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Stories with subject: Weapons administration
  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:56 pm
  • NEW YORK - The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.

  • Fort McClellan cleanup receives $56 million 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:44 pm
  • ANNISTON, Alabama - The group steering the clean-up effort at an old Army fort in Alabama has received $56 million to complete the task.

  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:02 pm
  • BEIRUT - Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side.

  • Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:28 am
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

  • Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:54 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force officials said Monday.

  • Air Force to change testing for missile operators 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:01 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Changes are being made in the wake of a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, including the way the monthly certification tests that missile launch officers must take are graded, the nation's land-based nuclear force commander said.

  • US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

  • Institute: Water woes endanger NKorea reactor 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:20 pm
  • WASHINGTON - North Korea may have temporarily shut down a plutonium reactor earlier this year as it grappled with water supply problems that could threaten the safety of its nuclear complex, a U.S. research institute said Monday.

  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:13 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Eighteen countries, including five of the world's leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treaty's entry into force.

  • Professor to lead nuclear monitoring project 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:13 pm
  • ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A new project designed to monitor countries that don't observe an international nuclear proliferation treaty and help nations with nuclear power safeguard their materials will be run by a professor in Michigan.

  • Former home of deadly VX slow to find new use 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:02 am
  • NEWPORT, Indiana - When Bill Laubernds tours the 7,000-acre Newport Chemical Depot - complete with abandoned structures, old cemeteries and derelict signs of the country's chemical history of producing chemical weapons - he doesn't see an old chemical plant site. He sees potential.

  • Senators urge end of deal to buy Russian choppers 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 1:32 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Seeking stiffer penalties against Moscow, a group of senators called on President Barack Obama Thursday to respond more forcefully to the incursion into the Crimean Peninsula by terminating the remainder of a $1 billion contract to buy helicopters from Russia.

  • Philippines and Muslim rebel group sign peace deal 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:37 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Thursday, the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III.

  • Analysis: Russia deeply linked to Obama priorities 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:13 pm
  • BRUSSELS - Even as he criticizes Vladimir Putin and imposes sanctions on Russia, President Barack Obama is struggling with the consequences of his own earlier quest for a fresh start between Washington and Moscow.