Stories tagged: Weapons administration
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013, 5:04 a.m.
Mortar shells hit near inspectors’ hotel in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria’s capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff are staying, state media and a hotel guest said. …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2013, 3:19 p.m.
Syria weapons deal averts U.S. military move for now
GENEVA (AP) — A diplomatic breakthrough Saturday on securing and destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile averted the threat of U.S. military action for the moment and could swing momentum toward …
Wed., May 8, 2013, 12:13 a.m.
Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force stripped an unprecedented 17 officers of their authority to control — and, if necessary, launch — nuclear missiles after a string of unpublicized failings, …
Thu., March 7, 2013, 2:03 a.m.
Furious over sanctions, N. Korea vows to nuke US
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by …
Fri., Feb. 15, 2013, 7:53 a.m.
VIDEO: Meteor explodes over Russia, 1,000 injured
MOSCOW — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 2:49 p.m.
Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2012, 5:32 a.m.
Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly …