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By Erik Goepner Promoting democracy, particularly in Muslim-majority countries, has been a cornerstone of America’s war on terror since the early days after 9/11. To many Americans, including our policy makers, democracy is virtually...


New Nuclear Notebook: Russian Nuclear Forces 2015

By Hans M. Kristensen Russian nuclear weapons have received a lot of attention lately. Russian officials casually throw around direct or thinly veiled nuclear threats (here, here and here). And U.S. defense hawks rail...


908 scores a win

908 Devices announce that Massachusetts’ Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Division will be first customer of M908 …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)


Hospital Preparedness, PHEP Cooperative Agreements

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response is now accepting applications for the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreements. This award...


Polio Vaccination with Microneedle Patches

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization. The...


‘Nanobodies’ for Detecting and Destroying Norovirus

Infection with highly contagious noroviruses, while not usually fatal, can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient. “Additionally,...


Would we really go nuclear to protect Estonia?

THE TELEGRAPH – The date is already forgotten, but its significance may return to haunt us. On March 29, 2004, Britain promised to fight for Estonia just as surely as we would defend the...


Bomb Blast In Government-Held Kharkiv, Ukraine

RADIO FREE EUROPE RADIO LIBERTY – Authorities say a bomb exploded in the center of the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on April 21. It was the latest in a series of bombings in...


Raytheon picked to provide Poland with Patriot

Poland announced on 21 April it would begin negotiations with the US government for the purchase of Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defence System. The decision to buy Patriot had been expected for several...


US military option ‘old habit that dies hard’: Iran FM

Tehran (AFP) April 18, 2015 – Iran’s foreign minister dismissed Saturday the threat of a US military strike against Tehran’s nuclear sites, describing such warnings as an “old habit that dies hard” given ongoing...


Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Islamabad (AFP) April 15, 2015 – Pakistan on Wednesday test-fired a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the military said. The Ghauri Ballistic Missile has a range of 1,300 kilometres (807 miles)...


No breakthrough in UN nuclear watchdog’s Iran talks

Vienna (AFP) April 16, 2015 – Important talks between the UN atomic watchdog and Iran appeared Thursday to have failed to produce any breakthrough on a stalled probe into Tehran’s alleged past efforts to...

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