Daily Archives: August 3, 2007

National First Responders’ Conference

(October 1; Colorado Springs) This conference is cosponsored by the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Topics will include “The Impact of 4th Generation Warfare on First Responders,” establishing interagency communications systems, and managing trauma. … Continue reading

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18th Annual Hazmat Continuing Challenge

(September 4-7; Sacramento, CA) The annual Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop provides training, networking, and hands-on learning opportunities to all employees in hazardous materials emergency response fields. [View course website]  

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Florida Man Faces Felony Bomb-Making Charges

(Naples [FL] Daily News) Christopher George Riendeau “is being held without bond on felony bomb making charges after searches of his Georgia storage facility and his SUV at a Tennessee hotel showed bombs seized there were supposedly made in the … Continue reading

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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Supporting Terrorism

Nuradin Abdi, a Somali national living in Columbus, on Tuesday admitted he was guilty of planning to travel to Ethiopia to obtain military-style training for violent jihad. He allegedly sought training in radio use, guns, guerilla warfare, and bombs. In … Continue reading

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State Site of the Week – ALASKA Div. HSEM

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Taliban Becomes More Like Al Qaeda

By killing two South Korean hostages and refusing to release the remaining 21, including 18 women, the Taliban is taking a new path that suggests it is becoming an Afghan branch of Al Qaeda,” reports the Christian Science Monitor. “In … Continue reading

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British Army Shuts Down Operations in Northern Ireland

“The British Army, for 38 years a prominent symbol of sectarian antagonism in Northern Ireland, [ended] its military campaign there” on Tuesday, reports the International Herald Tribune. “The army, which at the height of its presence had 27,000 soldiers stationed … Continue reading

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Pentagon Creates Council to Combat Terrorism

The Pentagon has “created a new panel in charge of integrating Defense Department activities that could aid the military in fighting terrorism worldwide,” reports Federal Computer Week. The Combating Terrorism Coordination Council “is headed by Joint Staff Director Army Lt. … Continue reading

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Three Men Guilty in Plots to Smuggle Military Weapons Into the U.S.

In 2003, 2004, and 2005, Artur Solomonyan, Christiaan Dewet Spies, and Ioseb Kharabadze brokered a deal to import rocket-propelled grenades, surface-to-air missiles, anti-tank missile systems, and other military weapons from Eastern Europe into the United States for sale to a … Continue reading

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