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Report: Iran 'successfully' fires missile capable of hitting targets 185 miles awayupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 22:44:00

Iran has "successfully" test fired its newest version of the Fateh-110 missile, state media reported Saturday, touting the accomplishment despite international concerns about Tehran's growing military capabilities.

Iran improves its ballistic missilesupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 22:44:00

Pentagon says Iran is improving the killing power of its ballistic missiles. Retired Gen. James "Spider" Marks OutFront.

Syrian rebels appear more capable, yet still outgunnedupdated: Thu Jul 26 2012 19:35:00

A distant machine gun rattled away in vain as a military helicopter flew long, slow circles, arcing from the contested Syrian city of Aleppo over to the rebel-controlled town of Anadan, six miles to the north.

Cluster bombs terrorize African villagesupdated: Thu May 31 2012 16:31:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on allegations the Sudanese government is using cluster bombs.

New evidence shows Sudan is dropping cluster munitions onto civilian areasupdated: Thu May 31 2012 16:31:00

In the village of Angolo, in Sudan's South Kordofan state, villagers stand over a deadly and illegal weapon. Nestled in a crater, the Soviet-era cluster bomb failed to detonate. It was dropped a month ago, they say, and they don't dare get any closer.

Russia test-fires missile amid tensions over NATO defense shield announcementupdated: Wed May 23 2012 09:24:00

Russia test-fired a ballistic missile Wednesday, a move that comes amid tensions about a recent NATO announcement that it placed an interim missile defense shield in Europe.

Missile defense shield in place to protect Europe, NATO chief saysupdated: Mon May 21 2012 05:26:00

NATO's chief says the alliance now has interim ballistic missile defense capability in Europe, a move that is likely to further heighten tensions with Russia over its objection to a missile defense shield.

Russian general raises idea of pre-emptive strike against missile shieldupdated: Sat May 05 2012 05:53:00

With talks deadlocked between the United States and Russia over plans to deploy a missile defense shield in Europe, a top Russian general raised the possibility of a possible pre-emptive strike against launch sites if a deal could not be reached.

N. Korean rocket launch a 'humiliation'updated: Sun Apr 15 2012 23:40:00

CNN's John Vause talks to The Ploughshares Fund president Joseph Cirincione about North Korea's failed rocket launch.

Israel says it conducts successful test of anti-missile systemupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 09:50:00

Israel declared a Friday test of its Arrow weapon system a "major milestone" in the development of a system to defend against medium range missiles that could be fired from countries like Iran.

Will Israel strike Iran this year?updated: Fri Feb 10 2012 09:50:00

CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks with Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, who says that Israel will strike Iran in 2012.

Iran test-fires missiles in Strait of Hormuz exercisesupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 19:49:00

Iran test-fired two missiles Monday, the final day of its naval exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, state-run media reported.

Viktor Bout atty: 'we intend to appeal'updated: Wed Nov 02 2011 21:55:00

Albert Dayan, attorney for Viktor Bout, responds to the guilty verdicts on 4 federal counts including conspiracy to kill.

Russian convicted in arms conspiracy plotupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 21:55:00

Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout could face life in prison after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday on four counts related to a conspiracy to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles and provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Prosecutors say accused Russian arms dealer knew Americans were targetsupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 16:51:00

Accused Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout knowingly sold weapons to those he believed to be Colombian narco-rebels who intended to kill Americans, prosecutors said in opening statements in Bout's trial Wednesday.

Senator: Protect airliners from shoulder-fired missilesupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:48:00

Fresh concerns that thousands of highly portable anti-aircraft missiles may be missing in Libya are prompting a new call to protect American jetliners from attack.

Missiles looted from Tripoli arms warehouseupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 21:05:00

A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya.

Feds: AK-74 assault rifles stolen from Fort Irwinupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 08:45:00

Federal authorities are investigating whether any of the 26 AK-74 assault rifles and a Dragunov rifle stolen from the Fort Irwin Army Post has ended up in Fresno, California, a spokesman said Saturday.

Iran test-fires 14 missiles during military drillsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 09:31:00

Iran has successfully test-fired 14 missiles during military drills, Iranian news agencies reported Tuesday.

Hamas claims responsibility for missile strike on bus that wounded boyupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 19:47:00

Hamas claimed responsibility Thursday for shooting a missile that struck an Israeli bus, critically wounding a teenage boy on his way home from school.

