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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chemical weapons attack during the first World War. Note the bullae - which are characteristic of mustard gas injuries - on the neck, armpit and hands.
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A Syrian soldier aims an AK-47 assault rifle from his position in a foxhole during a firepower demonstration, part of Operation Desert Shield. The soldier is wearing a Soviet-made Model ShMS nuclear-biological-chemical warfare masks.
The burned-out ruins of a chemical weapons facility on Okunoshima.
Ebola is one of the most virulent diseases known to man.
In this image pallets of 155 mm artillery shells containing mustard gas (military designation HD or H) sit at Pueblo chemical weapons storage facility in Pueblo County, Colorado, USA