Category: Homeland Security News

Nuclear weaponsWith Redesigned “Brains,” W88 Nuclear Warhead Reaches Milestone Published 16 August 2021 The W88 nuclear warhead entered the stockpile in late 1988 and is deployed on the Navy’s Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile system onboard Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. The weapon was beyond its original design life, and several updates were required to address

Extreme weatherArtificial Intelligence Helps Unlock Extreme Weather Mysteries Published 16 August 2021 A new machine learning approach helps scientists understand why extreme precipitation days in the Midwest are becoming more frequent. It could also help scientists better predict how these and other extreme weather events will change in the future. From lake-draining drought in California to

MigrationBiden Administration Struggling for Coherent Message on U.S.-Mexico Border: Critics By Rob Garver Published 13 August 2021 The president and his advisers have offered sometimes contradictory assessments of the seriousness of a surge of migrants overwhelming border officials, and have sent mixed messages to the migrants themselves about what would happen if they reached the

Chem-bio weaponsParasites Fight Chemical and Biological Weapons Published 13 August 2021 Harnessing parasites to help soldiers and first responders counter chemical and biological weapon attacks in war zones. Parasites could become part of the armor of military personnel and first responders to help them counter chemical and biological weapon attacks in war zones. Professor Alex Loukas’ and

Nuclear forensicsInternational Nuclear Forensics Group Examines Nuclear Security Challenges Published 13 August 2021 The Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG) was established in 1995 when nuclear materials were being smuggled out of the former Soviet Union and into Europe. Last month the ITWG held its annual meeting virtually. Several Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists played key