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Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues Thursday, June 28, 2012
TOP STORIES 6/28/2012 TOUGHER U.S. LINE MIGHT HAVE PRECLUDED NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN: ENVOYS The latest multilateral gathering on Iran's disputed nuclear efforts might have failed to yield a bargain due in part to a less flexible posture assumed by the Obama administration, al-Monitor on Wednesday quoted sources from participating governments as saying. CDC BIODEFENSE FACILITY HAS HISTORY OF SECURITY ISSUES A premiere U.S. biodefense facility in Atlanta has a track record of security lapses in addition to the February incident that could have exposed personnel to unventilated air from a high-risk part of the laboratory, USA Today reported on Wednesday. PENTAGON WARNS OF REPERCUSSIONS IF MEADS NOT FUNDED The U.S. Defense Department is urging Congress to grant its request for one more year of funding for a divisive multinational project to develop new battlefield antimissile technology, warning that an abrupt pullout from the effort would have substantive negative economic and diplomatic repercussions, Reuters reported on Wednesday. NUCLEAR 6/28/2012 MORE STEPS NEEDED ON NNSA OPERATIONS OVERSIGHT: GAO The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration should take additional steps to address shortcomings in its oversight of significant long-term initiatives and activities carried out by private firms, the Government Accountability Office said in congressional testimony issued on Wednesday. NEARLY ALL HIGH-SECURITY ATOMIC MATERIAL PULLED FROM LIVERMORE LAB The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California has transferred all but 3 percent of its closely guarded "special nuclear material" to other government sites, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration announced on Wednesday. FILIPINO LAWMAKER WANTS INVESTIGATION INTO DOCKING OF U.S. NUCLEAR VESSELS A Filipino lawmaker is calling for a congressional investigation regarding whether the docking of atomic-powered U.S. submarines and other naval vessels in Subic Bay represents a breach of the prohibition against nuclear weapons anywhere in the Philippines, the local Business World newspaper reported on Tuesday. DELIVERY SYSTEMS 6/28/2012 U.S. WANTS MORE CLARITY FROM MYANMAR ON TIES TO NORTH KOREA: ENVOY A senior U.S. diplomat on Wednesday said even as the United States' increases its engagement with Myanmar, it will continue to voice concerns regarding relations between the Southeast Asian country and North Korea. RUSSIA SHORTENS TIMETABLE FOR S-500 DEPLOYMENT Russia's new S-500 air-defense weapon could start being placed into operation as soon as next year, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday. TERRORISM 6/28/2012 SAUDI NATIONAL CONVICTED ON WMD CHARGE IN TEXAS TERROR CASE A federal jury in Texas on Wednesday found a Saudi man guilty of plotting to bomb key U.S. locations such as atomic energy sites, the Associated Press reported. OTHER 6/28/2012 RESPONSE WORRIES SEEN HOLDING UP MINUTEMAN ICBM TRIAL The United States might have postponed a scheduled Minuteman 3 ICBM trial flight on three occasions this year over worries about possible responses from China and Russia, executive branch armaments regulation personnel said in remarks reported on Wednesday by the Washington Times.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"His focus was on jihad and he was marching down that road." Denise Williams, U.S. federal prosecutor, describing Saudi nation Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, who was found guilty of plotting to build and use chemical bombs to attack key U.S. sites such as nuclear energy plants.
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