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  • Is it time to quit the ICBM race? [tr]

    05/31/2017 5:49:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 30, 2017 | W.J. Hennigan and Ralph Vartabedian
    The sky over the turbulent Pacific was pitch-black earlier this month when a Minuteman III missile blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a column of fire that illuminated the California coastline for miles. The unarmed missile thundered past the outer reaches of the atmosphere, tracing a fiery arc around the globe before plunging into a lagoon at Kwajalein Atoll in the South Pacific, 4,200 miles away.
  • Seminar: Conventional War and Nuclear Escalation (Korean Peninsula Scenarios Video)

    04/15/2017 2:24:36 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 8 replies A great Youtube video detailing credible Korean scenarios.
  • India to ink mega Rafael fighter jet deal with France on Friday.

    09/21/2016 1:42:52 PM PDT · by axiomatical · 3 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9/21/2016 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: India will finally ink the deal for direct acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday, in what will be an urgently-needed booster dose for the country's dwindling air combat power. IAF, after all, is down to just 33 fighter squadrons when at least 42 are required for dissuasive deterrence against China and Pakistan. The first omni-role Rafale, also capable of delivering nuclear weapons, will touch down in India within three years. India can buy two to three Russian heavy-weight Sukhoi-30MKIs or five to six indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft for every Rafale. But it's also...
  • Russia to Launch Massive Ballistic Missile Test From Nuclear Subs

    03/04/2016 7:07:08 PM PST · by Sawdring · 20 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 3/3/2016
    Russia is about to test-launch a volley of intercontinental ballistic missiles from nuclear-powered submarines, during an exercise to test the combat readiness of its nuclear deterrence forces, according to a report in the newspaper Izvestia. The missiles will include the new Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile, which is intended as the future cornerstone of Russia's nuclear capability and is the country's most expensive weapons project.
  • Netanyahu Promises 'New Standard of Deterrence'

    09/15/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/9/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an emergency security meeting at his office in Jerusalem on Tuesday night, after the wave of terror attacks in Jerusalem over the Rosh Hashanah holiday including massive riots on the Temple Mount and a lethal rock attack. "We will fight through all means necessary against rock throwers, firebomb and pipe bomb throwers, and those who shoot fireworks to harm citizens and police officers," said Netanyahu. "On the eve of the holiday it was again proven that rock throwing can kill," he added. "These activities will meet a very strong response of punishment and prevention. We...
  • Only Deterrence Can Prevent War [Peace Through Strength]

    09/04/2014 5:51:02 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/4/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Most aggressors take stupid risks only when they feel they won't be stopped. The world seems to be falling apart. Only lunatics from North Korea or Iran once mumbled about using nuclear weapons against their supposed enemies. Now Vladimir Putin, after gobbling up the Crimea, points to his nuclear arsenal and warns the West not to “mess” with Russia. The Middle East terrorist group the Islamic State keeps beheading its captives and threatening the West. Meanwhile Obama admits to the world that we “don’t have a strategy yet” for dealing with such barbaric terrorists. Not long ago he compared them...
  • John Kennedy's Final Public Address "Texas Hotel Speech"

    11/23/2013 11:06:56 PM PST · by Prospero · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/21/2013 | John Kennedy
    About seventeen years after the murder of John F. Kennedy, I was given the opportunity to watch an archived film of the President's last public remarks, a short speech to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Friday morning, November 22, 1963.Having been impressed, I still remembered a line or two, and I briefly searched for what I hoped would be unedited footage. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find what was to be found had been heavily edited.There may be better copies of his full remakrs out there, but I did finally stumble on one unedited whole tape with...
  • Who Was Fred Ikle?

    11/17/2011 8:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 17, 2011 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- The death of Fred Ikle last week inspires me to prophesy. Thus far, only the redoubtable Wall Street Journal has remarked on Fred's passing. That he was a formidable mind during the Cold War and important to the peaceful settlement of that decades-long struggle is remembered thanks to the Journal. Yet, to the rest of the media, he is a minor figure -- perhaps a menacing figure. We shall see what they say, but I am not holding my breath. This is the way liberalism creates the Kultursmog, which is to say, the politicized culture that surrounds us....
  • Violent crime spikes after Camden halves police force

    03/08/2011 2:27:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 03/07/2011 | By Liz Goodwin
    Two months after Camden, NJ, laid off 160 police officers, city prosecutors have released a sobering report showing a dramatic rise in violent crime in the drug-and-crime-ridden city of 80,000 residents. Aggravated assaults with firearms jumped 259 percent in January and February compared to last year, and violent crime over all is up 19 percent, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Murders and robberies, however, were down for the period.
  • NATO needs an anti-missile defence system

    03/12/2010 11:14:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 521+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | 3/12/2010 | AFP via Google
    NATO needs to develop an anti-missile defence system as a deterrence, the alliance chief said Friday, while seeking to assure Moscow that the organisation posed no threat to Russia. "We must develop an effective missile defence," NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told an international conference in the Polish capital. "In the coming years we will probably face many more countries and possibly even some non-state actors armed with long-range missiles and nuclear capabilities," he said. Rasmussen also insisted later during a press conference that "a nuclear capability will remain an essential part of a credible deterrence in the future."...
  • (3rd LD) U.S. vows unlimited deterrence against N. Korea

    10/22/2009 1:41:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 575+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/22/09 | Sam Kim
    (3rd LD) U.S. vows unlimited deterrence against N. Korea By Sam Kim SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Yonhap) -- The U.S. pledged Thursday to mobilize its warfighting assets to their maximum capacity if needed to defend South Korea against North Korea, which continues to develop its nuclear and missile capabilities. U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates "reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to provide extended deterrence for the ROK, using the full range of military capabilities, to include the U.S. nuclear umbrella, conventional strike, and missile capabilities," according to a joint statement with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young.
  • Disarming North Korea (Charles Krauthammer)

