As weapons inspections continued in Iraq, permanent members of the UN Security Council submitted competing proposals February 24 intended to address Baghdad’s failure to disarm.
On December 2, President George W. Bush signed the fiscal year 2003 Defense Authorization Act, which grants him temporary authority to waive congressionally...
On December 11, the Bush administration released a three-prong strategy for tackling threats posed by biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons.
For the first time since declaring itself a nuclear-weapon state in 1998, India publicly announced a formal nuclear command structure under civilian control January 4.
In a provocative decision, North Korea announced December 12 that it was restarting nuclear facilities that had been frozen since 1994, and it ordered international monitors to leave the country.
Spanish and U.S. forces intercepted and searched a ship December 9 carrying a shipment of Scud missiles and related cargo from North Korea to Yemen.