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Bomb-proof WALLPAPER could save lives

MAIL ONLINE – Bomb blasts can send lethal debris flying and cause building to collapse from the shockwave. But the US Army has come up with a super strong wallpaper that could shelter soldiers...

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IBC Threat Assessment May 2015

This month’s Threat Assessment includes: UN Security Council resolution in the making on attribution mechanism for chlorine barrel bomb attacks in Syria Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in US reaches historical record Four...

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Japan Defense Race- What Does It Mean For CBRN?

After the Second World War, the U.S. hoped that Japan would not rise again militarily. Consequently, Japan declared the permanent denouncement of a military force in Article 9 of the Constitution in 1947. When...

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Middle East conflict spills into cyberspace

Key Points Many actors in the Middle East are able to launch cyber attacks outside the region and will continue to enhance their cyber capabilities The bulk of cyber attacks from the Middle East...

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USDA Awards Contract for Aflatoxin Tests to Charm Sciences

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) has awarded a five year contract to Charm Sciences to monitor aflatoxins in grains. GIPSA FGIS...

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Antibacterial Treatment for Plague Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration earlier this month approved Avelox (moxifloxacin) to treat patients with plague, a rare and potentially fatal bacterial infection. The agency approval for plague includes use of the drug...

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Week in DC: Events

May 26, 2015 Europe and the Iran Nuclear Deal Date: May 26, 10:00 am Location: Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower, Washington DC The Atlantic Council’s Iran Task Force invites...

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Pandora Report 5.24.15

Two quick updates before we get into the weekly wrap-up. First, the Early Registration Deadline for the Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security professional education course at the GMU Arlington Campus has been extended to...

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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – May 24, 2015

Public health preparedness in the developing world | Construction to finally begin on National Bio and Agro-Defense lab | Special operators are using rapid DNA readers | WHO leader outlines changes in response to...

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Proliferation talks fail over Mideast nuke plan

United Nations, United States (AFP) May 22, 2015 – Nuclear non-proliferation talks ended without agreement on Friday after the United States, Canada and Britain opposed a plan to set up a nuclear weapons-free zone...

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Peace activists live-stream press conference from N. Korea

Seoul (AFP) May 23, 2015 – A group of international women peace activists broadcast a landmark press conference from North Korea on Saturday, using Twitter’s new video live-streaming app Periscope, apparently with official approval....

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Obama sells Iran deal directly to US Jews

Washington (AFP) May 22, 2015 – Amid a bitter public fight with Israel’s government, President Barack Obama on Friday donned a yarmulke and pitched his nuclear deal with Iran and the case for a...

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