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  • Top Generals: U.S. Has ‘Squeezed’ the Life Out of Aging Nuclear Deterrence Systems

    03/09/2017 1:53:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 9, 2017 | Natalie Johnson
    The U.S. military is relying on zero-hour modernization to maintain its aging nuclear arsenal as an effective deterrent against adversaries, according to two top U.S. generals. Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee that the United States cannot defer nuclear modernization without "significant risk" to its deterrent capabilities, particularly as other countries like Russia and China are working to revolutionize their forces. "These systems will not remain viable forever. In fact, we are now at a point where we must concurrently recapitalize each component of our nuclear deterrent," Selva...
  • Arab who blinded Jew will not sit one day in prison

    02/27/2017 11:01:07 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/17 | Reut Hadar
    An Arab who fired a slingshot at Jews marching in Jerusalem's Old City and caused blindness in the eye of one of his victims will not sit a single day in prison, according to the verdict of Judge Avital Molad of the Juvenile Magistrates Court in Jerusalem. The incident took place five years ago....the Arabs had returned to the same place and began shooting marbles at the Jews with slingshots. One of the boys was hit by a marble in his eye, was sent to Hadassah Medical Center where he stayed for a few days and underwent surgery, almost completely...
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • Why the threat of ISIS underscores our need for a Second Amendment. (Vanity - Opinion)

    09/05/2014 5:15:07 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 13 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/5/2014 | Enterprise
    Armed citizens can be EVERYWHERE!
  • Video Shows IDF Deterrent at Low Point

    02/27/2013 2:38:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/2/13 | Gil Ronen
    A video posted to the internet provides further proof that IDF deterrence is at a dangerous low vis-à-vis the violent parts of the Muslim Arab population in Israel. Video ....... Videos
  • Jihadist's Letter to Zawahiri Reveals Anthrax Motive,"

    11/09/2007 4:21:02 AM PST · by ZacandPook · 9 replies · 270+ views
    BloggerNewsNet ^ | November 9, 2007 | Ross Getman
    A former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, Numan Bin Uthman, has written a letter to al-Qaeda second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri telling him that Jihadi groups in Arab countries have failed and that the strategy of using nonconventional WMD to deter an invasion of Afghanistan was a misguided and failed strategy. The letter needs to be understood in the context of the fact that the microbiologist that Ayman Zawahiri and Mohammed Atef used to infiltrate US biodefense, Ali Al-Timimi, had a stern warning not to invade Iraq hand-delivered to every member of Congress on October 6, 2002...
  • Gun rights advocates see social benefits

    09/09/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 8, 2012
    WASHINGTON - In the wake of mass shootings this summer, a fusillade of a different sort erupted when gun rights advocates suggested a good Samaritan with a concealed weapon might have saved the day. After gunman James Holmes opened fire in a crowded Aurora, Colo., theater, killing 12 and wounding 58, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tyler, wondered whether an armed movie patron "could have stopped this guy more quickly." In a subsequent interview, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch gun-control advocate, called Gohmert's view "nonsensical." This rather typical exchange is a measure of how far the gun debate has come...
  • U.S. Nuclear Deterrent in Danger

    03/21/2012 9:26:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Heritage ^ | 3/21/12 | Michaela Bendikova
    After President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget, it became clear that the Administration reneged on its promise to fully fund the needs of the U.S. nuclear complex to the Senate pursuant to its advice and consent to the New Strategic Arms Control Treaty (New START). Thankfully, though, some in Congress are well aware of the value that U.S. nuclear weapons provide as the nation’s ultimate insurance policy. Representative Mike Turner (R–OH), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, recently introduced the Maintaining the President’s Commitment to our Nuclear Deterrent and National Security Act of 2012...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • Our Aging Deterrent

    08/12/2009 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 648+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: President Obama dreams of a world without nuclear weapons. Unless testing and maintenance of our nuclear deterrent is resumed, it will be a world without American nuclear weapons.In his Prague speech this spring, the president spoke of "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons," ignoring the fact that before 1945 we lived in such a world and it was neither peaceful nor secure. We recently observed the anniversaries of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, actions that brought an abrupt end to the carnage of World War II and arguably...
  • Obama: It's Open Season on the United States

    04/06/2010 5:37:21 AM PDT · by pb929 · 24 replies · 616+ views
    Smoke and Change ^ | 4/5/10 | Smoke and Change
    President Obama is about to demonstrate once again a complete lack of understanding of how the world works and of the effective use of US power. According to the New York Times the President will announce tomorrow a new nuclear strategy that would “substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons, even in self-defense.” The President will essentially tie one hand behind our back and invite our enemies to be more aggressive because they will no longer face the threat of a nuclear response from the United States. As with several of his other policy...
  • Global Force Worries