    10/12/2006 9:58:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 834+ views
    Townhall ^ | 10/13/06 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>Now that's deterrence.</p> <p>Kennedy was pledging that if any nuke was launched from Cuba, the United States would not even bother with Cuba but go directly to the source and bring the apocalypse to Russia with a massive nuclear attack.</p>
  • America&#8217;s Strategic Fix and Our New Decision Points

    08/25/2006 6:59:53 PM PDT · by MaximusRules · 8 replies · 651+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2006 | LTC Joseph C. Myers
    America is at war? —no we are not. Don’t kid yourself. The U.S. Army is at war, the Marines are at war and other elements of our armed forces are at war. But are you at war? Do you feel like you are in a war? Is this war having any tangible effect on your day to day life? As a nation that claims to be at war we are in a grave position in it. America is strategically fixed...
  • Six Scuds and a Dud - Why Should We Care?

    07/21/2006 9:27:38 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 24 replies · 1,730+ views
    High Frontier ^ | July 14, 2006 | Henry F. Cooper
    High Frontier Strategic Issues Policy Brief July 14, 2006 “Six Scuds and a Dud” – Why should we care? By Henry F. Cooper 1 (Stanton Coalition Presentation) On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume referred to North Korea’s intrusion on our July 4 celebration with their launch of “Six Scuds and a Dud,” and implied this was not a particularly significant event. I beg to differ. The Dud Problem First, the “dud,” their failed test of a Taepodong-2, involved a three stage rocket presumably intended to deliver a modern nuclear weapon to Hawaii, Alaska or the Northwestern continental United States. And...
  • '60s nuclear bomb gets life extension

    06/30/2006 7:02:55 PM PDT · by edpc · 23 replies · 915+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2006 | Bill Gertz
    The Energy Department has completed the first life extension on a 1960s-era nuclear bomb that is part of the Pentagon's strategic deterrent, a senior department official said yesterday. "Completing the B61 first production unit is an important step in keeping our nuclear weapons stockpile safe and reliable," said Tom D'Agostino, deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department's National Nuclear Security Administration.
  • Why We Can’t Deter Iran (because we aren’t)

    06/06/2006 4:00:52 PM PDT · by MaximusRules · 17 replies · 728+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 6 June 2006 | LTC Joseph C. Myers
    "The Iranian nuclear program crisis is currently presenting the greatest challenge to the national security strategy of the Bush Administration. Strategists, diplomats and policy makers are all hard at work trying to craft a course of action and an international coalition that will dissuade and/or prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons... So absent military action and the West’s acquiescence to a nuclear armed Iran, can Iran be deterred from proliferating nuclear weapons and associated technology? Can we be assured they won’t pass one to a proxy? The answer is no, at least as current US strategies are crafted..."
  • Of Mullahs And MADness

    05/21/2006 1:50:23 AM PDT · by Khepri · 8 replies · 443+ views
    National Journal ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 | Paul Starobin
    In the summer of 1963, a secret report handed to John F. Kennedy's White House generated colossal anxiety. The "Special National Intelligence Estimate," prepared by the CIA, found that Communist China was close to obtaining nuclear weapons. Yikes! The very idea of Mao Zedong and his band of Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries possessing nukes was enough to prompt the Kennedy squad to consider a pre-emptive military strike to take out China's weapons program. The American public, accustomed to sensationalist (and often blatantly racist) propaganda portraying the Chinese as "the Yellow Peril," might well have cheered such an assault. But the intelligence appraisal...
  • Zero tolerance could nip crime careers in the bud (NZ Editorial)

    04/23/2006 3:59:00 PM PDT · by DieHard the Hunter · 13 replies · 396+ views
    The Press (Christchurch NZ) ^ | 14 March 2006 | Michael Bassett
    Zero tolerance could nip crime careers in the bud 14 March 2006 Several titillating newspaper columns have recently been devoted to bail rules, rising prisoner numbers, jails, and the lack of criminal rehabilitation. The killer of Hinewaoriki "Lillybing" Karaitiana-Matiaha boasts she is not reformed. Special pleaders push pet theories. However, no journalist seems game to tackle the cause of the growing problems faced by the police, the justice system, and the wider community that relies on their protection. Why do gangs fight openly in suburban streets and small towns? Why do the police fail to follow up on most burglaries...
  • New Threats Demand New Approach to Deterrence, Defense

    03/31/2006 3:39:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 231+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Mar 30, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, March 30, 2006 – The old concept of mutually assured destruction -- the idea that a nuclear attack would have such devastating consequences that neither the United States nor its foes would dare launch one -- isn't enough of a deterrent in today's strategic environment, a senior defense official told Congress yesterday. "The new strategic environment requires new approaches to deterrence and defense," Peter Flory, assistant secretary for international security policy, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee's strategic forces subcommittee. The country's strategic deterrence no longer rests simply on its ability to inflict devastating consequences on...
  • january 12, 1954--Dulles Announces Strategy of Massive Retaliation

    01/12/2006 11:16:09 AM PST · by Fiji Hill · 4 replies · 612+ views
    Department of State Bulletin ^ | 1954 | John Foster Dulles
    Fifty-one years ago today, in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations, an influentual New York-based think tank, US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles outlined what became known as the policy of massive retaliation. He explained to his listeners that the US would no longer allow itself to be drawn into conventional regional conflicts such as the Korean War--or, for that matter, Vietnam--but would reserve the right to respond to Communist aggression with "massive rataliatory poser" applied at places and with means of its own choosing--or, in other words, nuclear weapons might be used directly against the Soviet...