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Brazilian Army approves basic requirements for future 8×8

The Brazilian Army has approved the basic operational requirements for the 8×8 medium-wheeled armoured reconnaissance vehicle (VBR-MR or Viatura Blindada de Reconhecimento – Média de Rodas) it is expected to develop in co-operation with...

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US Will Destroy Landmines Everywhere But Korea

DEFENSE ONE – The United States is limiting its use and stockpiling of landmines outside the Korean Peninsula, but will not join more than 160 other nations who signed a total ban on the...

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U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms

THE NEW YORK TIMES – A sprawling new plant here in a former soybean field makes the mechanical guts of America’s atomic warheads. Bigger than the Pentagon, full of futuristic gear and thousands of...

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Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile

REUTERS – Libya has asked the global chemical weapons watchdog to draw up plans to ship a stockpile of 850 tonnes of chemicals overseas due to deteriorating security, sources have told Reuters. Diplomats and...

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NATO nuclear drawdown now seems unlikely

LOS ANGELES TIMES – Last summer in Berlin, President Obama called for “bold reductions” in U.S. and Russian tactical nuclear weapons to ease the risk of annihilation in Europe. Obama was referring to the...

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US revises landmine policy

While still declining to sign the Ottawa Treaty that bans the use of landmines, the United States took another step towards their reduction 23 September by pledging not to use the weapons outside of...

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US, S Korean sources suggest North has SLBM ambitions

US and South Korean sources have claimed that North Korea is building a tube capable of firing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a move that could potentially give Pyongyang a second strike nuclear capability....

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ISIS Complicates Iran’s Nuclear Focus at UNGA

Iranian FM Javad Zarif smiles during a bilateral meeting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sept. 21, 2014 in New York. Photo courtesy of ISNA By Jasmin RamseyWASHINGTON, Sep 22 2014 (IPS) Iran’s...

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U.S. Ramping Up Major Renewal in Nuclear Arms

THE NEW YORK TIMES – A sprawling new plant here in a former soybean field makes the mechanical guts of America’s atomic warheads. Bigger than the Pentagon, full of futuristic gear and thousands of...

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Andy Weber departs OASD

Andy Weber, Assistant Secretary at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OASD) for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs, resigned last week. …read more From:: CBRNe World (CBRN)

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