The Voice of Russia, Nov 26, 2012
Russia and NATO have plans for a joint utilization of ammunition, Russian media reports say citing sources in the NATO headquarters in Brussels and in the Russian Defence Ministry. It is planned that the old ammunition will be scrapped with the use of NATO’s technologies and that Russia will finance the scrapping process, media reports say.
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World War II Bomb Detonated in Heart of Munich
Authorities detonated a World War II bomb in Munich on Tuesday night after efforts to defuse it were unsuccessful. Residents across the city heard the blast as windows shattered and several small fires started on area rooftops.
Unable to defuse a 250 kg bomb found buried one meter deep in the heart of the Bavarian capital, authorities elected to detonate the explosive on site. The controlled blast, finally carried out just before 10 p.m., sent a fireball into the night sky, shattered windows in the vicinity and resulted in several small fires on surrounding rooftops. Nobody was hurt.
American Killed in Libya Was on Mission to Track Weapons
One of the Americans killed alongside Ambassador Christopher Stevens in an attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya Tuesday was working with the State Department on an intelligence mission to round up dangerous weapons .
Glen Doherty, former Navy SEAL, worked as a contractor with the State Department and went into the field to track down MANPADS, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, and destroy them. After the fall of dictator Gadhafi, the State Department launched a mission to round up thousands of MANPADS that may have been looted from military installations across the country. U.S. officials were concerned the MANPADS could fall into the hands of terrorists, creating a threat to commercial airliners.