Despite grounded air force, Libyan troops still on attackupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 12:45:00

The Libyan military has been pounded by coalition airstrikes neutralizing its air capabilities but it is still able to fight and maneuver on the ground, U.S. officials said.

What does Libya's military have left?updated: Thu Mar 24 2011 12:45:00

Chris Lawrence looks at how much damage Libya's military can do right now.

U.S. fires missiles on Libyaupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 07:05:00

The U.S. military has launched its first missiles in Libya against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

Benghazi attackedupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 23:10:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports that an attack of Benghazi, Libya, appears to be underway.

Gunfire, explosions heard in Tripoliupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 23:10:00

Explosions and anti-aircraft fire thundered in the skies above Tripoli early Sunday, but it was not clear whether they resulted from another round of cruise missile attacks by allies determined to stop Moammar Gadhafi's offensive against Libyan opposition forces.

Fortune: America's hottest export: Weapons - Full versionupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 15:02:00

This time last year, Boeing's F-15 production line, which is housed in a beige, dreary building on the outskirts of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, was on the verge of shutting down. The F-15 is an old jet, first designed in the 1970s to outmaneuver Soviet MiGs. It has long been surpassed by more advanced rivals, and the U.S. military hasn't bought a new one since 2001. When production slowed to a trickle a few years ago, a pair of orders from Korea and Singapore kept the line alive, barely, and it has been churning out about one F-15 a month since then. Local politicians fretted that Boeing would have to close the production line, eliminating hundreds of jobs and delivering a blow to the struggling regional economy.

Gates: North Korea could have long-range missile within 5 yearsupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 20:31:00

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Tuesday that North Korea is becoming a direct threat to the United States, asserting that the rogue Communist regime is within five years of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Ukraine reduces stock of dangerous uraniumupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 19:18:00

The U.S. Energy Department announced Friday the shipment of 50 kilograms -- or 111 pounds -- of highly enriched uranium from Ukraine to Russia.

Wikileaks:Syria accused of supplying SCUD missiles to Hezbollahupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 05:34:00

A series of U.S. diplomatic cables from early this year directly accused Syria of supplying advanced weaponry, including SCUD ballistic missiles, to the Shiite militia Hezbollah in Lebanon.

North Korea's military aging but sizableupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 11:13:00

It's a bit like train-spotting but rather more serious. On October 10, Korea-watchers pored over live televised coverage of a massive military parade in Pyongyang, held to mark the 65th anniversary of North Korea's ruling party. Just like the Soviet parades of yore, it was a chance to see what military hardware the North might be showing off.

Accused arms dealer claims U.S. tried to force a confessionupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 16:39:00

Suspected international arms dealer Viktor Bout is claiming that he was pressured by U.S. authorities to confess on his extradition flight from Thailand to the United States, a deputy spokesman for Russia's foreign ministry said Thursday.

Accused international arms dealer pleads not guiltyupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 14:24:00

An accused international arms dealer, now in U.S. custody for allegedly agreeing to sell millions of dollars of weapons to a Colombian narco-terrorist organization, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a U.S. courtroom to four counts of terror-related crimes.

Computer problem blamed for missile site malfunctionupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 15:59:00

A malfunctioning launch control center for a portion of the nation's nuclear missiles remained offline Wednesday as investigations continued into a weekend computer problem that disrupted communications with more than 10 percent of America's land-based nuclear missiles.

Air Force lost some communication with nuclear missilesupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 20:23:00

The Air Force lost partial communications with 50 nuclear missiles for almost an hour last weekend, an Air Force spokesman said Tuesday.

Power failure shuts down nukesupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 20:23:00

A major part of a nuclear arsenal lost power for an hour at an Air Force base in Wyoming. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.

Giant rats put noses to work on Africa's land mine epidemicupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 10:24:00

Niko Mushi hated rats, as did most people in his village near Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro -- until he learned the critters had a nose for land mines.

Thai court rules arms dealer suspect Bout can be extradited to U.S.updated: Fri Aug 20 2010 12:43:00

A Thai appeals court ruled Friday that suspected international arms dealer Viktor Bout can be extradited to the United States.

