WEAPONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WEAPONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Each side blames the other for poison gas attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812307-68/government-attack-chemical-weapons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57812307-68/government-attack-chemical-weapons.html.csp">Each side blames the other for poison gas attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE BARNARDand BEN HUBBARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T22:37:48.795-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • Syrian state television and anti-government activists reported Saturday that poison gas had been used in a rebel-held village in the central province of Hama, with each side blaming its enemies for an attack they both said sickened more than 100 people. The attack took place Friday evening in the village of Kfar Zeita, sending streams of choking patients, including children, to poorly equipped field hospitals, according to local medics and videos posted online. Opposition activists sai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812307@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:37:48 MDT Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811299-82/amendment-court-federal-law.html.csp">Stevens: How to fix the Second Amendment: Add just five words</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Paul Stevens</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T15:10:01.974-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered automatic weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns. The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811299@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:10:01 MDT The Washington Post: Let military decide who carries guns on bases http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57791038-82/base-military-bases-carry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57791038-82/base-military-bases-carry.html.csp">The Washington Post: Let military decide who carries guns on bases</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T10:04:47.555-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After any mass shooting, a vocal faction in Congress insists that Americans would be safer if more people carried guns into restricted public places. Allowing teachers to carry firearms on campus struck us as not helpful. But now that Fort Hood, Texas, has seen its second rampage in five years, the argument seems stronger when applied to military bases: Aren’t they filled with well-trained, trustworthy marksmen who could take down would-be mass murderers? Why not allow military personnel to car...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791038@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:04:47 MDT The Washington Post: Missile malaise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786231-82/officers-cheating-force-missile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57786231-82/officers-cheating-force-missile.html.csp">The Washington Post: Missile malaise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T12:39:17.511-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 12:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Before they go on duty with U.S. nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, officers are trained in classrooms and simulators. They are schooled in weapons systems, missile code handling and emergency war orders, among other things. For decades, these missileers have been surrounded by a mystique. They were at the front lines of the Cold War — the officers in the silo who get the codes from a president and turn the keys to launch a nuclear-armed missile. But this mystique has been cloud...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57786231@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:39:17 MDT Buildings keep tumbling at Utah’s chemical weapons depot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57707870-90/amp-depot-chemical-weapons.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57707870-90/amp-depot-chemical-weapons.html.csp">Buildings keep tumbling at Utah’s chemical weapons depot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T22:42:32.652-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Demolition of the former Deseret Chemical Depot is progressing and may even be slightly ahead of schedule, according to an update provided Thursday. Demolition crews recently tore down a 90-foot tall, 200-foot wide structure used to cool and clean exhaust gases from the furnaces that helped destroy such weapons as mustard gas and nerve agents including sarin, Tabun and VX, according to the written update the project’s contractor provided. The update said the demolition is expected to be compl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57707870@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:42:32 MDT Key events in Syria’s uprising http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687892-68/syria-syrian-2013-chemical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687892-68/syria-syrian-2013-chemical.html.csp">Key events in Syria’s uprising</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:53:02.066-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s a look at some of the key events in the Syrian uprising as the conflict marks its third anniversary: March 2011 • Protests erupt in Daraa, Syria, over security forces’ detention of a group of boys accused of painting anti-government graffiti on the walls of their school.June 2011• Police and soldiers in Jisr al-Shughour in northeastern Syria join forces with the protesters they were ordered to shoot, Summer 2012• Fighting spreads to Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and its former commercial...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576878922014-03-15T22:53:02.066-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T22:53:02.066-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57687892@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:53:02 MDT Israel seizes Syrian rockets bound for Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57638647-68/israeli-rockets-ship-israel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57638647-68/israeli-rockets-ship-israel.html.csp">Israel seizes Syrian rockets bound for Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ISABEL KERSHNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T20:12:44.723-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israeli naval commandos intercepted and boarded a civilian ship in the southern Red Sea early Wednesday, preventing an attempt to smuggle an Iranian shipment of advanced rockets destined for Gaza, according to senior Israeli officials. The ship, identified as the Klos-C, was seized in international waters between Eritrea and Sudan, approximately 1,000 miles from the port of Eilat, Israel’s most southern point. It was carrying Syrian-manufactured M-302 rockets with a range of about 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57638647@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:12:44 MDT Iran says it won’t scrap any nuclear facility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57564476-68/iran-nuclear-six-talks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57564476-68/iran-nuclear-six-talks.html.csp">Iran says it won’t scrap any nuclear facility</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GEORGE JAHN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-18T21:48:07.417-06:00">Updated Feb 18, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vienna • Iran drew a red line on Tuesday on how far it would go at landmark nuclear talks, saying as the meeting opened that it would not buckle to pressure from the U.S. and five other world powers to scrap any of its nuclear facilities. The statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi suggested tough talks ahead, constituting a rejection of a central demand by the six countries. At the same time, neither side can afford to have the talks fail. Lack of agreement would leave Iran struggl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575644762014-02-18T21:48:07.417-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-18T21:48:07.417-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57564476@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:48:07 MDT Western-backed rebels in Syria name new military commander http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57558855-68/syrian-assad-opposition-bashir.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57558855-68/syrian-assad-opposition-bashir.html.csp">Western-backed rebels in Syria name new military commander</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-17T18:58:58.462-06:00">Updated Feb 17, 2014 06:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • After losing ground to Syrian forces and Islamic extremists for months, the Western-backed rebel movement announced Monday it was replacing its military chief with an experienced, moderate field commander from the south. The move is part of a broader restructuring aimed at persuading the U.S. and its allies to provide more sophisticated weapons to confront President Bashar Assad’s army after diplomatic efforts to end the war failed to take off. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, meanw...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575588552014-02-17T18:58:58.462-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-17T18:58:58.462-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57558855@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:58:58 MDT Huge hurdles in path of final Iran nuke deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57557198-68/iran-nuclear-final-samore.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57557198-68/iran-nuclear-final-samore.html.csp">Huge hurdles in path of final Iran nuke deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GEORGE JAHN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-17T18:42:15.832-06:00">Updated Feb 17, 2014 06:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vienna • It took months of arduous bargaining before Iran and six world powers could agree on a first-step nuclear deal. But the two sides may find the going even tougher Tuesday, when they start to confront hurdles standing in the path of a final accord. Tehran denies Western accusations that it wants — or worked on — nuclear arms. But on Nov. 24 it agreed to initial curbs on uranium enrichment — which can serve at different levels as the core of nuclear arms or reactor fuel — in exchange for s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575571982014-02-17T18:42:15.832-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-17T18:42:15.832-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57557198@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:42:15 MDT