Archive for August, 2011

Factbox: For cuts, Pentagon must choose among weapons, personnel – Reuters

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Factbox: For cuts, Pentagon must choose among weapons, personnel
Reuters
The US government could make substantial savings by reducing the size of its nuclear arsenal. Under the New START nuclear arms treaty with Russia ratified this year, deployed nuclear warheads are due to be cut to 1550 in seven years. ...

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George Will Says Bachmann Could Be Unelectable Because People Wouldn’t Trust … – Weasel Zippers

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The Stir

George Will Says Bachmann Could Be Unelectable Because People Wouldn't Trust ...
Weasel Zippers
Rick Perry because the “threshold question in any presidential race” is “[s]hould this person have control of nuclear weapons.” Earlier this year, Will used very similar terms to deprecate what he also perceives to be former Alaska Gov. ...
George Will Implies that Michele Bachmann Can't Be Trusted with Nuclear WeaponsAssociated Content

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Nuclear Weapons Budget and the Budget Control Act – All Things Nuclear

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Nuclear Weapons Budget and the Budget Control Act
All Things Nuclear
How will the administration's nuclear weapons budget fare under the recent budget agreement? The bottom line seems to be that it will face around a 10% cut below the administration's request. Where those cuts will fall, however, is an open question. ...

Wave of violence hits Iraq cities

Monday, August 15th, 2011
At least 60 people are killed in a series of attacks across Iraq, with the deadliest taking place in the south-eastern Iraqi city of Kut.

Germany boosts arms sales to Mideast – UPI.com

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Germany boosts arms sales to Mideast
UPI.com
Since Germany's post-1945 revival, arms sales have been a highly sensitive issue in the country that started World War II. Such sales were severely restricted under the constitution, putting German manufacturers at a decided disadvantage with the US, ...

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British Nuclear Weapons Testers Win Compensation Battle – Paul Rooney Solicitors

Monday, August 15th, 2011

British Nuclear Weapons Testers Win Compensation Battle
Paul Rooney Solicitors
A Supreme Court compensation claim by veterans of the British nuclear weapons testing programme from the 1950's has finally been successful. Around 1000 of the surviving servicemen who took part in the tests, all claim that their involvement in the ...

Building dams and busting arms sales – Tne Moscow News

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Tne Moscow News

Building dams and busting arms sales
Tne Moscow News
The government completed Friday the multi-billion dollar reconstruction of an abandoned Soviet-era dam in St. Petersburg as infrastructure projects are boosted ahead of next year's elections. ...

Tunisia police battle protesters

Monday, August 15th, 2011
Police use tear gas and truncheons to break up an unauthorised rally in Tunisia as protesters complain of lack of reform since the January uprising.

US refuses Taiwan request for new jets: report – Reuters

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Reuters

US refuses Taiwan request for new jets: report
Reuters
A State Department official said no decisions have been made on potential arms sales to Taiwan. Defense News (www.defensenews.com) said on Sunday that Taiwan had been told there would be no sale, citing Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense. ...
US committed to Taiwan: White HouseAFP
Biden Goes to BeijingForbes (blog)
China Threatens to Use 'Financial Weapon' Against AmericaPak1stanFirst
Reuters India
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Car bomb targeting Filipino Governor kills at least 1 – Channel 6 News Online

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Car bomb targeting Filipino Governor kills at least 1
Channel 6 News Online
On November 23, 2009, Mangudadatu's wife and two sisters were killed during the Maguindanao province massacre that killed 54 people. Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS. Be nice. ...

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