Cambodian man clears land mines he set decades agoupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 17:08:00

Maneuvering slowly through grassy Cambodian terrain, a caravan of 20 men and women is on a search-and-rescue mission. Dressed in military fatigues, they are guided by a fearless leader who calculates every step and ensures the safest path for his comrades.

Shoulder-fired missiles a threat to US troops in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 16:07:00

Among the 90,000 secret U.S. military documents posted on the internet this week by WikiLeaks are more than a dozen reports of possible attacks on Afghanistan coalition aircraft using heat-seeking shoulder-fired missiles.

Gates: Iran could launch "hundreds" of missiles at Europeupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 16:49:00

Iran could, if it wanted, launch "scores even hundreds of missiles" into Europe, according to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, but serious questions remain as to whether the United States can create a defense against such an attack.

Clinton, Gates urge Senate to approve arms treatyupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 12:32:00

The Obama administration pushed for Senate approval of the new nuclear arms treaty with Russia on Thursday, hoping to win over Republican lawmakers concerned the pact imposes limits on U.S. missile defense programs.

Analysis: After new START, what's next?updated: Thu Apr 08 2010 18:33:00

Whittling down the massive American and Russian nuclear arsenals has been an arduous task. Under the terms of the new START treaty, each side can still possess 1,550 nuclear warheads. By anyone's measure, that is a lot of nukes. There is little doubt those numbers enable both countries to respond to any dire threat.

Obama, Russian president sign arms treatyupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 09:39:00

President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed a major nuclear arms control agreement that reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations.

Obama heads to Czech Republic to sign nuclear arms treatyupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 21:58:00

President Barack Obama headed to the Czech Republic on Wednesday night to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and sign an arms control agreement that reduces the nuclear stockpiles of both nations.

Leaked video reveals chaos of Baghdad attackupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 11:28:00

The soldiers of Bravo Company 2-16 Infantry had been under fire all morning from rocket-propelled grenades and small arms on the first day of Operation Ilaaj in Baghdad.

U.S., Russia reach new arms control dealupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 12:38:00

The United States and Russia have reached "the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades," President Obama said Friday.

New arms deal for U.S., Russiaupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 12:38:00

President Obama announces that the United States and Russia have reached a new arms deal.

UK outlaws cluster bombs, calls for global banupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 11:43:00

A law banning the use, production, and stockpiling of cluster munitions came into effect Thursday in Britain.

Test of newest U.S. missile defense technology will simulate attack by Iranupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 06:51:00

The U.S. military's Missile Defense Agency will practice protecting the United States from a simulated Iranian missile attack next month in an exercise using the agency's newest missile-killing technology, Pentagon officials said Friday.

Poland agrees to host part of new U.S. missile defense planupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 13:37:00

Poland has agreed to host elements of the new U.S. missile defense plan despite initial surprise over the Obama administration's recent decision to overhaul President Bush's strategy.

Israel, U.S. begin joint military exercisesupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 08:20:00

Israel and the United States commenced what is believed to be their largest ever joint military exercises in missile defense Wednesday.

Zakaria: U.S. did the right thing the wrong way on missilesupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 17:00:00

The United States is significantly overhauling Bush-era plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, based partly on the latest analysis of Iran's offensive capabilities, President Obama said this week.

NATO chief suggests Russian missile defense partnershipupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 08:36:00

Russia, the United States and NATO should consider linking their missile defense systems in Europe, the NATO chief said Friday.

U.S.-Russian relations thawupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 08:36:00

CNN's Jill Dougherty reports Presidents Medvedev and Obama moved toward resetting relations in their meeting in Moscow.

Obama scraps Bush-era missile defense for new planupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 02:04:00

The United States is significantly overhauling Bush-era plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, based partly on the latest analysis of Iran's offensive capabilities, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

Missile defense system passes test, U.S. agency saysupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 07:41:00

The United States successfully tested a sea-based component of its missile defense shield Thursday evening, intercepting a ballistic missile with a dummy warhead over the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said.

Venezuela freezes relations with Colombiaupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 00:05:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez froze diplomatic relations with Colombia late Tuesday, citing verbal aggressions from the neighboring South American country.

Report expresses concern for clearing Iraqi landminesupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 13:02:00

Two U.N. agencies said Wednesday they are concerned that Iraq will not be able to meet its obligations under the global treaty to ban landmines.

