CBRN

By Frank Rando Italy continues to grapple with the toxic legacy of illegal waste management practices by notorious criminal groups, with devastating consequences for people and the environment. Frank Rando investigates. The Roman Empire once called the plains...
By Col. (Ret.) Zygmunt Dembek Col. (Ret.) Zygmunt Dembek discusses the recent increase in global measles cases and explains how the rise is related to COVID-19. Measles – also known as rubeola – is the most highly transmissible...

Biological Weapons: The Unseen WMD

By Andy Oppenheimer Russia, China, and North Korea are among the states known to possess research programs into offensive biological weapons, which are arguably more...

Combating Terrorism: Manned Unmanned Teaming 

By Alenko Ribić & Dario Finderle Alenko Ribić and Dario Finderle introduce DOK-ING’s MV-3 Hystrix system for counterterrorist operations. One of the definitions of terrorism is...

Chemical Security is a Global Responsibility

By INTERPOL The Chemical and Explosives Terrorism Prevention Unit at INTERPOL introduces the Global Congress on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats. With a steady increase in...

CBRN Defense is Back

By Col. Friedrich Aflenzer Project Officer for CBRN defense at the European Defence Agency, Col. Friedrich Aflenzer, discusses the Agency’s recent initiatives after CBRN defense...

Phantom Phosgene: A Mysterious Incident in Sweden

By Patrick Norén On Friday February 23, eight people were hospitalized and around 500 evacuated after workers at the headquarters of Sweden’s security service (Säpo)...

Diseases X, Y, Z: Are We Ready?

By Andy Oppenheimer In February of this year, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, issued a stark new warning about...

Supergum: Introducing the IM76 Mask 

By M. Lieutenant Eitan Sahar M. Lieutenant Eitan Sahar introduces Supergum and its new IM76 CBRN mask. Supergum is a prominent company that has been at...

We Are at an Inflection Point: We Must Act Now or Gamble with the Future

By BG (Ret.) William King Implementing both global collaboration for biodefense and pandemic preparedness and U.S. Department of Defense and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction...

VX Nerve Agent Incident: Lessons Learned, Best Practices, and the Challenges Ahead

By Dr. Raja Subramanian The 2017 VX nerve agent incident in Malaysia stands as a poignant demonstration of the catastrophic capability of asymmetrical chemical weapon...

Man Versus Bio-Bugs: The Challenges in MCMs

By Dr. Joy Calayo Professor of Microbiology and Public Health Dr. Joy Calayo discusses the use of medical countermeasures during COVID-19, arguing that a “nation’s...

Interview with Mr. Michael Bailey, Director of DEVCOM CBC 

By CBNW Magazine The Director of the U.S. Army Development Command’s Chemical Biological Center Mr. Michael Bailey discusses the Center’s main activities, priorities, challenges, and...

Deadly Dinners: Mushrooms, Botulism, and Salmonella 

By Andy Oppenheimer Andy Oppenheimer discusses recent cases of poisoning by mushrooms and the risk that foodborne toxins such as Clostridium botulinum and Salmonella could...

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