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Arms

Russia unveils plans for “invincible” ICBM
In a thinly-disguised message to NATO, which remains uncommitted to the idea of co-operating with Russia in a European missile defense system, the commander of Russian Strategic Rocket Forces (RSVN) said its ICBMs will soon be “invincible”.

17.05.2011 11:57

In nukes we trust
As the question of Russia’s participation in the European missile defense system remains undecided, one high-ranking official says that abiding by the national strategic nuclear plan is the most effective guarantee of national security for Russia.

16.05.2011 14:15

Russia wants legal security guarantees over AMD plans in Europe – NATO envoy
Moscow is concerned over NATO's failure to guarantee that the European missile defense project will not threaten Russia's security, says Russia's envoy to the alliance Dmitry Rogozin.

16.05.2011 14:03

Moscow may quit START over US deploying missile shield in Europe
Further deployment of the US missile defense system in Europe gives Russia the right to withdraw from the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has said.

16.05.2011 07:48

Whither NATO?
NATO, deprived of its original and perhaps meaningful role, refuses to dissolve and is instead desperately searching for a raison d’etre.

13.05.2011 22:22

Unabomber items go up for auction
Items belonging to “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, the infamous anti-technology mathematics professor who killed three people through letter explosives over the span of nearly two decades, are being put up for auction.

13.05.2011 19:14

Russia to beef up military presence on contested Kuril Islands
In a move that is expected to attract a heated response from Tokyo, Russia’s General Staff chief has announced plans to rearm and modernize its military grouping on the disputed Kuril Islands, which fell to Soviet control in the aftermath of WWII.

11.05.2011 12:26

Bring your guns to school in Texas
Republicans in the Texas Senate approved a measure allowing concealed handguns on public college campuses for anyone license to carry a firearm.

10.05.2011 16:18

Medvedev demands accountability for defense order failure
President Dmitry Medvedev has demanded that the government explain why the state defense order has not been placed on time.

10.05.2011 15:05

Promising military-technical cooperation in Iraq, Lavrov pokes fun at WikiLeaks
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that Russia is prepared to develop cooperation with Iraq in the military-technical realm, while adding that he hoped a message to the Iraqi prime minister would not be intercepted by WikiLeaks.

10.05.2011 13:21

Poland expects Obama to sign F-16 airbase deal
Washington and Warsaw may agree on transferring US F-16 fighter jets from the Aviano Air Base in Italy to Polish soil, while Moscow demands explanations for the move.

10.05.2011 10:23

Military means in Libya no quick fix – British activist
NATO is now deeply entrenched in Libya in what looks like a civil war and there is no visible end to the illegal intervention, insists British anti-nuclear activist Kate Hudson from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

10.05.2011 08:11