In a statement posted on the State Department website on March 15, Secretary of State John Kerry expressed U.S. support for the UN Arms Trade Treaty.
“The United States is steadfast in its commitment to achieve a strong and effective Arms Trade Treaty that helps address the adverse effects of the international arms trade on global peace and stability,” read the statement.
The U.K.'s Guardian reports that before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, both the CIA and the U.K.'s intelligence service were informed by sources coming from Iraq's head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.
Despite his failure to publish the rules he follows in executing the drone war, President Obama wants to draft guidelines for other nations to follow in the use of drones.
In a report published online on March 11, Jason Ditz, research editor at Antiwar.com, used the strained meeting on Monday between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as the backdrop to assert that the U.S. occupation of the war-torn nation “is flying apart at the seams, with insider attacks and popular opposition once again on the rise.”