Gates: Nuclear-armed N. Korea not acceptableupdated: Sun May 31 2009 21:43:00

The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear-armed state, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday at an international conference.

North Korean missile latestupdated: Sun May 31 2009 21:43:00

The latest U.S. satellite imagery may have spotted 'vehicle activity' at a North Korean ballistic missile facility.

Iran tests new surface-to-surface missileupdated: Thu May 21 2009 11:21:00

Iran announced Wednesday that it successfully tested another "Sajil" missile, a surface-to-surface missile with a range that makes it capable of reaching parts of Europe.

U.S., Russian officials to discuss new nuclear treatyupdated: Tue May 19 2009 17:00:00

Russian and U.S officials are meeting Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow to discuss a replacement pact for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I, which is expiring in December.

North Korea demands apology, threatens nuke testupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 06:40:00

North Korea threatened to conduct a nuclear test and more ballistic missile tests if the U.N. Security Council doesn't withdraw its condemnation of Pyongyang's rocket launch earlier this month, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.

Congress reacts to Gates' Pentagon budget shiftsupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:14:00

Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged Monday that proposed 2010 Pentagon budget cuts are likely to run into significant opposition on Capitol Hill, where politicians are concerned about preserving valuable defense contracts for their districts and states.

Gates details priority shiftsupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 20:14:00

Defense Secretary Robert Gates announces the 2010 Pentagon budget, which reflects major changes in defense priorities.

Russia to build 6 nuclear subs with cruise missilesupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 04:11:00

Russia will build at least six nuclear-powered submarines with long-range cruise missiles for its navy, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry told the Itar-Tass news agency.

Czech Republic cancels missile defense voteupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 16:31:00

The Czech prime minister canceled a vote to allow the United States to put a key part of its planned missile defense system in the Central European country, the government announced late Tuesday.

Deadly landmines left behindupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 12:33:00

The economic crisis has stopped landmine clearing in southern Leabnon, putting lives in danger. CNN's Cal Perry reports

Obama downplays letter to Russia regarding nuclear Iranupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 22:11:00

President Obama said Tuesday that reports of a U.S. offer to kill a proposed missile defense system in exchange for Russian assistance in preventing Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons were inaccurate.

Decoy fails to deploy, but missile test called 'success'updated: Fri Dec 05 2008 22:40:00

A missile shield test was a "smashing success," Pentagon officials said Friday, despite the failure of the test to put to rest concerns that the interceptor might not be able to differentiate between real missiles and decoys.

Missile test success or not?updated: Fri Dec 05 2008 22:40:00

A test missile destroys a mock warhead, but can't differentiate between real and fake targets. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.

U.S., Russia snub cluster bomb banupdated: Wed Dec 03 2008 07:45:00

The United States and Russia were absent Wednesday as representatives from countries from around the world gathered to sign a treaty banning the use of cluster bombs.

Time.com: Dutch: Russian Cluster Bomb Killed Journalistupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 15:00:00

A Dutch government investigation has found that a Russian cluster bomb killed a television cameraman in Georgia in August, the Foreign Ministry said Monday

Time.com: UN Peacekeeper Killed by Mine in Lebanonupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:00:00

A United Nations peacekeeper in south Lebanon was killed in a land mine explosion Wednesday while clearing unexploded ordnance

Time.com: Rice Draws Line in Sand at Iranupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 11:00:00

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Thursday that the United States will not back down in the face of threats against Israel

U.S. aims to reduce cluster bomb casualtiesupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 21:14:00

The U.S. military will continue to use cluster bombs but will try to reduce the number of civilian casualties by redesigning them so there are fewer ordnances that detonate long after the weapon is fired, officials said Wednesday.

McCain: More Iran sanctionsupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 20:47:00

Sen. John McCain responds to the Iranian missile test.

Navy missile intercept successfulupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 07:47:00

The U.S. military intercepted a ballistic missile Thursday in the first such sea-based test since a Navy cruiser shot down an errant satellite earlier this year.

Time.com: 111 Nations Ban Cluster Bombsupdated: Fri May 30 2008 18:00:00

Chief negotiators of a landmark treaty banning cluster bombs predicted Friday that the United States will never again use the weapons, a critical component of American air and artillery power

Countries agree cluster bomb banupdated: Fri May 30 2008 12:39:00

More than 100 countries attending a conference in Dublin, Ireland formally adopted a treaty Friday to ban cluster bombs -- a large, unreliable and inaccurate weapon that often affects civilians long after the end of armed conflict.

