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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

June 2005 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Bush Orders Sanctions Against Weapons Proliferators Washington File 29 Jun 2005 -- President Bush issued an executive order June 29 to freeze the assets of individuals or companies in the United States that are doing business with entities in Iran, North Korea and Syria believed to be involved in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • US Senate Passes Energy Bill VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. Senate has overwhelmingly approved (by an 85 to 12 vote) a sweeping energy bill that aims to curb the United States' reliance on imported oil.
  • Bush Wants More Nuclear Power VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- President Bush wants to build more nuclear power plants in the United States.
  • U.S. Welcomes New International Atomic Energy Agency Committee Washington File 17 Jun 2005 -- Following is a brief statement from the U.S. State Department June 17 on the International Atomic Energy Agency's creation of a Committee on Safeguards and Verification
  • Air Force releases findings of Wassaw Sound survey AFPN 17 Jun 2005 -- Air Force officials completed their evaluation of radiation levels in the Wassaw Sound where an incomplete nuclear weapon was lost off the coast of Georgia in 1958.
  • White House Pleased with Progress on Nonproliferation Proposals Washington File 17 Jun 2005 -- Following is a June 17 statement from the White House on the Bush administration's nonproliferation proposals and the International Atomic Energy Agency's creation of a Committee on Safeguards and Verification
  • Lockheed Martin Announces Los Alamos Bid Team Lockheed Martin 16 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT] and The University of Texas System have signed an agreement that officially teams the two in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) competition to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Other members of the Lockheed Martin Los Alamos Alliance are CH2M Hill, headquartered in Denver, Colo., and Fluor Corporation, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif.
  • U.S. Commission Urges Immediate Steps on Darfur VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- A special U.S. commission is recommending immediate steps by the international community to deal with the situation in Sudan's western Darfur region.
  • Success of Proliferation Security Initiative Lauded in Congress Washington File 09 Jun 2005 -- A leading member of Congress pointed to the success of the two-year-old Proliferation Security Initiative during a June 9 hearing to assess the status of the initiative to stop trafficking in weapons of mass destruction, associated delivery systems, and related materials to and from states and nonstate actors of proliferation concern.
  • Spain Hosts Counterproliferation Exercise over Mediterranean Washington File 06 Jun 2005 -- Spain will host its first air exercise designed to practice procedures that might be required of Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) partners if they ever need to intercept unconventional weapons in the western Mediterranean.
  • U.S. Working with Partners To Broaden PSI Participation Washington File 06 Jun 2005 -- The United States is working with nations around the world to broaden participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative in order to interrupt the transfer of illegal weapons of mass destruction, WMD delivery systems and related materials.
  • Rumsfeld Labels Proliferation as World's Greatest Threat AFPS 04 Jun 2005 -- The greatest threat facing nations in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world is the combination of weapons proliferation and terrorism, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
  • Croatia Signs Mutual Shipboarding Pact with United States Washington File 01 Jun 2005 -- A mutual shipboarding agreement signed June 1 by Croatia and the United States adds another tool to the toolbox available to both countries under the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), according to the State Department.

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