Odierno: Budget cuts contribute to U.S. readiness issues

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While a smaller Army must still be prepared for unknown contingencies, sequester issues on top of previous budget cuts are impacting military readiness, Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno said on Tuesday.
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U.S. clarifies U.N. speculation about rebel chemical weapon use

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. State Department Acting Deputy Spokesperson Patrick Ventrell clarified statements on Monday that were recently made by the United Nations about the possibility that the Syrian opposition used chemical weapons.
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Carter: Defense industry shares interests with DoD

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ash Carter
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U.N. Investigation team has "no conclusive findings" on chemical weapon use in Syria

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An independent United Nations panel said on Monday that it has found "no conclusive findings" of chemical weapon use in Syria, although a final statement must be made June 3.
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DoD releases report on Chinese military modernization

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense released a report on Monday that describes China's military modernization and the Chinese army's interaction with other forces, including interactions with the U.S.
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Libya completes destruction of sulfur mustard agent in Ruwagha

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced on Monday that Libya completed the destruction of sulfur mustard agent that was stored in bulk in a depot in Ruwagha.
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Troops receive refresher course in CBRN training

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team and 1st Calvary Division received a refresher lesson on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training on May 1.
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Rasmussen warns Europe against defense budget cuts

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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Kerry: U.S. and Russia working together on Syria

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Kerry
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Obama: National emergency with respect to Syria will continue

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Barack Obama
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Obama: North Korea must stop threats

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Barack Obama
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President Obama comments on decision to support Syria

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

President Barack Obama said during a White House press conference on Wednesday that the U.S. has both a moral obligation and national security interest to support the region in preparing for a post-Assad regime.
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Obama and Park share concern about North Korea's nuclear program

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Barack Obama
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ECBC provides sample analysis for remediation effort of Alabama arsenal

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center announced on Tuesday that it would support a long-term remediation effort at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama with near real-time monitoring capabilities.
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Rapid Threat Assessment program seeks to minimize CBRN damage

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced on Wednesday that it is starting a five-year program called Rapid Threat Assessment.
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Odierno says army is adapting to respond to a wide range of potential scenarios

Thursday, May 9, 2013 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ray T. Odierno
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Bank of China cuts ties with North Korean bank

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 1:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bank of China ended its ties with a North Korean bank on Tuesday, a step that represents part of a recent U.N. Security Council resolution, a State Department spokesperson said on Wednesday.
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Carney: U.S. trying to meet moral obligation in Syria

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 1:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jay Carney
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Battelle wins contract for demilitarization of Kentucky plant

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle announced on Wednesday that it was recently awarded a $76 million contract to support the ongoing systemization activities at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant in Richmond, Kentucky.
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UNODA staff visits Luanda to support Angola's accession to CWC and BWC

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Staff from the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs visited Angola officials in Luanda in April to discuss their accession into the Biological Weapons Convention and Chemical Weapons Convention.
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