lacks credibility. Provocations are therefore part of a bargaining strategy to improve Pyongyang’s positioning in any future...


Syrian SAM engages Israeli aircraft over Lebanon

A Syrian surface-to-air missile (SAM) system engaged Israeli aircraft in Lebanese airspace on 16 October, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). “Earlier today, an anti-aircraft missile was launched from Syria towards IDF aircraft...


AMRDEC to assess Thales induction rocket technology

The US Army’s Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) is to evaluate Thales’ induction rocket system technology under a six-month US Foreign Technology Assessment Support (FTAS) contract, signed in early October....


NATO Nuclear Exercise Underway With Czech and Polish Participation

Image: https://www.facebook.com/lowapproach/posts/1468961693225121. Hat tip: Roel Stynen. By Hans M. Kristensen NATO reportedly has quietly started its annual Steadfast Noon nuclear strike exercise in Europe. This is the exercise that practices NATO’s nuclear strike mission...


Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others. The deadliest attack hit a police training...


‘Kastell Pro’ Plate Carrier Launched

Personal survival and protection equipment specialists, BCB International Ltd, have unveiled their ‘Kastell Pro’ quick release plate carrier vest for Police and SWAT teams. Made from high quality materials, this innovative vest is equipped...


Anti-corruption blogger killed by huge bomb in Malta

Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that stunned the small Mediterranean island. Caruana Galizia, 53, ran...


Senate confirms top Pentagon policy shop official

The US Senate on 17 confirmed David Trachtenberg in a 79-17 vote to become the next deputy undersecretary of defence for policy. Trachtenberg most recently headed Shortwaver Consulting and was a senior advisor at...


Accelerating autonomy in MCM

NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation is exploring novel technologies and techniques applicable to the next generation of collaborative, autonomous mine countermeasures capabilities. Richard Scott reports Based in La Spezia on Italy’s Ligurian...

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