Monthly Archives: May 2009

North Korea Fires 8th Missle

YEONPYEONG, South Korea — North Korea defiantly test-fired another short-range missile Friday and warned it would act in “self-defense” if provoked by the U.N. Security Council, which is considering tough sanctions against the communist regime for conducting a nuclear test. … Continue reading

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Pakistan (Country threat level – 5):

On 28 May 2009 four bombs were detonated in Peshawar, killing at least 10 people and injuring more than 70 others as militants targeted a busy market and a military checkpoint within the city. The bombings occurred in two separate … Continue reading

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North Korea / South Korea (Country threat level – 3 / 2 ):

North Korea continued to increase tensions on 27 May 2009 after launching another short-range missile overnight. According to local media in South Korea, the North launched the ground-to-ship missile from the east coast of the country at approximately 2100 local … Continue reading

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Emergency Planning & Response Conference

 (August 6-9; Kansas City, MO) This year’s conference will feature four tracks designed for decision makers and first responders in the emergency industry: Health and Medical Homeland Security/Emergency Management Technology Enhanced Local Emergency Planning Committees  http://www.marc.org/gti/lepc-terc/

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7th Annual BIODEFENSE Conference

(June 15-17; Washington, DC) The conference will discuss current countermeasure research, development, and procurement programs and give participants the chance to interact face to face with high-level government representatives tasked to build the country’s biodefense and pandemic influenza capacity. http://www.infocastinc.com/index.php/conference/biodef09

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4 Arrested in New York Plot

Four men were “arrested Wednesday night in what the authorities said was a plot to bomb two synagogues in the Bronx and shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in Newburgh, N.Y.,” reports the New York Times … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Defeats Tamil Tigers but Restricts Outside Aid

Christian Science Monitor  “The former theater of war in northeastern Sri Lanka has been out of bounds for aid workers for months, with the Sri Lankan government only granting sporadic access to the International Committee of the Red Cross [which … Continue reading

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Authorities arrested four men in a plot to bomb two synagogues in New York City

On 20 May 2009 authorities arrested four men who were allegedly involved in a plot to bomb two synagogues in New York City and shoot down U.S. military aircraft. The men acquired two fake bombs from an undercover Federal Bureau … Continue reading

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Pakistan (Country threat level – 5): Warden Message

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad issued the following Warden Message on 11 May 2009: “Several political parties have announced the call for a strike in Karachi on 12 May 2009. Previously, similar actions have generated large demonstrations or processions that … Continue reading

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Palestinian Authority / Israel (Country threat levels – 5 / 4):

On 12 May 2009 Pope Benedict XVI visited the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. There have been reports of scattered protests, though none appear to have been particularly disruptive. Israeli security forces continue to close … Continue reading

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