Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
July 2002 - United States Special Weapons News
- Rumsfeld: U.S. Will Continue to Provide Allies with Nuclear Umbrella Washington File 25 Jul 2002-- Says nuclear level should keep nations from "sprint to parity"
- U.S. Welcomes New Head of Chemical Weapons Organization Washington File 25 Jul 2002-- The United States welcomes the appointment of Argentine diplomat Rogelio Pfirter as the new Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), says State Department spokesman Richard Boucher.
- Top U.S. Military Official Highlights Moscow Treaty Benefits Washington File 25 Jul 2002-- The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told key senators that the new Moscow Treaty will enable the United States "to make deep reductions in strategic nuclear warheads while preserving our flexibility to meet unpredictable strategic changes."
- Larson Praises G-8 Initiative on Weapons of Mass Destruction Washington File 25 Jul 2002-- The agreement by the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations to raise up to $20,000 million over 10 years to combat the proliferation and spread of weapons of mass destruction, improve nuclear safety, and counter terrorism, was "the most notable achievement" of the recent G-8 summit in Canada, a senior U.S. Department of State official says.
- U.S. Sanctions Chinese, Indian Entities for Proliferation Violation Washington File 25 Jul 2002-- The U.S. government has imposed sanctions on nine Chinese entities and one Indian individual for the transfer of goods and technology that contribute to the efforts of Iran and Iraq to acquire chemical weapons and advanced conventional weapons, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said in a statement July 24.
- Lugar Urges More Controls on Weapons of Mass Destruction Washington File 19 Jul 2002-- The following article by U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (Republican-Indiana) appeared in the latest issue of "U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda" devoted to the topic "Weapons of Mass Destruction: The New Strategic Framework."
- Rumsfeld Urges Senate to Consent to Moscow Treaty Washington File 18 Jul 2002-- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld called on the Senate to ratify the Moscow Treaty negotiated with Russia by the Bush administration, arguing that the nuclear arms reduction accord reflects a "fundamental transformation in the U.S.-Russian relationship."
- "U.S. Approaches to Nonproliferation," by John Wolf Washington File 18 Jul 2002-- The following article by Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation John Wolf appeared in the latest issue of "U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda" devoted to the topic "Weapons of Mass Destruction: The New Strategic Framework."
- "The New Strategic Framework," by Under Secretary of State John Bolton Washington File 18 Jul 2002-- The following article by Under Secretary of State John Bolton appeared in the latest issue of "U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda" devoted to the topic "Weapons of Mass Destruction: The New Strategic Framework."
- Rumsfeld Asks Senate to Support Nuke Reduction Treaty AFPS 18 Jul 2002-- The Moscow Treaty that calls for the United States and Russia to cut offensive nuclear weapons signifies a new way of the former enemies to do business, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
- U-S / RUSSIA / ARMS VOA 17 Jul 2002-- U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is urging the Senate to ratify the nuclear arms reduction treaty that Washington reached with Moscow earlier this year. But some lawmakers have concerns about the pact
- DOD EXPANDS SHAD INVESTIGATION 09 Jul 2002 -- The Department of Defense announced today an expansion of the Shipboard Hazard and Defense investigation. A team of investigators will travel to Dugway Proving Ground in mid-August to review Deseret Test Center records.
- U-S-RUSSIA ARMS VOA 09 Jul 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell was the first witness Tuesday as the U-S Senate opened ratification hearings on the strategic arms reduction treaty signed by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow May 24th. The agreement would slash the deployed nuclear arsenals of both countries by two-thirds over the next decade
- CONGRESS NUCLEAR VOA 09 Jul 2002-- The U-S Senate has approved (by voice vote) the government's plan to create the nation's first permanent nuclear waste storage facility in (the western state of) Nevada. The bill, which has already passed the House, now goes to President Bush for his signature.
- Powell Says U.S. Plans to Cut Total Strategic Warheads to 4,600 Washington File 09 Jul 2002-- Testifies on Bush-Putin Moscow Treaty before Senate panel
- Powell Urges Quick Senate Action on Moscow Treaty Washington File 09 Jul 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says swift ratification of the new strategic arms reduction agreement between the United States and Russia will enhance national security and help turn a strategic rivalry into a genuine strategic partnership.
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