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Pentagon Counter-IED Group Heads to Iraq as Attacks Surge

DEFENSE ONE – The Pentagon’s Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) is preparing to deploy members to Iraq where 145 roadside bomb attacks carried out by Islamic State militants killed more than 804 people and...

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NCT CBRNe USA – Call for Papers

IB Consultancy, in partnership with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is calling for papers to be presented at the Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) CBRNe USA 2015 conference....

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European nations begin maritime counter-mine research

Five European Defence Agency (EDA) countries, plus Norway, have begun research on a new generation of maritime counter-mine measures. The three-year project aims to define capabilities that can either be back-fitted onto existing vessels...

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Dutch open European C-IED facility

On 4 November the first counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IED) Joint Deployable Exploitation and Analysis Laboratory (JDEAL) was declared operational at the ‘Kamp Soesterberg’ barracks in the Netherlands. The facility was initiated and funded by...

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Russia exercises its strategic nuclear ‘triad’

Since 28 October Moscow has tested and exercised all three components of its nuclear arsenal, including the firing of submarine-launched and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (SLBMs and ICBMs) as well as extensive long-range strategic...

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Aegis BMD hits three targets in intercept trial

The US Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system notched three near-simultaneous target intercepts during a 6 November flight test. USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), configured with the Aegis Baseline (BL) 9.C1 (BMD 5.0...

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Characterization of Turkey Pox

By Jonathon Marioneaux This week we start a new series of articles about the diseases of birds. We will start with viruses and then progress to bacterial and fungal later in the month. In...

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Federal Contracts Roundup – Nov 6, 2014

The following roundup is based on recently awarded federal contracts or official notices of intent to issue an award. We selectively cover acquisition activities for laboratory, medical and CBRN equipment and services for insight...

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Russia Test-Fires Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Moscow (RIA Novosti) Nov 05, 2014 – The Russian Strategic Missile Forces test-fired on Saturday a Topol-M intercontinental ballistic missile from a launch site in northwestern Russia, the country’s Defense Ministry said. “The (MBR)...

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Obama has written to Iran supreme leader: report

Washington (AFP) Nov 06, 2014 – US President Barack Obama has secretly written to Iran’s supreme leader to discuss possible cooperation in the fight against Islamic militants providing there is a nuclear deal, a...

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New Republican Congress could counter Obama on Iran

Washington (AFP) Nov 05, 2014 – After the election drubbing suffered by his Democrats, President Barack Obama will face a Republican-controlled Congress critical of his foreign policy — and which could rebel against any...

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India votes against U.N. draft resolution on nuke pact

New Delhi (XNA) Nov 05, 2014 – India has voted against the provisions of draft resolutions calling for signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), ruling out the possibility of joining the treaty as...

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For flag-burning Iranians, US detente seems distant

Tehran (AFP) Nov 04, 2014 – Iran’s relationship with the United States could soon be redefined by a nuclear agreement, but at a protest Tuesday marking the storming in 1979 of the American embassy,...

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Treating Those Treating Ebola in Liberia

TheNewYorkTimes: A dedicated Ebola field hospital for health workers, is scheduled to open soon outside Monrovia, Liberia. …read more From:: Virtual Biosecurity Center

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Engineers develop material for better detectors

MedicalNewsToday: University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs. …read more...

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