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Chemical weapons team finally set to enter Douma

Chemical weapons team finally set to enter Douma

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International chemical weapons experts are set to finally enter Douma in Syria after a UN security team went in to assess the situation.Inspectors from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will go in on Wednesday if the UN team decides "the situation is sound", according to Syria's UN ambassador, Bashar Ja'afariThey will investigate an alleged poison gas attack by the Syrian regime which is said to have killed at least 70 people.Mr Ja'afari said on Tuesday: "Today the UN security team entered Douma... in order to assess the security situation on the ground and if this United Nations security team decided that the situation is sound in Douma then the fact-finding mission will begin its work in Douma tomorrow."The Syrian government did all that it can do to facilit...
US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Nikki Haley

US is 'locked and loaded' if Syria uses chemical weapons again: Nikki Haley

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The U.S. announced that overnight airstrikes succeeded in dealing a severe blow against the Syrian government's capacity to use chemical weapons. But U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley also warned Saturday that the U.S. is "locked and loaded" in case Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons again. "Last night, we successfully hit the heart of Syria’s chemical weapons enterprise, and because of these actions, we are confident that we have crippled Syria’s chemical weapons program," Haley said at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. "I spoke to the president this morning and he said that if the Syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again, the United States is locked and loaded." She added, "When our president draws a red line, our president enforces the red line." T
Army orders night vision goggles, thermal weapons sights from BAE

Army orders night vision goggles, thermal weapons sights from BAE

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March 22 (UPI) -- BAE Systems was tapped by the U.S. Army for night vision goggles and thermal weapon sights in an effort to bolster combat marksmanship during night operations.The company announced the two-order five-year contract, valued at more than $ 97 million, on Wednesday. The contract is a part of a $ 434 million contract awarded to BAE Systems in 2015 by the U.S. Army.The agreement enables BAE Systems to provide U.S. Army soldiers with the newly minted, third generation enhanced night vision goggles, or ENVG.The new ENVG's will be wirelessly linked to the new Family of Weapon Sight-Individual weapon sight, or FWS-I, which is an infrared laser sight, meaning that the laser can only be seen through night vision goggles.The combination of the ENVG and the FWS-I makes up BAE Systems' ...
US: Russia's super weapons break Cold War treaties

US: Russia's super weapons break Cold War treaties

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The US has accused Russia of breaching cold-war treaties by developing a new generation of "invincible" weapons and submarines It follows the unveiling by President Putin of what he claimed was a new arsenal of advanced weaponry including nuclear devices immune to enemy interception.Illustrated by computerised animations, including one that appeared to show an attack on Florida, Mr Putin used his state-of-the-nation speech to warn that Moscow would regard a nuclear attack on its allies as an attack on Russia itself and would respond swiftly."We would consider any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies to be a nuclear attack on our country. The response would be immediate," he told the audience of Russian politicians and senior officials.Image:Mr Putin was addressing Russian po...