What is the Psychophysiological Response to the use of Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Equipment with Military Tasks?

Research Paper Title Psychophysiological response to the use of nuclear, biological and chemical equipment with military tasks. Background The current military training requires the development and optimization of different strategies to improve performance in extreme conditions as well as the possible risk of suffering attacks with chemical and/ or radioactive substances. It turns out mandatory… Read More

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Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

Background The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is an annual event held 30 November each year as a “tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons,… Read More

Learning period…

“They’ll be no learning period with nuclear weapons. Make one mistake an you’re going to destroy nations.” Robert McNamara (1916 to 2009) Robert Strange McNamara was the US Secretary of Defence from 1961 to 1968 who revamped Pentagon operations and who played a major role in the nation’s military involvement in the Vietnam War.

Forensic Investigation of Incidents Involving a Chemical Agent

Research Paper Title Forensic investigation of incidents involving chemical threat agent: Presentation of the operating procedure developed in Belgium for a field-exercise. Background The GIFT CBRN project (Generic Integrated Forensic Toolbox for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents), funded under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, has been set up to find solutions… Read More

Nuclear: 200,000 Bombs & 30 Countries…

“But then I would remember what Weinmann-Smith told me: there is at least enough nuclear material in the world to make 200,000 bombs, and the International Atomic Energy Agency speculates that 30 countries have the capability to do so.” (Whyte, 2018, p.13). Reference Whyte, C. (2018) Huntig Potential Nuclear Bombs. New Scientist. 04 August 2018,… Read More

Wunderwaffen: The X-Ray Bomb

The US Department of Defense (DOD) wants to build an X-ray bomb which could knock out chemical and biological weapon sites without spreading hazardous material over a wide area, as is the risk with the explosives currently used. Although high temperature incendiary warheads have been developed that should neutralise any chemical and biological weapons hit, there is still a risk that… Read More

What is the Chemical Biological Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) Team?

The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Delivery Team, part of the ISTAR Operating Centre, procures, supports and maintains a CBRN Protection capability for the three  Services, as specified by Head of Special Projects and CBRN Capability and in close coordination with Dstl Porton Down. This covers chemical, biological and radiological detection, identification, decontamination and respiratory protection.… Read More