For the Professional in Government, Industry and Academia with an interest in Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense, Disarmament and Verification; Chemical and Biological Terrorism; Emergency and Disaster Medical Planning; Industrial Health and Safety; and Environmental Protection.

ASA 05-5, Issue No. 110, October 28, 2005

A Summary:

Third World Congress CBR and Terrorism

Dubrovnik, Croatia; 17-23 September 2005.
The CBMTS - Industry IV was without doubt the science and medical professionals’ meeting of the year. Our CBMTS professionals with their very important and timely presentations, provided us an insight into the most forward edge of requirements and technology across CBR&T science and medicine. Added to this was Dubrovnik, the most charming and beautiful of all the diamonds on the Adriatic.
From the Opening and Welcome by Assistant Minister of Defense and Director CBMTS-Industry IV, the Honorable Igor Pokaz, to the erudite and very important presentation of Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter, the Director General Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and to Major General David Poythress, The Adjudant General, State of Georgia Department of Defense and his presentation on where have we been and where we are going with the CBMTS series.

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Ed Note: Below is an edited chapter from The Search for Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction by Graham S. Pearson, published by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2005. © Graham S. Pearson, 2005.
In this extract from his account of the search for Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, Graham Pearson reveals the reasons why Saddam had no WMD stockpiles

Why Saddam had no WMD stockpiles

by Graham Pearson

In the run up to the start in March 2003 of the war in Iraq, there appeared to be little doubt in the US and the UK that Iraq possessed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. It was made equally clear in both countries after the war that a search was being mounted for these stockpiles. Now, over two and a half years later, there are no signs of any stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons and it is increasingly unlikely that any will be found. Why were there no stockpiles?

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CAPT. Joe Hughart, USPHS, senior CBMTS Executive Committee member, was not able to participate in CBMTS - Industry IV because his crisis management expertise was required, not in some overseas location where we would normally find him, but in the New Orleans area after Katrina. This article outlines Joe’s first impressions via his real time situation reports (SITREPS) and his efforts to provide a most important requirement for all participating in that huge relief effort - decontamination. We will request CAPT. Hughart provide the CBMTS VI (Spiez 25 April - 05 May 2006) the benefit of his insight and experiences both in Katrina and in Sri Lanka on his Tsunami relief effort.

Chemical and Biological Decontamination in the Field After Hurricane Katrina

Joe Hughart, Captain,
Federal Occupational Health Service,
U.S. Public Health Service
Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia USA

Hurricane Katrina roared across Florida on August 25,2005, killing 14 people. On Monday, August 29th, Katrina made a second landfall at 6:10 a.m. in southern Louisiana and then proceeded across a bay to make a third landfall on the Mississippi coast at 10:00 a.m.

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an inside look at ASA 05-5

The Professional Library
CBMTS VI - Switzerland
Int’l Conf Bioterrorism Defense - Taiwan
RFI Joint BW Medical Diagnostic Equip

Int’l China Biopharm Symposium (ICBS)

NBC 2006 Symposium - Finland
Three Awards - Three Generations 15
Azaspiracid: a New Marine Toxin
Medical Countermeasures Against Rad/Nuc
GAO Reports 27
Industry Note: 28
Recent Contracts

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