Tag - weapons



Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2013
Gun rights lobby pushes weaker bill
Apr 11, 2013
Pyongyang-Tehran military ties test nuclear nonproliferation regime
Circumstantial evidence and a growing number of reports suggest that North Korea and Iran are sharing advances in nuclear and missile technology.
Apr 11, 2013
Uphill battle for arms treaty
The U.N.-adopted Arms Trade Treaty faces a bleak prospect of being ratified by the three countries that account for 60 percent of weapons exports.
Apr 10, 2013
Why South Korea has already won
Pop stars, bourgeois lifestyle commentary and funny videos often seem to interest young South Koreans more than the latest provocation by the North.
Apr 8, 2013
With latest tensions, Seoul puts North at arm's length
Despite years of tensions, a majority of South Koreans have long clung to a cautiously optimistic vision for their peninsula's future. Even if North and South Korea weren't one day unified, the thinking went, the countries would at least be connected by joint business ventures and rail lines, with some...
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2013
Doomsday Clock designer Langsdorf dies at 96
Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who designed the Doomsday Clock, dies in Illinois at the age of 96.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 6, 2013
Cameron uses Korean crisis to defend nuclear arsenal
Prime Minister David Cameron warned against any move to abandon the U.K.'s submarine-based nuclear weapons, citing a growing threat from North Korea and Iran as his Liberal Democrat coalition partners consider scaling back the missile program.
Apr 3, 2013
Defusing the North Korean crisis
Asia-Pacific allies and security partners of the U.S. are scrutinizing every move made by Washington as North Korea threatens to strike South Korea.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2013
North Korea secrecy fuels suspicions of bomb design
U.S. officials and independent experts say North Korea appears to have taken unusual steps to conceal details about the nuclear weapon it tested last month, fueling suspicions that its scientists shifted to a bomb design that uses highly enriched uranium as the core.
Mar 29, 2013
Obama reveals support for 'strong Jewish state'
Operation Desert Schmooze, President Barack Obama's two-day charm offensive in Jerusalem last week, achieved its central goal of convincing Israelis that the U.S. president doesn't have horns.
Mar 28, 2013
Asian pivot key to rebooting nuclear disarmament efforts
To break the deadlock over nuclear disarmament, the U.S. must transform negotiations with Russia into a trilateral framework that includes China.
Mar 26, 2013
Nuclear agenda out of play
In 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama outlined a vision of a world freed of the threat of nuclear weapons, however, disappointingly little progress has been made in the ensuing four years.
Mar 20, 2013
Making sense of North Korea's March madness
It's ironic that tougher U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea are matched by food and humanitarian assistance from U.N. agencies.
Mar 18, 2013
No place for nuclear weapons
An international conference sponsored by Norway underscores the impossibility of rescue and relief activities after a nuclear weapon is detonated.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2013
U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.
CIA drone strikes on targets in Pakistan violate its national sovereignty and have resulted in far more civilian casualties than the U.S. government has recognized, a special U.N. human rights envoy has reported after a secret investigation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Mar 17, 2013
Japan discussed acquisition of 'defensive' nuclear weapons in 1958
Foreign Ministry officials in 1958 debated the acquisition of “defensive” nuclear weapons and reported their interest to the U.S., newly declassified documents show.
Mar 11, 2013
To cut nuclear attack risks, take warheads off high alert
Taking nuclear warheads off high alert would strengthen deterrence by reducing the chance of armed rivals attacking each other after a rise in tension.
Mar 7, 2013
A blow to the weapons exports ban
The Abe administration's decision to let domestic firms participate in producing the U.S. F-35 fighter violates the spirit of Japan's weapon exports ban.
Japan Times
Mar 4, 2013
Politicians hit lethal U.S. aid for new Egypt
Concerned about Egypt's political instability and the U.S. budget crunch, a growing number of American lawmakers are challenging the wisdom of providing $1.3 billion a year in military aid to Cairo, arguing that the policy is overdue for a wholesale review.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2013
EU shoots down bid to arm Syrian rebels
Rejecting a push by Britain, European governments on Monday decided against providing weapons to Syrian rebel forces, expressing fears that more arms would only lead to more bloodshed in a conflict that already has taken nearly 70,000 lives.


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