Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Japan Years From Plan to Hit Enemy Ballistic Missiles: Insider
Japan would need a minimum of four or five more years to finalize any blueprint for a capacity to conduct advance strikes against foreign ballistic missile threats, a senior Defense Ministry insider told the Mainichi Daily News for a Tuesday report.
Implementing the recommendation from last week's draft ministry report would require U.S. approval, as well as a funding source to acquire defensive cruise missiles, according to the newspaper. It is still uncertain if a final security assessment due out later this year would include the call in its entirety.
Meanwhile, the United States has toured Japanese and other dignitaries around certain nuclear command and launch facilities in an effort to strengthen international confidence in U.S. extended deterrence capabilities, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Tuesday.
Nov. 8, 2013
This report is part of a collection examining implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all states to implement measures aimed at preventing non-state actors from acquiring NBC weapons, related materials, and their means of delivery. It details implementation efforts in Central America, South America and the Caribbean to-date.
July 15, 2013
The submarine proliferation resource collection is designed to highlight global trends in the sale and acquisition of diesel- and nuclear-powered submarines. It is structured on a country-by-country basis, with each country profile consisting of information on capabilities, imports and exports.
This article provides an overview of the United States’ historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.