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Editor in Chief

Andy Oppenheimer, AIExpE MIABTI

About Andy

Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is an independent consultant in CBRNE and counterterrorism. An Associate Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers and a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, he is author of IRA: The Bombs and the Bullets – A History of Deadly Ingenuity (Irish Academic Press, 2008) and an explosive science-fiction trilogy FIELDS OF ORION  (, set in the near-future world of terrorism, bomb disposal, espionage and alien contact. A former Editor of Jane’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence, he has written hundreds of articles for specialist defence and security journals, provides consultancy and interviews to media, and presents at conferences worldwide.



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Tina Naji

 Tel: + 44 7411 559550

About Tina

CBNW Publisher Tina Naji has had more than 25 years’ experience working on defence journals before establishing CBNW in 2003. She launched our Counter-IED journal Xplosive in 2015.


U.S. Correspondent

Frank G. Rando

About Frank

About Frank

Frank G. Rando serves as the U.S. Correspondent and a frequent contributing author for the Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Warfare Journal and the Non-Conventional Threat Newsletter.
Frank possesses over 30 years of multi-disciplinary real world experience in the emergency preparedness and response arenas.

He is a licensed and certified health professional with extensive training and experience in emergency medicine, trauma surgery, critical care medicine and occupational and environmental medicine.

In addition, Frank is an environmental and occupational health scientist with expertise in toxic inhalations, pulmonary pathobiology, toxic respiratory disabilities, environmental exposure assessments, emergency management of complex environmental health emergencies, and environmental forensics.

Frank is a DHS Certified Weapons of Mass Destruction/CBRNE Instructor, Weapons of Mass Destruction Hazardous Materials Specialist,Radiological-Nuclear HAZMAT Technician, NFPA Certified HAZMAT Defensive Operations and HAZMAT Technician.

Deputy Editor

David Oliver

About David

David Oliver is a defence journalist and author. He is the author of 13 defence related books. He is the former Consultant Editor of IHS Jane’s Simulation and Training Systems Yearbook, and is currently Consultant Editor of the UKTI Response magazine and a regular contributor to defence and security publications in Europe, Asia and South America.

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