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Paramilitary policemen and members of a gun salute team fire cannons during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China, August 1, 2015. China will hold the parade on September 3, Picture taken August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

China To Parade High-Tech Weaponry In Signal Of Strength, And Shop Window

China has poured capital into developing its home-grown weapons industry with an eye toward export markets as it projects greater military power in disputed waters in the South and East China Seas.

August 28, 2015
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Can States Slow The Flow Of Military Equipment To Police?

Lawmakers look to tamp down the “law enforcement-industrial complex” in order to avoid another Ferguson.

March 26, 2015

Arms Peddlers Discover Your Town… And Tax Dollars

Here’s how police departments like Ferguson’s end up armed to the teeth.

December 3, 2014

U.S. Capital Votes To Allow Concealed Firearms

After a unanimous vote from city council members, carrying concealed weapons in the streets of Washington D.C. will be allowed.

September 24, 2014

Marine Held In Mexico On Weapons Charges Set For Third Hearing

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Marine held in a Mexican prison on weapons charges since April 1 is slated to attend his third evidentiary hearing Tuesday in Tijuana where his attorney plans to argue that his rights were violated by the arresting officers. The hearing is likely to take […]

September 9, 2014

U.S. Pledges Arms For Lebanon Army After Jihadist Clashes

Beirut (AFP) — The United States will supply Lebanon’s army with additional munitions and ordnance in a bid to bolster the force after clashes with jihadists, the U.S. ambassador to Beirut said Thursday. The new assistance comes after Lebanon’s military requested emergency aid following unprecedented clashes with jihadists in the eastern Arsal region of the […]

August 14, 2014

White House In The Dark Over Arms Supplies To Israel: Report

Washington (AFP) — Israel secured supplies of ammunition from the Pentagon last month without the approval of the White House or the State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Since officials there were caught off guard as they tried to restrain Israel’s campaign in Gaza, the administration of President Barack Obama has tightened controls […]

August 14, 2014

U.S. Shipping Arms To Iraqi Kurds: Official

Washington (AFP) — The United States has begun urgently shipping weapons to the Iraqi Kurdish forces battling an advance by extremist Islamic State militants, a State Department spokeswoman said Monday. “We’re working with the government of Iraq to increasingly and very quickly get urgently needed arms to the Kurds,” Marie Harf told CNN. “This includes […]

August 11, 2014

Dozens Killed In Syria, Watchdog To Probe Chlorine Claims

Damascus (AFP) – Around 60 people were killed in Syria’s Damascus and Homs on Tuesday, as an international watchdog said it would probe alleged chlorine attacks in the country. Meanwhile, the parliament speaker said four new candidates had registered for next month’s presidential election, expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office despite the civil war, […]

April 29, 2014

U.S. Must Have OK’d Transfer Of Missiles Seen In Syria Rebel Videos, Experts Say

By Mitchell Prothero and Jonathan S. Landay, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIRUT — The heavy anti-tank missiles recently shown in videos being fired by Western-backed Syrian rebels were manufactured in the United States, and their transfer to the rebels would have required direct American government approval, according to experts in international weapons deals. That makes the […]

April 22, 2014

Germany Halts Major Arms Deal With Russia

Berlin (AFP) – Germany said Wednesday any arms trading with Moscow was currently “indefensible” as it halted a major deal to provide a fully equipped training camp to Russian forces. Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced the suspension of the Rheinmetall project as Moscow tightened its grip on the flashpoint Crimean peninsula.   AFP Photo/Odd Andersen

March 19, 2014

Case Against American Man Illustrates Canada’s Zero-Tolerance Gun Policy

By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times Louis DiNatale didn’t intend to enter Canada when he and his wife wound up on a bridge from New York state to Ontario province one day in September, misdirected by an unreliable GPS. What began as an American couple’s getaway to Vermont quickly turned into a lesson on the […]

February 3, 2014

MRAP, Maxx, And The Militarization Of Our Local Police Forces

What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It’s still a mystery how Santa Claus got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a nifty present that most children could only dream about: A big honkin’, steel-clad, war toy called MRAP. But Bastrop is not a 6-year-old child, and an MRAP is not a toy. Bastrop is […]

January 8, 2014