Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
March 2011 - United States Special Weapons News
- Statement by the Press Secretary on U.S. contribution to the United Nations Trust Fund for Global and Regional Disarmament The White House 31 Mar 2011
- U.S. Marine Team to Aid Japan Recovery Effort AFPS 30 Mar 2011 -- A team of Marines specifically trained to operate in chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological environments is deploying to Japan.
- Technology Extends Stratcom's Priorities AFPS 30 Mar 2011 -- U.S. Strategic Command’s priority is to deter nuclear attack on the United States and its allies.
- Planning Under Way For Old Ordnance Cleanup Army News 30 Mar 2011 -- Redstone will be performing interim remedial measures at known or suspect waste sites of chemical warfare materiel.
- CMA Reaches 85 Percent Chemical Weapons Destruction Mark Army News 29 Mar 2011 -- US Army Chemical Materials Agency announced it achieved destruction of 85 percent of the U.S. chemical agent stockpile.
- Russia, U.S. to review START implementation RIA Novosti 25 Mar 2011 -- Delegations from Russia and the United States will meet in Geneva from March 28 to April 8 for an inaugural session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
- Russia, U.S. in talks on uranium enrichment joint venture RIA Novosti 24 Mar 2011 -- Russia and the United States have started talks on setting up a joint venture to enrich uranium, the head of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on Thursday.
- Russia, U.S. begin data exchange under New START RIA Novosti 22 Mar 2011 -- The United States and Russia have begun exchanging information on their nuclear stockpiles under a new U.S.-Russian arms reduction treaty, a senior U.S. official said.
- U.S.-Russian talks on tactical nuclear arms cuts will take time - U.S. official RIA Novosti 22 Mar 2011 -- Reaching an agreement with Russia on cutting the tactical nuclear weapons stockpiles is likely to be a complicated process, Ellen Tauscher, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, has said.
- Gates, Russian Counterparts to Discuss Defense Reform AFPS 18 Mar 2011 -- During Robert M. Gates’ final trip to Russia as U.S. defense secretary, he’ll meet with Russian officials to discuss defense reforms.
- Russia says New Start inspections to begin in April RIA Novosti 17 Mar 2011 -- On-site inspections of Russian and U.S. nuclear arsenals under the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty will begin in April.
- Chemical Corps tests new equipment Army News 17 Mar 2011 -- Soldiers field-tested the newest equipment for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance during an exercise Feb. 28 - March 4.
- Field Training Exercise Vibrant Response 11.1 Army News 16 Mar 2011 -- Exercise Vibrant Response 11.1 FTX is a DSCA training event replicating the federal military role in responding to an improvised 10-kiloton nuclear detonation.
- Army Announces Reduction in Force at Pine Bluff Chemical Activity Army News 16 Mar 2011 -- The Department of the Army announced that a Reduction in Force will be conducted at Pine Bluff Chemical Activity.
- Five Nuclear Disasters Waiting To Happen RFE/RL 16 Mar 2011 -- The troubles surrounding Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant have set off a debate on the safety of nuclear power in general.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Greg Jaczko and Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Poneman, 3/14/2011 The White House 14 Mar 2011
- Japan's Nuclear Crisis Renews Safety Debate VOA 14 Mar 2011 -- President Obama: US is doing everything it can to assist Japan in dealing with the aftermath of earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear resulting crisis.
- Lockheed Martin Receives $12.5 Million Contract for Reentry Vehicle Fuze Refurbishment for Air Force's ICBM Program Lockheed Martin 14 Mar 2011 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has received a $12.5 million, one-year subcontract from Northrop Grumman Corporation for refurbishment of reentry vehicle arming and fuzing assemblies for the U.S. Air Force’s Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system.
- Op-ed by Vice President Biden in the International Herald Tribune: The Next Steps in the U.S.-Russia Reset The White House 14 Mar 2011
- Russia, U.S. make first joint flight under Open Skies Treaty RIA Novosti 14 Mar 2011 -- Russia and the US have embarked on their first joint inspection flight over Sweden as part of the 2002 Open Skies Treaty.
- Lockheed Martin-Built Trident II D5 Missile Achieves 135th Consecutive Successful Test Flight Lockheed Martin 10 Mar 2011 -- The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test flight March 1 of a Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Navy launched the unarmed missile from the submerged submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) in the Pacific Ocean.
- USS Nevada Successfully Tests Trident II D5 Missile NNS 04 Mar 2011 -- Fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) successfully launched a test missile off the coast of southern California March 1 as part of the post-refueling overhaul certification process.
- Air Force utilizes MCLB Barstow railhead USMC News 03 Mar 2011 -- Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow maintains its service and support to the Marine Corps and abroad with a multitude of operations.
- Chemical battalion conducts decontamination training at Fort Bragg Army News 03 Mar 2011 -- Members of the 83rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion were evaluated during a five-day training.
- Obama Administration Wants Korean Peninsula Nuclear Free VOA 02 Mar 2011 -- Senior US official is rejecting calls by some S. Korean politicians who want American nuclear weapons returned to the country.
- Russia calls for consideration of all factors threatening strategic stability RIA Novosti 01 Mar 2011 -- Russia has called for the consideration of all factors that threaten strategic stability.
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