Home > Featured (page 70)

Featured

Leaked Cable Reveals Bush’s War on Chavez | Reader Supported News

WikiLeaks released a State Department cable from 2006 detailing the efforts of former president George W. Bush’s administration to aid opposition to Venezuela’s now-deceased president Hugo Chavez. According to the WikiLeaks website, the cable was originally published in 2011, but The Hill reported the cable was leaked Friday afternoon. From The Hill’s report: The cable, signed by then-Ambassador William Brownfield, ...

Read More »

New Era of Nuclear-Armed North Korea Forces U.S. to Reconsider War Games at Regime’s Door | Democracy Now!

As North Korea threatens to launch a nuclear attack on the United States, the Obama administration is quietly expressing concern its own recent actions may have been too provocative and could inadvertently trigger a deeper crisis. We discuss the latest on North Korea and tensions in the region with Christine Hong, assistant professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, and ...

Read More »

David Cameron warns Trident needed as deterrent to North Korea | The Guardian

David Cameron has issued a stark warning against any move to abandon Britain’s Trident deterrent in the face of the growing nuclear threat from North Korea and Iran. The prime minister said it would “foolish” to leave the country defenceless at a time when the “highly unpredictable and aggressive” regime in North Korea was developing ballistic missiles that could eventually ...

Read More »

Fact Sheet: Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories in 2013 | Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation

According to State Department figures from the latest New START data exchange, as of September 1, 2012 the United States had 1,722 deployed strategic warheads and Russia had 1,499 deployed strategic warheads. This is a respective drop of 15 and increase of 9 warheads since the data exchange six months previously. U.S. totals are lower than the estimates in the ...

Read More »

U.N. overwhelmingly approves global arms trade treaty | Reuters

The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first treaty on the global arms trade, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers. The National Rifle Association (NRA), a powerful U.S. pro-gun lobbying group that has opposed the treaty from the start, said it ...

Read More »

Senior UN official urges confidence-building measures to counter global insecurity | U.N. News Centre

The United Nations disarmament chief today urged Member States to build confidence and trust with each other by establishing and strengthening global norms on disarmament issues related to nuclear weapons and conventional arms, including by continuing negotiations on a global arms trade treaty. “Throughout the history of UN efforts in disarmament, efforts to eliminate weapons of mass destruction have been ...

Read More »

Ensuring ‘peace and stability’: American F-22 jets join war drills with South Korea | RT News

The US has announced the redeployment of several F-22 stealth fighter jets to the Korean peninsula. The region has been in a state of high tension since last week’s flyover of B-2 bombers that prompted Pyongyang to declare “state of war” with the South. While the Korean Peninsula remains in a “state of war” announced by Pyongyang and the country’s ...

Read More »

UN Security Council Approves First-Ever ‘Intervention Brigade’ | Radio Free Europe

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved the first-ever “offensive” UN peacekeeping force to fight rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The 3,000-strong UN brigade has a unique mandate to carry out offensive operations to neutralize or disarm the rebels. However, the UN resolution on March 28 says the “intervention brigade” would be established for one year on an ...

Read More »

UN disarmament chief relays plans for chemical weapons probe to Syrian Government | U.N. News Centre

The top United Nations disarmament official has conveyed to the Syrian Government “modalities for cooperation” for the proper conduct of an investigation into allegations of chemical weapons use in the embattled country, according to a UN spokesperson. The letter from High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane concerning the investigation, the initial focus of which will be the alleged use ...

Read More »