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Latest Weapon of mass destruction Stories

2008-07-14 09:00:55

By Jim Wyss, The Miami Herald Jul. 14--Ronald DeMeo places a radioactive wafer about the size of a silver dollar on his desk and waves a handheld Geiger counter over it. The machine chatters wildly, the numbers on the readout spin upward and visitors instinctively lean back.

2008-06-27 09:00:10

By Leonard Doyle In the twilight of his troubled presidency, George Bush has brought the isolated state of North Korea in from the cold with a promise to remove the country he once truculently described as part of the "Axis of Evil" from a terror blacklist, opening the way for eventual diplomatic relations.

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2008-05-21 15:20:00

Military officials named China as a threat to the United States and other countries in space.

2008-04-02 03:00:42

By Fitzgerald, Gerard J The first large-scale use of a traditional weapon of mass destruction (chemical, biological, or nuclear) involved the successful deployment of chemical weapons during World War I (1914- 1918).

2006-08-23 15:56:24

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community is ill-prepared to assess Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities and its intentions for developing weapons of mass destruction, a congressional report said on Wednesday.

2006-07-31 11:10:43

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian U.N. Ambassador Javad Zarif rejected as without legal basis on Monday a Security Council demand that it suspend its nuclear activities by the end of the month or face the threat of sanctions.

2006-07-26 13:01:25

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has created a unit to study threats from weapons of mass destruction, its director Robert Mueller said on Wednesday, in a sign of lingering U.S fears of a chemical, biological or nuclear attack.

2006-07-25 19:19:07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved by voice vote adding North Korea to a law aimed at stemming the nuclear weapons ambitions of Iran and Syria.

2006-07-14 19:19:28

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday it awarded $1.16 billion in contracts to three companies to develop equipment to scan cargo at border cities for nuclear weapons material.

2006-07-14 17:25:38

By Deborah Charles WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Friday it awarded $1.16 billion in contracts to three companies to develop equipment to scan cargo at border cities for nuclear weapons material.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.