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IBC Threat Assessment August 2015

This month's Threat Assessment includes: Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) established to determine perpetrator(s) of alleged chemical attacks in Syria but nothing is being done to...

Deployable Diseases, Detection and Diagnosis: Collaboration in Outbreak

"Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect." Ralph Waldo Emerson "I pass with relief from the...

The India-Pakistan Nuclear Arms Race

The 70th anniversary of the first and only use of nuclear weapons, when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city...

Explosive Threats in Serbia: Clearing the past for a better future

On March 24, 1999, NATO began a 78-day military intervention in the conflict in Kosovo without a UN Security Council resolution authorizing this action,...

CBRN Terrorism: Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Facing New ISIS Threat

The threat of terrorism from conventional weapons, such as tanks, assault rifles, etc. has been the typical method of terror for most terrorist groups....

IBC Threat Assessment July 2015

This month’s Threat Assessment includes: Drinking water supply of Kosovo capital Prishtina temporarily cut off due to alleged Daesh-linked poisoning plot No terrorist CBRN attack in...

CBRN Defence capabilities in US and Europe

The United States still considers that weapons of mass destruction (WMD) pose one of the gravest threats to the nation. The risk of possible...

Good Practice in Physical Security and Stockpile Management

Until recent years, practices around the world saw stockpiled weapons and ammunition being dealt with in a similar fashion, often addressing the subject with...

Requirements for Skin Decontaminants in CBRN Operations

Martin Weber, Holger Schulz Central Institute of the Bundeswehr Medical Service, Munich, Toxin Chemistry/Warfare Agent Analysis Laboratory Unit, Humboldtstr. 1, D-29633 Munster E-mail: martin1weber@bundeswehr.org 1. INTRODUCTION Many toxic...

IBC Threat Assessment June 2015

This month's IBC Threat Assessment includes: US government still opposed to initiating a no-fly zone in parts of Syria to stop (chlorine) barrel bomb attacks...