WASHINGTON — Two years ago this month, the first reports emerged that people in the eastern United States had become infected with the biological warfare agent anthrax. By the end of November, the 2001 anthrax attacks killed five people in Connecticut, Florida, New York and Washington, and sickened 13 others.
The United States is now turning its attention to other countries of concern beyond the original “axis of evil” nations of Iran, Iraq and North Korea, U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton said yesterday.
WASHINGTON — Amid repeated delays in missile defense rocket testing, Lockheed Martin acknowledged today that technical issues have slowed the development of its version of a booster rocket for the U.S. Ground-based Midcourse Defense program (see GSN, Oct. 8).
U.S. officials are seeking permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ship 300 pounds of weapon-grade plutonium to a French facility that will manufacture mixed-oxide fuel assemblies for a nuclear reactor in South Carolina, the Associated Press reported today (see GSN, May 15).
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday the United States is prepared to offer North Korea a nonaggression pledge in writing during the next round of multiparty talks on the Northeast Asian nuclear crisis (see GSN, Oct. 9).
U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced Friday that it received a U.S. Navy contract worth more than $800 million for the continued development of a sea-based missile defense system (see GSN, Aug. 21).