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PREVENTING THE NEXT CBRN ATTACK

If Rogue Regimes Can do it, Terrorists can Too While rogue regimes such as Syria and North Korea have used chemical and biological weapons as a deterrent against anti-government movements from within and amassed stockpiles of CBRNs to threaten neighboring states, terrorists have also sought ways of attaining weapons of

ISLAMIC TERRORISTS MOUNT DEADLY ATTACK ON CONGO TOWN

Media sources reported that on September 22, 2018, members of the Islamic terrorist group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), operating in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo attacked the town of Beni in the Kivu region, leaving at least 12 people dead. The group has been staging attacks from

STABBING SPARKS PROTESTS IN GERMANY

The stabbing death of a 35-year-old man in the German town of Chemnitz on Sunday, August 26th led to violent anti-immigration protests organized by far-right groups. After false reports surfaced that the murdered man had been defending a woman from Middle East refugees, right wing leaders took to social media calling

DISPUTED ELECTIONS LEAD TO RIOTING IN CAMEROON

On Oct. 27th, Cameroon police arrested dozens of protestors demonstrating against the re-election of incumbent president Paul Biya. The rally was attended by hundreds of locals calling for Biya’s 36-year reign to come to an end. Previous years have seen an upsurge in anti-government sentiment with the current regime often

SOMALIA HIT BY SUICIDE BOMBINGS

Islamist militants take responsibility On Saturday, Oct. 13th, 2018,  al-Shabaab terrorists carried out a twin suicide bombing in the heart of the Somalian city of Baidoa claiming the lives of at least 22 civilians and wounding more than 30 others. The first blast took place at a popular restaurant, with

EOD – FIND NEXT ONE

Today, the threat of explosive ordnance devices has become widespread, causing an immense challenge to Law Enforcement, Military and Bomb Disposal Units tasked with protecting civilians and swiftly disposing of national security threats with a minimal risk to human life. Over the years TAR has delivered EOD projects across the

ANOTHER INDONESIAN TSUNAMI RAISES PREPAREDNESS QUESTIONS

Another major tsunami braced the coastal areas of Java and Sumatra islands, part of the Indonesian archipelago, on Dec. 23, bringing with it mass destruction, power stoppages, and up to 430 casualties. This horrific tragedy capped a year of earthquakes and tsunamis in the island nation. Adding insult to injury,

HLS NEEDS TO ADAPT TO GROWING THREATS OR ELSE…

We recently had an opportunity to sit down with one of the leading cyber security experts in the world and former head of the National Cyber Security Authority of a Western state. He discussed a number of issues currently broached within the global security establishment. Here are some of the

HUMANITARIAN MINE DETECTION & CLEARING

Landmines remain a threat to countries long after a war ends, killing innocent civilians and making land unusable sometimes for decades since a de-mining program can be both lengthy and expensive. The UN estimates that it will take over 1,100 years to clear all the mines buried across the globe.

CBRN DETECTION AND PROTECTION

Global Risk Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents have become leading weapons in the hands of terrorists and oppressive regimes trying to sabotage other nations. Greater urbanization makes this a much more significant threat with terrorists constantly eyeing opportunities to set off a “dirty bomb” in the middle of a

ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT EVENT?

Disaster Preparedness o    Detection capabilities o    Response capacity o    Do you have contingency plans in effect? o    Do you require mitigation planning assistance? o    Do you have a modern system in place? Disasters know no borders. Differences in goals, technologies used and approaches often complicate communication between the different authorities,