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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

May 2005 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Bush Urges Endorsement of PSI Interdiction Principles Washington File 31 May 2005 -- President Bush marked the second anniversary of the Proliferation Security Initiative May 31 by urging all responsible nations to endorse the counter-proliferation program's statement of interdiction principles.
  • Rice Says Proliferation Security Initiative Is Yielding Results Washington File 30 May 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is yielding results, and points to 11 examples of successful efforts conducted in the past nine months by the United States and 10 other PSI partners.
  • Rice Claims Quiet Gains for Anti-Proliferation Initiative VOA 31 May 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the Proliferation Security Initiative has scored a number of unpublicized successes against the trafficking of items related to weapons of mass destruction. She spoke at a State Department event marking the second anniversary of the U.S.-led international effort.
  • Proliferation Security Initiative Marks Second Anniversary AFPS 31 May 2005 -- Two years after its launch, the Proliferation Security Initiative is bringing the international community together to help stem trafficking in weapons of mass destruction and the materials used to make them, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said here today.
  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Ends Without Consensus Washington File 27 May 2005 -- At the conclusion of the Seventh Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) May 27, the head of the U.S. delegation said participants examined new ground on the subject of treaty noncompliance.
  • Northrop Grumman Statement on Decision to No-Bid Los Alamos National Laboratory Management Contract Northrop Grumman 26 May 2005 -- Based upon its evaluation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory request for proposal, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC) has decided not to pursue the contract. The company continues to be committed to helping the U.S. Department of Energy achieve its overall objectives, but has determined that it can best provide that support through other key programs. The company is currently evaluating other future opportunities with the Department of Energy and looks forward to applying its world-class capabilities to meet the agency's specialized requirements.
  • Nuclear Technology Access Should Be Reduced for Treaty Violators Washington File 23 May 2005 -- A U.S. delegate to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference says treaty implementation and enforcement, as well as adherence to a sound nonproliferation policy, "can and should entail reducing violators' access to nuclear technology."
  • U.S. Adhering to Nonproliferation Pact, Ambassador Sanders Says Washington File 23 May 2005 -- The United States is in full compliance with its nuclear disarmament obligations, Ambassador Jackie Sanders says.
  • Strong Weapon Controls Will Not Impede Peaceful Nuclear Programs Washington File 19 May 2005 -- The United States urged other nations to keep the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) effective by accepting and enforcing comprehensive checks on nuclear activities for the combined security of all, and by acknowledging that such controls do not impede the development of peaceful nuclear energy programs.
  • Research part of bioterrorism initiative funded by National Institutes of Health Washington File 18 May 2005 -- Researchers have developed a new vaccine against plague, a bacterium that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages and that today is a potential bioterrorism agent, according to a May 17 press release from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina.
  • U.S.: Nonproliferation Advocate Urges Bush, Putin To Secure Nuclear Arsenals RFE/RL 06 May 2005 -- The leading private champion of nuclear nonproliferation in the United States is again urging U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin to act decisively to safeguard nuclear material amassed by Washington and Moscow during the Cold War. At a Washington news conference yesterday, retired U.S. Senator Sam Nunn presented a report by a Harvard University study group in an effort to persuade the two nations to work harder to keep nuclear material out of the wrong hands.
  • White House, State Discuss Nonproliferation Efforts AFPS 02 May 2005 -- U.S. officials stressed today that North Korea should end its isolation and come back to the Six Party Talks as soon as possible.
  • U.S. Strategic Command Transforming, Decentralizing AFPS 02 May 2005 -- Along with the rest of the military, the U.S. Strategic Command has been transforming. The transformation has incorporated old missions, added new ones and worked to make the command more flexible and agile for the 21st century.
  • Proliferation Security Initiative Logs Varied Activities in Two Years Washington File 02 May 2005 -- The Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) will mark its second anniversary on May 31.
  • U.S. Recaps Strategy To Stop Spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction Washington File 02 May 2005 -- The United States has identified the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by rogue states and terrorist organizations as one of the greatest threats to international security and is actively promoting a number of steps to prevent it.

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