Global Security Newswire
Daily News on Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Weapons, Terrorism and Related Issues
Taiwan to Combine Missile Defense Operations
Taiwan has announced plans to combine its missile defense operations under one managing entity to enable the military to more quickly counter potential missile threats, Taiwan Today reported on Monday (see GSN, Dec. 19, 2011).
Senior military officials were recently reported to have said the change was necessitated by developments in the Taiwan Strait and the requirements of the armed forces.
The core of Taiwan's air-defense weaponry, including Patriot Advanced Capability 3 interceptors, would after Thursday be transferred from the air force's artillery branch to the National Defense Ministry's missile command.
Jan. 9, 2014
The UNSCR 1540 implementation process in sub-Saharan Africa has been slow. As of October 2011, 26 of the 48 states in the region have submitted 1540 national reports.
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.
This article provides an overview of Taiwan’s historical and current policies relating to nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.