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US and South Korea agree new strategic pact to counter Pyongyang

Seoul - Defense Ministers from the US and South Korea yesterday signed a new agreement aimed at deterring North Korean deployment nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. The pact follows months of threatening rhetoric from Pyongyang.

Syrians have been 'businesslike and efficient' in coordination

The Syrian regime has been cooperating with international weapons inspectors said the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) which is preparing to visit Syria's chemical weapons facilities.

Signs of North Korea restarting Yongbyon nuclear facility

Recently released satellite imagery points to North Korea restarting a nuclear reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear facility. The worry for Western defense analysts is that Yongbyon is capable of producing plutonium, an essential component of nuclear weapons.

A map of 35 places in Syria the U.S. might strike with cruise missiles

Foreign Policy Magazine created a map showing suspected locations of Syrian government chemical weapons sites combined with the locations of Syrian air bases. These sites are the suspected targets of U.S. cruise missile strikes.

Russia maintains that UN probe on Syrian gas use is 'politicized'

Russia has expressed doubts over the United Nations findings on the use of sarin gas in Syria's ongoing civil war, citing the 'politicized' nature of the war.

WMD myth to mark the 10th anniversary of Iraq war

The US-led war in Iraq lasted far longer and more costly than Americans were told to expect by their military and political leaders, a war that has led to much public questioning.

Syria: 'No chemical or biological weapons will ever be used'

The Syrian government has categorically denied that it will ever use chemical weapons against its own people, whilst warning terrorist groups may resort to using chemical weapons.

Does Hezbollah control Syria’s chemical weapons?

Today, Hezbollah is currently aiming 60 to 70 thousand rockets at Israel, while Syria transferred its chemical weapons to a port city last month, raising concerns about Hezbollah’s control of Syria’s weapons. Israel may take preemptive action.

Germany continues supplying Israel with submarines

Today, Germany continues supplying Israel with submarines that have nuclear cruise missile launch systems. This public admission shows Israel's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) deterrence capabilities against Iran and other Mideast adversaries.

Op-Ed: The U.S. turns further away from Israel

Disturbing revelations illustrate the growing rift between the Obama Administration and the Netanyahu government is becoming larger and wider as Tehran boasts about Israel’s abandonment.

The unconventional revenge of al-Qaida

Mounting setbacks and the loss of their leader, Osama bin Laden, has left al-Qaida rocked and reeling. But could a single attack involving Weapons of Mass Destruction settle it's score with the U.S. and return it once more to international prominence?

Rabbits make haven of former chemical weapons production facility

Takehara - A serene and isolated island getaway that has been described as enchanting, with a dark and disturbing past as a top secret chemical weapons site during Japan's imperial era, is now a virtual paradise for hordes of rabbits numbering in the hundreds.

A dictator's special weapon: Libya's mustard gas stockpile

Tripoli - As Libyan dictator Mummar Qaddafi turns up the heat on dissidents and a coalition of Western and Arab states commence bombing raids, looming large in the shadows is Libya's chemical weapons arsenal. An enduring threat and Qaddafi's weapon of last resort.

Powell's WMD source admits 'evidence' was lies

According to The Guardian, the source of some of the most damning allegations used to justify the war in Iraq has admitted his claims were fabricated.

VX nerve agent scare prompts emergency lockdown at U.S. Army base

Salt Lake City - A missing vial containing deadly VX at a Army base in Utah triggered a lockdown at the facility until officials gave the all-clear upon finding the vial hours later.

United Nations resolution passed on aquatic chemical weapons

Halifax - A recently passed resolution by the United Nations confronts the complex issue of chemical weapons abandoned at sea. While Terrance Long, a Canadian-based munitions expert, features prominently in the passing of that resolution.

Anthrax Cases Found in Scotland and the United States

A string of anthrax attacks have hit drug users in Europe. 6 were sickened and three have died. An isolated case of Anthrax also occurred in New Hampshire, USA

Obama renews sanctions against Syria, cites security concerns

Although the Obama administration seeks to better ties with Syria, the U.S. president notified congress of his intention to renew sanctions against Syria.

Bush laughs when questioned about weapons of mass destruction

In his last press conference as president, George W. Bush laughed when he was asked about the lack of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq.

Op-Ed: Bush Was Right

Bush was right and that is all there is to it. He is/was a man of vision, character and conviction. Not that he can light a candle to President Reagan but he has the same trait of refusing to go with the flow or change directions as the wind blows.

The Real WMD's of Iraq: Depleted Uranium and its Nuclear Effect on Mankind

Depleted uranium. First used in the 1991 Gulf War this radioactive weaponry is leaving its mark & doing far more damage than we're being told. With a half life of 4.5 billion years, the radiation that now engulfs Iraq is staggering, and it is here to stay

'NYT' Reporter Who Got Iraqi WMDs Wrong Now Highlights Iran Claims

The same reporter who pushed Iraq WMD claims with a series of inaccurate articles is now making similar commentary about Iran.

NGOs to Sue U.S. Government Over WMD Claims

As many as thirty non-governmental organizations say they are going to sue the United States for accusing Niger of selling uranium to the former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Bush calls for global isolation of Iran

Bush urges other nations and the UN to isolate Iran from getting any support until they stop enriching uranium.
 

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