NATO condemns North Korea's weapon programs and rhetoric

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NATO foreign ministers recently condemned North Korea's recent actions, which involved further progression in its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs, in the strongest possible terms.
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PharmAthene creates rBChE bioscavenger to combat chemical weapons

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PharmAthene, Inc., a company that develops medical agents against biological and chemical threats, found a defense against sarin and tabun Wednesday, which are believed to be the chemical agents allegedly used recently in Syria.
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U.S. seeks progress on NPT action plan

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Thomas Countryman
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White House comments on North Korean missile movement

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. would not be surprised if North Korea conducted a missile launch because it would follow the country's pattern of behavior against its U.N. commitments, according to a briefing on Monday.
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Israeli Defense Force's Brun reviews Middle East issues at conference

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Itai Brun
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Third Review Conference of the CWC successfully adopts a final document

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention ended Friday, with a consensus on a final two-part document to carry out an "unequivocal agreement" against chemical weapons.
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Scientists discover new structure that could contribute to bioterror protection

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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U.S. in talks with China over denuclearized North Korea

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. is involved in high-level discussions with China in an effort to get North Korea to agree to denuclearization, according to a State Department press briefing on Tuesday.
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Marines undergo biohazard training

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The 26th Marine Expenditionary Unit, along with a sailor assigned to the Battalion Landing Team 3/2, underwent a level B hazardous material suit training on April 17.
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Hagel discusses Syria and U.S. commitments during Jordan visit

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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U.S. awaits investigation of Syrian chemical weapons use

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. will not confirm or deny the use of chemical munitions in Syria until an investigation is conducted, according to a State Department press briefing on Tuesday.
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Kerry signs joint action plan with Lithuania to stop nuclear trafficking

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Kerry
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Hagel and Al Saud reaffirm defense partnership

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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Dempsey visit seeks to strengthen potential U.S.-China partnership

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Martin E. Dempsey
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Kausner: Total government effort needed for U.S. security

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A total government approach with the State Department in the lead will be needed to address U.S. security cooperation challenges going forward, a high-ranking U.S. official said on Wednesday.
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U.S. comments on delayed South Korea nuclear agreement

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Patrick Ventrell, the acting deputy spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, downplayed the importance of a delayed nuclear deal with South Korea on Wednesday during a media briefing.
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Emergent BioSolutions to purchase a division of Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions announced on April 25 that it will purchase the Healthcare Protective Products Division of Bracco Diagnostics, Inc., for $26 million in an all-cash transaction.
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U.S. Army checking efficiency of decontamination testing

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction Business Unit of the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is testing biological microorganisms' ability to survive on military equipment treated with petroleum, oils and lubricants.
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Jenkins: Budget confirms NBAF a priority

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lynn Jenkins
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Ventrell: U.S. closely watching Syrian chemical weapon investigation

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Multiple divisions of the U.S. State Department are watching the chemical weapons accusations in Syria very closely, according to a press briefing on Wednesday.
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