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WHO Names Disease Caused by New Coronavirus: COVID-19

WHO locks down a naming convention for the disease caused by novel coronaviruses. As for the virus itself (2019-nCoV), the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has proposed designating this novel coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2....


Six killed in suicide bombing in Kabul

(Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed six people near a military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the interior ministry said. The bombing took place near the government-run defense university, the Marshal Fahim Military...


Telerob Launches New Generation Telemax EVO EOD Robot

Ostfildern, February 2020. Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH presented the successor to the proven telemax at the beginning of the year: the telemax EVO. Like its big brother tEODor EVO, the telemax EVO offers...


Trump’s Pentagon budget bolsters nuclear weapons

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s $740.5 billion defense budget request sent to Congress on Monday includes more money for nuclear weapons and contains the Pentagon’s largest research and development budget in 70 years,...


IntelWatch January/February 2020

Japanese MoD concerned about North Korea’s growing military capabilities Japanese Ministry of Defence (MoD) officials have expressed concerns about North Korea’s increasing military capabilities, especially regarding the communist country’s development of weapons of mass...


Right-wing extremists aspire to CBRN weapons use

Key Points Right-wing extremists online regularly discuss the use of CBRN weapons in attacks as well as claiming a presence within sensitive institutions and positions in the military. During the past two decades, numerous...


Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

The 8th Annual Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium will provide a forum for members of the DoD, Federal Government, State and Local Government, Private Industry, Academia, and other relevant CBRN stakeholders to discuss...

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