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Rachel Oswald

Rachel Oswald
Rachel Oswald is a reporter for Global Security Newswire, where she covers a wide range of defense issues, including North Korea and missile defense. Prior to joining GSN in 2009, Rachel covered Georgia politics and local government for more than two years at The Covington News, where she won four Georgia Press Association awards for investigative journalism and business reporting. In 2013, she traveled to Kazakhstan as an International Reporting Project fellow where she reported on nonproliferation issues. She is a graduate of the George Washington University, where she majored in Middle Eastern Studies.
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Senate Bill Mandates Study of Nuclear-Arms Storage Sites

The legislation would require the Pentagon to study how to modernize facilities storing U.S. nuclear warheads.

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U.S.-China Nuclear Security Exchanges Hampered by Lingering Suspicions

Years after Washington accused China of nuclear espionage, the subject of resuming laboratory-to-laboratory exchanges among scientists remains a sensitive one.

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Independent Experts Can Now Get Sharper Satellite Images of North Korea, Iran

Commerce OKs DigitalGlobe's license request to sell its highest-resolution photos to commercial clients.

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Expert: Curbing Tech Transfers Isn't Stopping Nuclear Proliferation

R. Scott Kemp argues that policymakers are overly reliant on limiting international market access to certain sensitive technologies.

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Feds Are Sharing Less Weapons of Mass Destruction Info With Lawmakers

Congress requires the government to report on the nuclear and missile programs of Iran, North Korea and Syria.

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Energy to Spend Millions on Improving Arms Control Verification Methods

A consortium of universities will investigate geophysical models for aiding in the confirmation of underground atomic explosions.

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Negligence to Blame in All 73 Incidents of Missing Radioactive Materials in 2013, Report Finds

Researchers call for 'improved training in nuclear materials security and enhanced end-user accountability.'

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Energy Dept. Seeks $8.3 Billion for 2015 Nuclear-Arsenal Work

Some $2.7 billion sought for aging U.S. warheads, including the B-61 gravity bomb.

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Technology That Undercuts Missile Defense Should Face Tighter Export Controls, Report Says

The policy paper was produced by the RAND Corp. for the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

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Nuclear Agency Faulted in Nonproliferation Cost Overruns

NNSA failed to analyze 'root causes' of program's expanding price tag, GAO says.

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New Radar Sought by Congress Likely Would Be Fielded in Alaska, Sources Say

Defense bill calls for another X-band radar system to help counter a nuclear attack.

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Chemical Arms in Panama Won't Be Sent to U.S. for Disposal, Pentagon Says

The degrading toxin-filled munitions were abandoned by the U.S. Army in 1947.

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Senator Seeks to Prevent NATO Use of Chinese Technology

Amendment pertains to a possible Turkish effort to buy an antimissile system from Beijing.

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Q&A: Author Says Pentagon Underreported Nuclear-Weapon Accidents

Eric Schlosser worries there's not enough public awareness about the danger such weapons still pose.

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First U.S. patriot battery goes live in Turkey

Four other Patriot batteries supplied by the Netherlands and Germany are already operating under NATO command and control in the nation's southwest.

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North Korea's nuclear test intentions are a puzzle

The reclusive regime closely guards all aspects of its weapons program.

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Napolitano suggests DHS will never meet cargo scanning mandate

Last spring, Homeland Security chief told lawmakers it would cost $16 billion to deploy screening technology at all the international seaports that send cargo to the United States.