    01/26/2010 11:57:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 246+ views
    Air Force Magazine ^ | 1/01/2010 | Adam J Herbert
    Air Force strategic nuclear weapons, space-based communication and surveillance assets, and computer networks have all benefited from top-level Pentagon attention in recent years. These cornerstones of USAF’s global power have been relatively well-supported in every way. Yet there is unease about the future of these pivotal capabilities. Air Force leaders speaking at the Air Force Association’s Global Warfare Symposium in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 19 to 20, said USAF’s ability to effectively deal with nuclear threats, watch targets around the globe, and control on-orbit military systems are unmatched, but these advantages are fleeting. Some threats are obvious. For example,...
  • Ending death penalty could save US millions: study

    10/20/2009 2:32:26 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 58 replies · 1,941+ views
    AFP / Yahoo News ^ | Oct 20, 2009 | by Lucile Malandain
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Even when executions are not carried out, the death penalty costs US states hundreds of millions of dollars a year, depleting budgets in the midst of economic crisis, a study released Tuesday found. "It is doubtful in today's economic climate that any legislature would introduce the death penalty if faced with the reality that each execution would cost taxpayers 25 million dollars, or that the state might spend more than 100 million dollars over several years and produce few or no executions," argued Richard Dieter, director of the Death Penalty Information Center and the report's author. "Surely...
  • CAPITAL PUNISHMENT What Does the Bible Teach? on this Vital Subject?

    12/02/2008 3:16:20 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 15 replies · 492+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 12/2/08 | George Zeller
    Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. (Genesis 9:6) 1. Instituted by God Himself Capital punishment was instituted by God Himself after the worldwide flood. We learn of this in Genesis 9:6--"Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." This verse speaks of a murderer, one who knowingly and violently sheds another man's blood, resulting in death. God here gives man the authority and the right and the duty to put to death the murderer:...
  • Debating deterrence: Trident - revisiting the UK deterrent debate

    03/13/2008 4:53:04 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 394+ views
    Jane's Defence Weekly | 10th March 2008 | Denise Hammick/Richard Scott
    Early concept work has begun on the UK's next generation of ballistic missile submarines. However, critics of the government's plan to renew the Trident strategic weapon system contend that the deterrent debate is by no means over. Denise Hammick and Richard Scott report In an office suite at BAE Systems' Barrow-in Furness shipyard in northwest England, the first steps are being taken towards the design and build of a new generation of ballistic missile submarines. The aim of the concept is to ensure that the UK can continue to deploy a submerged strategic nuclear deterrent capability for at least another...
  • Inmate sues prison after being forced to wear pink...

    09/15/2007 7:22:20 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 45 replies · 1,093+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | September 15, 2007 | staff
    The prisoner claims that wearing pink places him in peril and is discriminatory.
  • Studies Say Death Penalty Deters Crime (Well, Duh)

    06/10/2007 10:42:01 PM PDT · by Tall_Texan · 20 replies · 839+ views
    Associated Press (via ^ | 06-11-07 | ROBERT TANNER
    Anti-death penalty forces have gained momentum in the past few years, with a moratorium in Illinois, court disputes over lethal injection in more than a half-dozen states and progress toward outright abolishment in New Jersey. The steady drumbeat of DNA exonerations - pointing out flaws in the justice system - has weighed against capital punishment. The moral opposition is loud, too, echoed in Europe and the rest of the industrialized world, where all but a few countries banned executions years ago. What gets little notice, however, is a series of academic studies over the last half-dozen years that claim to...
  • Williams Attacks Blair Plans For Trident Fleet (UK)

    12/03/2006 7:40:49 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 489+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-4-2006 | Jonathan Petre
    Williams attacks Blair plans for Trident fleet By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Last Updated: 1:32am GMT 04/12/2006 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, is today expected to launch an attack on plans to replace Britain's nuclear deterrent. Dr Williams, whose opposition to the Iraq war infuriated Downing Street, is to respond to the long-awaited White Paper on the future of Trident. He is also preparing a new year statement exploring the morality of nuclear weapons that will reflect the concerns of 19 bishops who warned Tony Blair in July that the possession of Trident was "evil". The Prime Minister...
  • North Korea says to bolster deterrent against U.S(North Korean Delusion Alert)

    07/02/2006 2:54:57 AM PDT · by garbageseeker · 68 replies · 2,032+ views
    Kim Il Jung is having delusions of a United States attack. In the meantime while he is having his delusions, in reality his people are starving.
  • Do UK nukes make military sense?

    06/22/2006 9:35:05 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 46 replies · 865+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 22 June 2006, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK | By Rob Watson
    Do UK nukes make military sense? By Rob Watson Defence and security correspondent, BBC News There is no doubt Chancellor Gordon Brown has set off a major ideological debate within his own, once avowedly, anti-nuclear Labour Party. But what are the military arguments for and against Britain retaining an independent nuclear deterrent? Nuclear submarines are based at Faslane on the Clyde Perhaps the first question to consider is why this is an issue now. At the moment Britain has 16 Trident missiles, based on four nuclear submarines, providing a total of 200 warheads. The problem is that the missiles will...