Call for cluster bomb banupdated: Mon May 19 2008 07:05:00

Representatives from more than one hundred governments meet to ban cluster bombs. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Countries push for ban on cluster bombsupdated: Mon May 19 2008 07:05:00

They are some of the world's ugliest weapons -- large, unreliable and notoriously inaccurate, wreaking havoc long after the end of armed conflict.

Time.com: Interpol: Chavez Has Arms Buildupupdated: Fri May 16 2008 11:00:00

Interpol documents suggest a dramatic arms buildup by President Hugo Chavez could benefit leftist guerrillas that the U.S. has spent billions to defeat

Time.com: Bush Missile Defense is Challengedupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 11:00:00

Russia has failed to shoot down the Bush administration's missile defense ambitions. But the high-priced project still faces hostile political forces at home and abroad

'Most-wanted' arms dealer arrested in Thailandupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 02:09:00

For years, Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout made millions of dollars delivering weapons and ammunition to warlords and militants, officials say.

Time.com: Europe's Missile Shield: NIE Casualty?updated: Thu Dec 06 2007 10:00:00

The U.S. has argued that Iranian, rather than Russian, missiles are the target of its planned defensive system. That may have become a tougher sell

U.S. extradition for arms dealerupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 08:32:00

A Spanish court Friday agreed to allow the extradition to the United States of a Syrian-born arms dealer charged with conspiring to sell weapons to a Colombian terrorist group and conspiring to kill Americans.

Air Force investigates mistaken transport of nuclear warheadsupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 01:47:00

Six nuclear warheads on cruise missiles were mistakenly carried on a flight from North Dakota to Louisiana last week, prompting a major investigation, military officials have confirmed.

Nukes flown across U.S.updated: Thu Sep 06 2007 01:47:00

Nukes flown across U.S.

Rocket launcher tube found on lawnupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 05:49:00

Police and FBI agents are investigating the discovery of an empty rocket launcher tube on the front lawn of a Jersey City, New Jersey, home, FBI spokesman Sean Quinn said.

Gunmen kill at least 40 in Iraq market attackupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 05:34:00

A coordinated attack Monday in Mahmoudiya south of Baghdad killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens, and small-arms fire killed a U.S. soldier in the capital.

U.S. charges 18 in Russian weapons-smuggling plotupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 11:13:00

U.S. authorities on Tuesday announced the arrests of more than a dozen men on charges of attempting to smuggle Russian-made military weapons into the United States for sale to terrorists.

Studios of terrorupdated: Tue Feb 15 2005 13:21:00

The house at No. 5, Momir Asma bin Mohammed Street should have been unremarkable.

Australia, U.S. talk on missilesupdated: Wed Jan 19 2005 19:48:00

Close allies Australia and the United States are continuing their talks on missile defense cooperation, concentrating on research and development, the Australian government said Thursday.

Police find ETA arms in Franceupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 10:13:00

Police have found two new arms caches belonging to ETA in southwest France, two weeks after the Basque separatist group's suspected leader was captured in France, Spanish officials say.

Missiles found in ETA searchupdated: Tue Oct 05 2004 08:18:00

French police have found two Russian-made missiles in a search for arms caches following the arrest of the suspected top leader of the Basque separatist group ETA, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

Israel targets suspected militantsupdated: Sat Sep 25 2004 01:09:00

An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at an area near the Palestinian Khan Yunis refugee camp, hitting two out of four terror cells, the Israel military said.

U.S. targeting insurgents in northern Iraqupdated: Thu Sep 09 2004 00:05:00

U.S.-led multinational troops and Iraqi security forces launched an operation Thursday to oust "anti-Iraqi" fighters who have overrun the northern Iraqi city of Tall 'Afar, the U.S. military said.

Canberra long-range missile threatupdated: Wed Aug 25 2004 23:54:00

Australia has risked upsetting its regional neighbors with a decision to add long-range stealth missiles to its defense arsenal.

Penhaul: Fallujah scene of intense gunbattlesupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 09:39:00

U.S. Marines, backed by helicopter gunships and fighter jets, engaged in a raging firefight Monday with insurgents in Fallujah, a stronghold of resistance to the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.

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