Arms Control

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 06:02
AEL Sistemas, based in Porto Alegre, became a subsidiary of the Israeli company Elbit in 2001, at which time it began developing a new generation of Brazilian surveillance drones using Israeli technology. But the Hermes 900 was just one example of Brazil’s growing role in the booming global market for unmanned aerial systems.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 06:24
Signatories of a major treaty aimed at regulating the international arms trade should agree a number of key steps for its implementation at a conference this week, host nation Mexico said on Sunday.
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:00
The United States has informed the Turkish government that the U.S. deployment of Patriot air and missile defense units in Turkey which expires in October will not be renewed beyond the end of the current rotation. Other relevant Allies have also been consulted.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 07:17
Kuwait authorities seized a huge arms cache smuggled from Iraq and hidden beneath houses near the border, arresting three suspected members of a militant cell that was plotting to destabilize the country, local media said.
Friday, August 14, 2015 - 05:44
Zimbabwe’s defence minister, Sydney Sekeramayi has reportedly revealed that liberation war landmines have to date killed at least 1 550 civilians. he landmines in Zimbabwe were laid in the 1970s during former prime minister Ian Smith’s regime.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 06:39
Latvia’s top military chief, Lt. Gen. Raimonds Graube, announced plans to acquire Stinger anti-aircraft missiles from the US.
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:05
Researchers say the non-U.S.-made weapons flowing across the border into Mexico may account for at least a quarter of the illegal guns in Mexico, and maybe more than half. They also see a way for President Obama to stop the gun-runners without having to deal with Congress.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 06:01
The nine year period from 2005 to 2014 saw peacekeepers, including those from South Africa, in Sudan and South Sudan attacked more than 100 times and suffer the loss of hundreds of weapons and ammunition.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 11:09
Topics specifically addressed in this statement include how missile defense fits into overall defense policy, the critical role that missile defense capabilities play in supporting our alliances around the world, and how our regional missile defense capabilities support these goals.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:46

While guns trafficked into Mexico from U.S. stores and gun shows continue to be a blight on Mexico’s security landscape, the news about dozens of German assault rifles found near a major crime scene in Mexico last September highlight another way U.S. firearms could be fueling bloodshed in Mexico. If German firearms exported to Mexican states where corruption is rampant are fueling crime, to what extent are U.S.-government approved firearms exports to Mexico doing the same?