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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

December 2005 - United States Special Weapons News

  • U.S. Agencies Welcome Congressional Progress on Chemical Treaty Washington File 20 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency are welcoming steps being taken in Congress to work toward ratification of international agreements on control of toxic chemicals.
  • Dr. William Winkenwerder, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, on FDA Anthrax Vaccine Ruling 15 Dec 2005 -- "Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final order reaffirming previous conclusions that the anthrax vaccine prevents anthrax resulting from any route of exposure, including inhalation anthrax.
  • United States Urges "Effective Multilateralism" To Fight Proliferation Washington File 14 Dec 2005 -- The Bush administration strongly promotes "effective multilateralism" in the struggle against weapons proliferation and urges "zero tolerance" for violations of nonproliferation treaties, says Stephen Rademaker, the assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation.
  • Counterproliferation Requires Both Passive, Active Measures Washington File 12 Dec 2005 -- The State Department's senior adviser on arms control says both offensive and defensive measures are needed to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction successfully.
  • BAE Systems awarded $62.5 million strategic systems programs contract BAE Systems 06 Dec 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $62.5 million contract from the U.S. Navys Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) based in Washington, D.C. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide system engineering and integration support for the Trident II (D5) Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapon System (SWS) program. The contract is a continuation of a range of system engineering, test, analysis, IT, and logistics solutions performed by BAE Systems for SSP since 1956. The contract will be completed by September 2006.

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