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Current and future CBRN terrorist threats

Current and future CBRN terrorist threats

  What is this about? In the field of CBRN, it is common to distinguish “Weapons of Mass Destruction” (WMD) as nuclear weapons and “Weapons of Mass Disorganization“. The latter, although responsible for very significant physical and psychological injuries, have devastating social and economic disruption consequences that are not comparable in intensity to those of…

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Novichok nerve agents. A BCRNe threat

Novichok nerve agents. A BCRNe threat

Among the chemical weapons in the field of NRBCE, we generally distinguish vesicants (mustard, lewisite), hemotoxics (hydrocyanic acid, cyanogen chloride) and organophosphorus neurotoxics (Tabun, Sarin, Soman). To the latter are added the VX and VR versions more toxic than previous. On the other hand, little is known about novichoks, whose toxicity is still greater than that…

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From BCN  to BCRNE

From BCN to BCRNE

Called the BCN threat – Bacteriological or Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, – during the Cold War, we now call it the BCRNE threat –  Biological, Chemical, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosive. Beyond the change of acronym, it is also a paradigm shift that has been achieved: the state threats “mass destruction weapons” have been replaced by the terrorist threats…

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Salmonella

Salmonella

Recent events regarding the contamination of infant milk with a strain of Salmonella in France, lead us to ask ourselves the question of the use of such bacteria for malicious purposes in the field of BCRNe for example. The Facts On 1 December 2017 an outbreak of Salmonella Agona in children was identified.  By 11…

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How did Reinhard Heydrich die? An event related to BCRNe ?

How did Reinhard Heydrich die? An event related to BCRNe ?

The man Born in 1904, Reinhard Heydrich, a direct assistant to Heinrich Himmler, was born in 1904. He took part in the “Reichstag fire”(1933) and was one of the craftsmen of the “Night of the Long Knives”(1934). Later, he participated in the framing of violence against Jews during the Crystal Night in 1938. He is…

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Ricin: War and Terrorism Toxin (BCRNe)

Ricin: War and Terrorism Toxin (BCRNe)

Several recent scientific articles mention ricin again. Perhaps it is useful to remember its main characteristics and its place in the field of the CBRNE threat.   Definitions Among CBRN weapons, it is classic to distinguish between chemical and biological weapons. Chemical agents are gaseous, liquid or solid substances that can be used for their…

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