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Marine Corps brings emergency medicine to the battlefield

MARINE TIMES – As the Marine Corps reorients toward crisis response missions in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, the service’s Futures Directorate is developing technology that will ensure serious casualties receive life-saving care within...

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Bombings in Nigeria kill at least 50

ALJAZEERA AMERICA – Bomb blasts killed at least 50 people on Saturday in Maiduguri, in Nigeria‘s northeast, in the worst attacks there since armed fighters tried to seize the city in two major assaults...

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JBADS: Hot Air Destroys BioThreats on Military Equipment

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – A recent U.S. military Joint Capability Technology Demonstration on a C-130 cargo aircraft at Orlando International Airport, Florida, showed how hot, humid air can decontaminate large pieces of equipment from biological...

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Week in DC: Events

March 9, 2015 Ukraine: Public Opinion Amid War Date: March 9, 11:00am Location: United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC The survey of 2,000 Ukrainians, led by political psychologist Dr....

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JBADS: Hot Air Destroys BioThreats on Military Equipment

A recent U.S. military Joint Capability Technology Demonstration on a C-130 cargo aircraft at Orlando International Airport, Florida, showed how hot, humid air can decontaminate large pieces of equipment from biological agents. The Air...

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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – Mar 8, 2015

Internal audit slams DHS for canceling technology to fight bio-threats | Astute clinicians: The best defense against bioterrorism | Is the military prepared to combat antimicrobial resistance? | FDA panel endorses WHO picks for...

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Pandora Report 3.8.15

This whole “spring forward” thing is the worst, right? We won’t get that hour of sleep back until November! No matter, we must press on. This week we’ve stories about engineering TB-resistant Cows, McDonald’s...

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IED attack destroys power station in Egypt’s Al-Sharqiyah

A LOCAL power station was destroyed in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack by unidentified militants in the city of Al-Sharqiyah in Egypt’s Al-Sharqiyah governorate on 6 March, MENA reported. No casualties were reported....

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Nuclear Weapons and European Security

Video Lecture with Dr. Bruno Tertrais and Dr. Nikolai Sokov on February 24, 2015. The post Nuclear Weapons and European Security appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read more From:: James...

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NIAID Seeks Biodefense Priority Pathogen Therapeutics

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking information regarding efforts to develop therapeutic products that demonstrate activity for the treatment of diseases on the NIAID Category A, B and C...

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Counter-IED specialists to train Peshmerga

BRITISH ARMY – Army trainers are heading to Northern Iraq, along with 1,000 bomb detectors. The specialists drawn from across the Army, will be based in the Kurdish capital Erbil. Continue Reading …read more...

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Ready for anything: Marines train for CBRN response

DEFENCE VIDEO AND IMAGERY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM – Approximately 20 Marines with 2nd Marine Logistics Group participated in the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination course on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 2-6. Continue Reading …read...

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Russia Orders Surprise Test of Central Nuclear Base

NEWSWEEK – The Russian armed forces’ strategic missile command (RVSN) have ordered a snap inspection of the state of the nuclear arsenal in one of the country’s central military bases near the city of...

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First Antey-2500 to be delivered to Egypt in 2016

Russia has started the “practical implementation” of a contract for the supply of Antey-2500 (also known as the S-300VM) surface-to-air missile systems to Egypt, the Interfax-AVN news agency reported on 5 March. “Deliveries of...

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