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June 2002 - United States Special Weapons News

  • DOD ANNOUNCES MERGER OF U.S. SPACE AND STRATEGIC COMMANDS 26 Jun 2002 -- As part of the ongoing initiative to transform the U.S. military into a 21st century fighting force, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today announced the intention to merge two unified commands whose missions include control of America's nuclear forces, military space operations, computer network operations, strategic warning and global planning.
  • Missile alert facility reopens AFPN 26 Jun 2002-- A remote North Dakota missile alert facility that burned to the ground just after Thanksgiving two years ago was officially reopened June 21.
  • Byliner: Richard Meserve Says Nuclear Material Tracked Closely Washington File 24 Jun 2002-- On behalf of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, I want to assure the American people that the NRC is taking appropriate steps to ensure that the nation's nuclear facilities and materials are secure against terrorist attacks, including so-called dirty bombs.
  • BUSH / RUSSIA / ARMS VOA 20 Jun 2002-- President Bush has submitted a new U-S arms reduction treaty with Russia to the United States Senate for ratification
  • Bush Sends New Arms Reduction Treaty to Senate for Ratification Washington File 20 Jun 2002-- President Bush on June 20 sent the new U.S.-Russia nuclear arms reduction treaty to the Senate for its advice and consent to ratification.
  • Text: Bush Sends New Arms Reduction Treaty to Senate for Ratification Washington File 20 Jun 2002-- President Bush on June 20 sent the new U.S.-Russia nuclear arms reduction treaty to the Senate for its advice and consent to ratification.
  • ATK Awarded Contracts Totaling $85 Million for Trident Missile Propulsion Systems ATK 12 Jun 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $85 million from Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company - Missiles & Space Operations, Sunnyvale, Calif., to produce solid propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy's Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM).
  • NUCLEAR FREEZE CALL VOA 11 Jun 2002-- Prominent anti-nuclear campaigners have joined with a member of congress in a warning about what they call a "new nuclear danger."
  • Wolf Says Russia, China Must Pursue Non-proliferation Washington File 06 Jun 2002-- A key State Department non-proliferation official says Russia faces the threat of U.S. sanctions if it does not improve enforcement efforts aimed at halting the spread of weapons of mass destruction to Iran and other countries.
  • U.S.-RUSSIA NUCLEAR ACCORD VOA 05 Jun 2002-- On his European trip, President George W. Bush stopped in Russia. There, he and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to reduce U-S and Russian nuclear arsenals to about two-thirds of their current levels. The number of deployed nuclear warheads will go from about five or six thousand to between seventeen-hundred and two-thousand. The agreement reflects the new relationship between Russia and the United States, but it is also part of a broader imperative to limit weapons of mass destruction and terrorist access to those weapons. As President Bush said, "The attacks of September 11th made clear that the new dangers of our age threaten all nations, including Russia. The months since have made clear that by working together against these threats, we multiply our effectiveness. Joining me to talk about the U-S-Russia accord and its implications is John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • BUSH/RUSSIA VOA 05 Jun 2002-- President Bush wants the Senate to move quickly to approve his nuclear arms treaty with Russia



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