Arms Control

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:19
A CIA-backed anti-Assad militia reportedly killed at least one senior Russian military official this week with an American TOW anti-tank missile. Is this a Soviet-Afghan replay?
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 05:19
High ranking members of the Dominican Republic security forces have been arrested for arms trafficking in a case that reveals how corrupt networks of officials allegedly use U.S. gun suppliers and false documents to skirt the country's gun control regulations.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 09:11
The United Nations Security Council should place an arms embargo on South Sudan, while the oil-rich country's President Salva Kiir and a rebel leader qualify to be sanctioned over atrocities in a two-year civil war, U.N. sanctions monitors said in an annual report. The confidential report by a U.N. panel that monitors the conflict in South Sudan for the Security Council stated that Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are still completely in charge of their forces and are therefore directly to blame for killing civilians and other actions that warrant sanctions. A copy of the report was seen by Reuters on Monday.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 08:02
South Sudan has deployed S-125 (SA-3) surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), which it appears to have acquired from its neighbour Uganda, and QW-2 Vanguard SAMs from China. This is according to IHS Jane's Defence Weekly, which analysed satellite data to reveal that South Sudan has had the S-125 missiles since at least 2013.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 07:30
From 2009 to 2014, more than 73,000 guns that were seized in Mexico were traced to the U.S., according to a new update on the effort to fight weapons trafficking along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 07:44
According to data from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), 73,684 firearms (about 70 percent) seized in Mexico and traced from 2009 to 2014 originated in the United States.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 06:28
Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday signed a Joint Action Plan to improve efforts against nuclear and radiological smuggling.
Monday, January 11, 2016 - 08:23
Efforts to combat illegal gunrunning from the United States to Mexico has stumbled in recent years, hampered by less cooperation between U.S. and Mexican officials, according to a report from a U.S. federal watchdog agency obtained by Reuters. The draft report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), to be released after the latest arrest of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, also criticized U.S. law enforcement agencies for not ensuring they are effectively working together to fight arms smuggling by Mexico's ruthless drug cartels.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 07:39
In recent years Mexico has seen a wave of drug-related violence, and more than 180,000 homicides since 2007. Lax gun laws in the United States, which allow firearms to flow easily acrossthe border, have significantly contributed to this death toll.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:38
Lockheed Martin has won a new $1.1 billion contract to produce Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles, including the latest version of the interceptor for the US Army, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South Korea, the company announced Monday.