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Diane Barnes is a reporter with Global Security Newswire, having first joined the publication as a staff writer in 2007. She covers daily developments on Syria's chemical weapons, Iran's nuclear program, strategic arms control and other issues. Barnes has contributed to publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Palm Beach Post and the London Daily Telegraph. She is a graduate of George Washington University.

Latest From Diane Barnes

New Algorithm May Help Airport Scans Detect Nuclear Smuggling

Scientists may have discovered how they can reprogram X-ray scanners to more effectively spot bomb-usable nuclear materials in airline bags.

Boston Debates Banning Deadliest Pathogens From New Biolab

Boston is set this week to debate whether to ban a new, downtown biodefense laboratory from studying some of the world's deadliest disease agents.

Japan's Plutonium Plan Hits New, Local Obstacles

Japan's case for stockpiling plutonium risks being undercut by new, local moves to stop the nation's power plants from running on the bomb-usable material.

Pentagon Poised to Revamp Counter-WMD Strategy

The U.S. Defense Department may be "weeks" from updating an 8-year-old strategy for countering weapons of mass destruction, a senior official says.

Land-Based Nuclear Missiles Escape Drastic Cut Under Pentagon Plan

Land-based nuclear missiles came away relatively unscathed under a new U.S. Defense Department arms-reduction proposal, amid lawmaker fears of deeper cuts.

Senators Press for Sanctions Threat Over Iran's Oil Sales

U.S. Senate advocates of Iran sanctions urged President Obama to re-instate punitive steps against Iran if it sells more oil than a November deal allows.

Pentagon: B-61 Bomb Update Faces Possible Delays

U.S. Defense Department experts see a danger of delays in work on a key nuclear-bomb component under development at multiple federal agencies.

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New Algorithm May Help Airport Scans Detect Nuclear Smuggling

Scientists may have discovered how they can reprogram X-ray scanners to more effectively spot bomb-usable nuclear materials in airline bags.

Boston Debates Banning Deadliest Pathogens From New Biolab

Boston is set this week to debate whether to ban a new, downtown biodefense laboratory from studying some of the world's deadliest disease agents.

Japan's Plutonium Plan Hits New, Local Obstacles

Japan's case for stockpiling plutonium risks being undercut by new, local moves to stop the nation's power plants from running on the bomb-usable material.

Pentagon Poised to Revamp Counter-WMD Strategy

The U.S. Defense Department may be "weeks" from updating an 8-year-old strategy for countering weapons of mass destruction, a senior official says.

Land-Based Nuclear Missiles Escape Drastic Cut Under Pentagon Plan

Land-based nuclear missiles came away relatively unscathed under a new U.S. Defense Department arms-reduction proposal, amid lawmaker fears of deeper cuts.

Senators Press for Sanctions Threat Over Iran's Oil Sales

U.S. Senate advocates of Iran sanctions urged President Obama to re-instate punitive steps against Iran if it sells more oil than a November deal allows.

Pentagon: B-61 Bomb Update Faces Possible Delays

U.S. Defense Department experts see a danger of delays in work on a key nuclear-bomb component under development at multiple federal agencies.

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