Feb
27

Lessons from Mosul on Evolving Tactics

Small Drones in Urban Combat In the prolonged battle for coalition forces to retake Mosul from the Islamic State, Iraqi forces and US Special Forces operatives are encountering evolving tactics that include drones customized for reconnaissance, situational awareness, and small-scale explosive attacks. According to CBS News,  the consumer-grade flying machines have been raining down explosives…
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Oct
10

Safer after Fifteen Years?

Steven Brill’s article in the September Atlantic Monthly “IS AMERICA ANY SAFER? Part V sent me back to my filing cabinet. Coverage of the Dirty Bomb took me back twenty-eight years to President Reagan’s 1988 Executive Order 12656. The end of the COLD WAR was met by most with joy and hope for a less…
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Jun
17

WATCH THIS DATE: 15 September, 2015

Labor Day will be behind us and it is back to school for many. There may be signs that the summer heat will be gone soon. We should have a better idea about who will win the respective primaries. We may know more about climate change and what will we do if ISSL continues to…
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Mar
13

New US Ebola Patient Reported

Just as we felt the Ebola Outbreak was well behind, we were reminded through two stories today: In the first, WHO reported the milestone of 10,000 dead from the outbreak and as seen in thr video below, USA Today announced a new case of Ebola in the United States:    

Nov
08

What is the AHA Doing about All Hazards?

In another example the lack of awareness and attention paid to All Hazards threats in the Healthcare industry, the 2015 Environmental Scan published by the American Hospital Association (AHA), in Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine, and Trustees Magazine, targeted to C-Suite executives and Board Directors, there was no mention of the triple threats of  more…
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Oct
26

Individual Rights or Public Safety?

It was bound to happen: After a few US Ebola cases, there would be calls for quarantine, something we warned of in our Aug. 19 post. A nurse returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa has been been quarantined on return to the US this Friday, although she appears to be asymptomatic and reportedly feels fine…
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