Tag - weapons



Jul 22, 2013
Pyongyang's ties to Havana deep, ship bust shows
When law enforcement agents boarded a rusty, aging North Korean freighter making a rare journey down the Panama Canal last week, they had been tipped off that they would find narcotics, Panamanian officials said.
Jul 13, 2013
U.S. to buy Russian-made choppers for Afghanistan despite Assad ties
By the end of 2016, the Afghanistan Air Force is due to have 86 Russian-made Mi-17 helicopters. Most of them will have been purchased by the United States from Rosoboronexport, the same state weapons exporter that continues to arm the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2013
Explosive costs hamper U.S. effort to dispose of nuclear arms
Costs can explode like fireworks when it comes to disposing of nuclear weapons.
Jun 26, 2013
Mr. Obama rekindles nuclear dream
Japan, despite its reliance on the U.S. nuclear umbrella, must emphasize to the U.S. that it supports international agreements to reduce nuclear arsenals.
Japan Times
Jun 22, 2013
Syrian rebels claim to receive heavy weapons
The rebels in Syria say they are starting to receive heavy weaponry that could swing the civil war their way after a shift in U.S. policy opens the door for others to send them arms.
Jun 21, 2013
Act on denuclearization, then we'll talk: U.S., Japan, South tell North
Japan, the United States and South Korea have agreed that North Korea should take action on denuclearization before the six-party talks on its nuclear threat can resume, a senior Japanese official said.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2013
France 'certain' Syrian regime used sarin gas in civil war
The French government says it has confirmed the use of sarin gas by the Syrian government, and a U.N. panel reports that it has 'reasonable grounds' to believe chemical weapons have been used in the country's civil war.
Jun 5, 2013
Debunking five myths about chemical weapons
The exact nature of what is going on inside Syria is tough to determine. The United States, Britain, France and Israel have focused on the question of whether forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have used chemical weapons. To answer that question and understand its implications, some myths...
Japan Times
May 31, 2013
Syria claims it has received advanced Russian missiles
Syria has received its first shipment of long-range S-300 air defense missiles from Russia, President Bashar al-Assad was quoted as saying Thursday, raising the specter of further Israeli intervention in the two-year conflict.
May 30, 2013
New U.S. weapons have China worried
Recently a U.S. test of an advanced, long-range weapon — apparently designed to reduce U.S. reliance on nuclear arms in a crisis — set alarm bells ringing in China.
May 23, 2013
China's nuclear program still shrouded in secrecy
The best hope for unraveling China's nuclear secrets may be to make future U.S.-Russia nuclear arms cuts contingent on participation by China, India and Pakistan.
Japan Times
May 22, 2013
Tests don't end provocation pause: U.S.
North Korea's test-firings of six short-range projectiles in three days may not reflect a return to a pattern of provocations by Kim Jong Un's regime, according to the U.S. military's top spokesman.
Japan Times
May 15, 2013
Syria forum prompts guarded optimism
President Barack Obama and visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron expressed limited optimism Monday that an upcoming international conference on Syria will lead to a political solution to its civil war.
Japan Times
May 3, 2013
Ghost of Iraq looms as U.N. evaluates Syria
A few days ago, a little-known Swedish scientist with a career devoted to studying lethal warfare agents paid a quiet visit to London. He was there to examine evidence that British officials believe shows that Syrian forces used chemical weapons against their own people.
May 1, 2013
Ensuring Syria's chemical genie stays in the bottle
Syria's chemical-weapons stockpile is dangerous, but so are the remnants of a North Korean-engineered nuclear reactor buried beneath a base overrun by Syrian rebels.
Apr 29, 2013
Nuclear arms card for Japan
The Foreign Ministry has been conducting clandestine studies about the potential development of nuclear weapons in Japan, and the U.S. is nervous about it.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2013
U.S. examines possible use of sarin by Syria
Much as it struggled to understand the weapons capabilities of Saddam Hussein's Iraq over the years, the United States is now bedeviled by a growing body of evidence that suggests Syrians have been exposed to chemical weapons at least twice.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2013
Boston attack exposes limitations of post-9/11 security buildup
The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks led to a massive buildup of security to make the country safe. Subsequent plots, including attempts to conceal bombs in shoes and underwear, prompted hasty additions to that edifice, as officials sought to fill in cracks that terrorists might exploit.
Apr 19, 2013
France, Britain accuse Syrian government of using chemical weapons
Britain and France have informed the United Nations that there is credible evidence that Syria's government has used chemical weapons on more than one occasion since December, according to senior diplomats and officials briefed on the accounts.
Apr 19, 2013
China-Pakistan nuclear axis defies nonproliferation aims
The China-Pakistan relationship may be the only one where a nuclear-armed state has passed on fissile material and a bomb design to a nonnuclear weapons state.


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