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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


November 2002 - United States Special Weapons News

  • ASC helps put bombers closer to the fight Air Force Materiel Command 25 Nov 2002-- B-2 System Program Office shelter team experts here recently helped create transportable hangers that allow the Air Force's boomerang-shaped stealth bombers to deploy overseas for the first time ever.
  • U.S. Confident in Future Potential of Missile Code of Conduct Washington File 25 Nov 2002-- A key U.S. State Department arms control official says the United States views the International Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (ICOC) "as an important addition to the wide range of tools available to countries to impede and roll back" the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) delivered by these missiles.
  • FASTEST SUPERCOMPUTERS VOA 19 Nov 2002 -- The I-B-M Corporation is seeking to regain the distinction of building the world's fastest supercomputers. Japan's N-E-C Corporation now holds the distinction. But I-B-M is under contract to the U-S government to build two that together would leave the N-E-C machine far behind in processing speed. In fact, I-B-M says they would be faster than the world's top 500 existing supercomputers combined
  • U.S., Russia, IAEA to Host "Dirty Bomb" Conference in 2003 Washington File 18 Nov 2002-- The United States, Russia and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will jointly sponsor a three-day, international convention on radiological dispersal devices (RDD), or "dirty bombs," next March in Vienna, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced.
  • U.S. Welcomes Biological Weapons Convention Work Plan Washington File 15 Nov 2002-- Rademaker describes BWC program as "constructive and realistic"
  • Abraham Calls on Nations to Secure Civil Nuclear Materials Washington File 14 Nov 2002-- Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham says it would not take "exorbitant quantities of nuclear or radiological materials" for terrorists or rogue states to produce a "dirty bomb" or radiological dispersal device.
  • Fact Sheet Shows U.S. Efforts to Combat Biological Weapons Threat Washington File 14 Nov 2002-- Following is a fact sheet from the U.S. Delegation to the 5th Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) held in Geneva November 14
  • Transcript: Briefing On U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit 16 Nov 2003 -- Briefing On U.S. Army Technical Escort Unit (...) "Unfortunately, the majority of our missions are no notice, hazardous, and classified. Therefore, there haven't been many opportunities for you to see us in action first-hand. And so today we've put together a demonstration that revolves around three separate scenarios that represent support TEU could be asked to provide or has provided in the past. Before we begin, though, I'd like to take a minute and tell you a little bit about our unit. We are a one-of-a-kind battalion-level organization that is comprised of six companies located in four states, to provide a regional response capability to both our homeland and our combatant commanders. The battalion consists of both military and civilian men and women who stand ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to go wherever and whenever required."
  • DOD RELEASES FIVE PROJECT 112 SHAD FACT SHEETS 06 Nov 2002 -- The Department of Defense today released five new detailed fact sheets on Cold War-era chemical and biological warfare tests conducted in support of Project 112. Project 112 was a comprehensive program initiated in 1962 out of concern for our nation's ability to protect and defend against these potential threats. With the publication of this information, DoD has released 45 fact sheets for 41 of 46 tests known to have been conducted by the Deseret Test Center.
  • NORTH KOREA / IRAQ / US VOA 02 Nov 2002-- The Bush administration recently revealed that North Korea is operating a nuclear weapons program. The disclosure came just as Washington was aggressively attempting to stop a suspected weapons program in Iraq
  • Bolton Says Rogue States Seek Weapons of Mass Destruction Washington File 01 Nov 2002-- Continuing evidence over the past 12 months that state sponsors of terrorism have been stepping up activities involving weapons of mass destruction has prompted the United States to emphasize compliance with existing arms control agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Convention, a senior State Department official says.



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