The First Scenario - A Nuclear Attack

DomPrep’s National Guard correspondent, Col. Jonathan B. (“Jon”) Dodson, USA (Ret.), joined LtGen. H. Steven Blum, USAR, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, on his flight from Andrews Air Force

Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, Chief National Guard Bureau

Domestic Preparedness met with Lieutenant General H. Steven Blum, Chief, National Guard Bureau. The Chief of the National Guard Bureau provides an update on how Guard units are supporting states in their domestic missions, while also serving as forward-deployed assets for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) in responding to a national incident or event. Also: An in-depth discussion on Vigilant Guard, last month’s series of exercises at the Indiana Guard’s interagency Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC), which simulated the multi-agency response to a 10-kiloton nuclear detonation.

The What If Possibility: A Chilling Report

A new and, unfortunately, highly credible report on the devastating ramifications of nuclear terrorist attacks against the U.S. homeland suggests that it is high time for the nation’s elected leaders to start thinking about the previously unthinkable.

WMD Defense in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

WMD (weapons of mass destruction) course instructor Christopher Hawley stopped by the office earlier this month between trips overseas.  We asked him to give us a quick 30,000-feet view

USMA's CTC Addresses Global Terrorism Threat

When the words “West Point” are mentioned, the names and exploits of famous generals such as Grant, Eisenhower, and Patton come to mind along with visions of crisp fall days,

ASTM-E 2458: A Mandatory Sample of Common Sense

HazMat and EMS technicians across the nation will be working from the same text, thanks to new biological-sampling techniques developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials.
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