WEAPONS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WEAPONS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp">U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. Against that backdrop, Attorney General Eric Holder said that when police and citizens need to restore calm, “I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583048692014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:02 MDT Letter: Obama is Chamberlain of 21st Century http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284514-82/obama-chamberlain-america-century.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58284514-82/obama-chamberlain-america-century.html.csp">Letter: Obama is Chamberlain of 21st Century</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:41:19.722-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Barack Obama will go down in history as the Neville Chamberlain the 21st century. He is too stupid to realize that he is confronted with the next Anti-christ (ISIS). Not to mention that he has turned his back on the greatest ally America has ever had (Israel). He lectures the nation and culture that is the destroyer of Antichrists on how they shouldn’t destabilize countries that where once in their sphere of influence and it would be better that the Ukraine be raped by the IMF and it supporters....</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> 58284514@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:19 MDT Letter: Our police have become too militaristic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234004-82/police-military-weapons-weapon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58234004-82/police-military-weapons-weapon.html.csp">Letter: Our police have become too militaristic</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:01.816-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two weeks ago, a low-grade military weapon was used by Detroit police to disperse a peaceful crowd that had gathered to protest the city’s water shutoffs. The weapon, which is not officially considered a”‘weapon,” was a LRAD, or Long Range Acoustic Device. It can be set to emit a sound which causes physical pain to the ears of those within range. The sound is so powerful it vibrates the bones of the skeleton. That was the setting used on the protesters. The pain was so intense, the crowd quickl...</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> 58234004@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:01 MDT North Korea fires short-range missile into sea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227237-68/korea-north-south-korean.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227237-68/korea-north-south-korean.html.csp">North Korea fires short-range missile into sea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HYUNG-JIN KIM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:51:06.256-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul, South Korea • North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Saturday, a South Korean defense official said, adding to its unusually high number of weapons tests this year. The launch came on the eve of the 61st anniversary of the signing of an armistice that ended the Korean War. The missile, fired from North Korea’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles) across the country before landing in the sea, the...</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> 58227237@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:51:06 MDT Letter: U.S. is complicit in Gaza bombing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198750-82/israel-gaza-civilians-attacks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198750-82/israel-gaza-civilians-attacks.html.csp">Letter: U.S. is complicit in Gaza bombing</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.413-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I am writing in regards to a recent piece in this publication about Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza. U.S. taxpayers fund 20 percent of Israel´s military, providing over $3.1 billion in weapons each year, making U.S. taxpayers deeply complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. The State Department and Congress could immediately end these attacks by suspending military aid to Israel and brokering a lasting cease-fire agreement and an end to Israel’s illegal blockade of the Gaza Stri...</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> 58198750@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Robinson: Why arming rebels can be a bad idea http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210238-82/aircraft-rebels-weapons-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58210238-82/aircraft-rebels-weapons-russia.html.csp">Robinson: Why arming rebels can be a bad idea</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eugene Robinson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T07:47:52.618-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 07:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying attention. By now there is little doubt that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with 298 people on board, was blasted out of the sky Thursday by a Russian-made SA-11 missile fired from eastern Ukraine. U.S. officials say they have solid evid...</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> 58210238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:47:52 MDT Letter: We should learn from Russia and Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198136-82/differs-humanitarian-leading-supporting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198136-82/differs-humanitarian-leading-supporting.html.csp">Letter: We should learn from Russia and Ukraine</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:33:43.404-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Putin is learning the painful reality of supporting, with money and weapons, a violent contingent in another country. Some among our own representatives and senators demand we do the same in Syria, Egypt, and elsewhere, despite our abysmal record doing exactly that in the Middle East. It does not bring peace. Promoting and supporting violence in another country differs from supplying humanitarian aid, just as leading every conflict available with the best armed forces differs from leading by ...</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> 58198136@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:33:43 MDT Iraq to U.N.: ‘Terrorists’ seize former chemical weapons site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58162902-68/chemical-iraq-weapons-warfare.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58162902-68/chemical-iraq-weapons-warfare.html.csp">Iraq to U.N.: ‘Terrorists’ seize former chemical weapons site</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDITH M. LEDERER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T21:08:04.302-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • The Islamic State extremist group has taken control of a former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad, where remnants of 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with the deadly nerve agent sarin are stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq said in a letter circulated Tuesday at the United Nations. The U.S. government played down the threat from the takeover, saying there are no intact chemical weapons and it would be very difficult, if not impos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581629022014-07-08T21:08:04.302-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-08T21:08:04.302-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58162902@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:08:04 MDT