15 February 2012

Stephen M. Apatow
Operational Security: Humanitarian Intervention Initiative
Founder, Director of Research and Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA), Humanitarian University Consortium
Graduate Studies Center for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine & Law
Phone: 203-668-0282
Email: s.m.apatow@H-II.org
Internet: www.H-II.org

Pathobiologics International
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OPSEC: Regional/Intercontinental Exposure - Chemical and Biological Weapons


International security discussions associated with War Crimes and Crimes Agaist Humanity in Syria [1] has focused attention on recent reports associated with the use of chemical weapons agents in the city of Homs. Beyond the call for protection of civilians and escalation of the conflict under the umbrella of the War Against Terrorism, the topic of chemical and biological weapons [2,3] exposure, with regional and intercontinental implications, has been presented as an immediate concern with a request for analysis and contingency measures:

This operational security challenge represents a primary objective and capability of Special Protective Forces for Humanitarian Operations.


  1. Syria: International Humanitarian and Security Discussion: HRI: Humanitarian Intervention Initiative.
  2. Syria: NTI Country Profile:  CBRN Overview.
  3. HUMINT OPSEC - Molecular Diagnostics Discussion: Stephen M. Apatow, 9 January 2012.


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