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First Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Brigade Activated

US Army, PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Colorado Army National Guard activated the nation

Religion Takes Spotlight in Terror War

AP, WASHINGTON (AP) – The subject of religion has taken a prominent spot right where President Bush didn't want it – front-and-center in the war against terrorism. The president's journey through Asia, a trip designed to allay fears that America […]

A war of words but still far from WMDs

SMH, President George Bush has rendered to the Australian Parliament his ex post facto justification for the war in Iraq. It is a justification somewhat different from the one he advanced before the war began. Back then it was a […]

Israelis allege Saudi-Pakistan nuclear pact

The Herald, ISRAEL'S senior military intelligence officer claimed yesterday that Saudi Arabia is secretly trying to exchange cheap oil for Pakistani nuclear technology to counter the threat of neighbouring Iran's quest for the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Major General […]

'This is the wild, wild west'


N-Weapons: Overlooking the Big Picture

Arabnews, LONDON, 24 October 2003

Russia to supply S-300 missile systems to Belarus

, MOSCOW – Russia will supply the modernized S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus soon, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Ivanov said after a meeting of the two countries

Russia to Build New Ballistic Missile

AP, MOSCOW (AP)–Russia will need another 10 to 15 years to build a next-generation land-based ballistic missile, so Soviet-era weapons will remain the core of the nation's nuclear forces during that period, a top general said in remarks published Wednesday. […]

French carrier in scrap off Sicily

AFP, PARIS, Oct 24 (AFP) – The former flagship of the French navy – the aircaft-carrier Clemenceau – was stuck off the coast of Sicily on Friday as a result of a contractual dispute over asbestos and scrap rights. Decommissioned […]

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