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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

October 2002 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Presidents Bush, Fox Discuss Migration, North Korea, Iraq Washington File 26 Oct 2002-- President Bush says he and Mexican President Vicente Fox seek to deal with the issue of Mexicans who migrate to the United States in search of work "in a way that recognizes reality, and in a way that treats the Mexican citizens who are in the United States with respect."
  • ACC releases E-4B accident report Air Combat Command News 23 Oct 2002-- Air Force investigators have determined that a design flaw caused an accident involving a high frequency antenna assembly failure on an E-4B aircraft May 13.
  • Bangor gets a new ship on the block COMSUBPAC Release 17 Oct 2002-- The first Trident submarine to change homeports to Bangor in more than 15 years pulled into port at Marginal Pier Oct. 17. The Gold crew of USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) piloted the ship from its former homeport, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., to Bangor in about 80 days.
  • Briefing on Cold War-era Chemical and Biological Warfare Tests 09 Oct 2002 -- "He's the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He's here today to discuss with you 27 Cold-War-era chemical and biological tests that were part of a comprehensive program that was initiated nearly four decades ago out of concern by the department and the United States government with respect to our ability to protect and defend against these potential threats. It was known as Project 112. The 27 tests that are being released today are in addition to what the department released earlier, actually last September, a year last September, and January and May of this year, in which we released a total of 10 other test findings."
  • DOD RELEASES DESERET TEST CENTER/PROJECT 112/PROJECT SHAD FACT SHEETS 09 Oct 2002 -- The Department of Defense today released another 28 detailed fact sheets on 27 Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests identified as Project 112. Project 112 was a comprehensive program initiated in 1962 out of concern for our ability to protect and defend against these potential threats. This is in addition to the 12 fact sheets for 10 tests released in September 2001 and January and May this year.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Are Major Terrorist Threat Washington File 08 Oct 2002-- Say co-chairs of U.S. Commission on National Security
  • Deactivation of Peacekeeper missiles begins AFPN 04 Oct 2002-- On a blustery day in a remote corner of the plains of Wyoming, Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James Roche made a special trip to witness the first phase of the deactivation process of the Peacekeeper Intercontinental Ballistic Missile at Launch Facility S-07 near Hawk Springs, Wyo.

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