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Originally published by Daily Mail The world faces a dangerous proliferation of deadly chemical weapons following the Salisbury poisonings, the Defence Secretary has warned. Three years after the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal using novichok nerve agent, Ben Wallace said it was clear Russia remained an ‘adversary’ of the UK and represented […]
Originally published by Business Insider During the Cold War, military planners wanted nuclear weapons they could use without sparking an all-out nuclear war. That led to the development of tactical nuclear weapons for use against military or military-related targets. Teams of Army Green Berets were trained to carry those nukes to their targets, which they […]
Originally published by CBRNe World The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking scientific and technical experts in chemical risk assessment and socioeconomic analysis to join its new multidisciplinary REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool (RISEP). The EU REACH Regulation has been brought into UK law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. REACH (Registration, Evaluation, […]
Originally published by Business Insider In late February 1943, nine commandos set out of daring raid against the Germans in the Norwegian wilderness. Their mission, to destroy a plant producing heavy water, would fulfill one of the Allies’ most important goals: Prevent the Nazis from building an atomic bomb. At 8:00 p.m. on February 27, […]
Originally published by Mirage Specialists from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Member States in Asia developed advanced chemical safety and security skills during a training course today. The online workshop was convened by the OPCW and Qatar’s National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW). NCPW’s Acting Chairman, Lieutenant Colonel Staff […]
Originally published by ICT Violent non-state actors (VNSA) continue to weaponize Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear materials (CBRN). Rising to infamy with al-Qaeda, the development of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) is a significant objective for VNSA. Al-Qaeda looked to achieve this capability through state sponsorship, due to inability to advance unassisted. Similarly, the Aum […]