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  • Obama Ignores Chinese Provocation In Alaska Waters

    09/16/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, at the dawn of what would be called the “American Century,” sent the Great White Fleet on a 14-month-long world cruise, Consisting of four naval squadron including four battleships each accompanied by their escorts, it was a signal that America had arrived as a world power and was going to be a player. By sending five warships into Alaskan territorial waters while President Obama visited the 49th state to eat bear-killed salmon, rename Mt. McKinley, and warn of non-existent climate change,, China has made a similar statement that it intends this to be the Chinese...
  • U.S. Came Within Seconds Of Launching Nuclear Strike On Russia

    08/14/2015 12:31:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 92 replies
    Valuwalk ^ | August 14, 2015 | Polina Tikho
    The U.S. came within seconds of launching a nuclear strike on Russia ,unleashing WW3 during the coldest period of the Cold War, according to secret documents revealed by a historian. Washington and Russia came extremely close to a massive nuclear war because of a faulty 46-cent component that caused a computer glitch, according to the documents. The secret documents were revealed and detailed in a book by American author Eric Schlosser titled Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. The documents include over 1,000 accidents with nuclear weapons that occurred due to the negligence...
  • 'Flexible' Obama Ignores Russian Treaty Violations

    08/14/2015 11:26:35 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It does not bode well that an Obama administration that assures us that the nuclear deal with Iran will not be violated by the mullahs is clearly looking the other way as Iran’s ally Russia blatantly violates the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed with the former Soviet Union. The Obama White House is sitting on a Pentagon risk assessment report completed last month that states “that the breach involved a new missile that violates the limits set by the treaty. The treaty bans holding, producing, or flight-testing ground-launched ballistic or cruise missiles with ranges of between 310 miles...
  • We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel

    12/02/2014 7:57:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | December 2, 2014 | Sarah Zhang
    Rosetta's lander lasted just 60 hours on a comet after it bounced into the dark shadows of a cliff, where its solar panels couldn't power the vehicle. Why didn't it carry a more reliable power source, say a nuclear battery like one that's unfailingly fueled Voyager for decades? It's a simple question with a fascinating answer, one that begins with the Cold War and ends with the future space exploration. When it comes to space travel, plutonium-238 is the perfect fuel: long-lasting and, as I'll explain later, relatively safe. Without it, we have no hope of going much further than...
  • United States Announces World Police Force

    06/04/2015 4:28:35 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 27 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/3/2015 | Timothy A. Pope
    The revolutionary development of modern weapons within a world divided by serious ideological differences has produced a crisis in human history. In order to overcome the danger of nuclear war now confronting mankind, the United States has introduced at the Sixteenth General Assembly of the United Nations a Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. This new program provides for the progressive reduction of the war-making capabilities of nations and the simultaneous strengthening of international institutions to settle disputes and maintain the peace. It sets forth a series of comprehensive measures which can and should be taken...
  • Michael Douglas warns nukes more powerful ‘than ever before’

    04/28/2015 8:13:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 28, 2015 9:34 AM EDT
    Actor Michael Douglas is reminding world powers that the threat of nuclear weapons is “no less important today than it was in my childhood.” […] Douglas said there may be fewer nuclear weapons these days, but they are “more powerful and more sophisticated than ever before.” …
  • Dem proposes nuclear disarmament

    04/26/2015 4:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | April 24, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) thinks Iran shouldn't be the only country to dismantle its nuclear program. Norton introduced a bill this week that would require the U.S. to negotiate an international accord to disable its nuclear weapons program by 2020. The funds used for maintaining nuclear weapons would be instead directed toward such domestic programs as Social Security, housing assistance and environmental protection. The D.C. delegate has introduced the bill in every session of Congress since 1994 and unveiled it again this year to coincide with Earth Day. "As the United States seeks to eliminate the nuclear threat from...
  • Obama’s long-held dream of nuclear disarmament

    04/08/2015 5:37:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 8, 2015 | Neo-neocon
    Obama the undergrad Remember this? It’s one of the few papers that Obama wrote while in college or law school that is still available, a 1983 article that appeared in the Columbia campus paper. The article is mostly straight reportage and quotes about the Nuclear Freeze Movement, featuring organizations called “Arms Race Alternatives” (ARA) and “Students Against Militarism” (SAM). But Obama reveals his own attitude in a few comments such as, “Generally, the narrow focus of the Freeze movement as well as academic discussions of first versus second strike capabilities, suit the military-industrial interests, as they continue adding to their...

    03/27/2015 1:35:59 AM PDT · by z taxman · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) fired at Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), among others, calling their ideas “fiscally irresponsible and dangerous to the country” and “just as bad as the Democrats” after they voted to raise defense spending on Thursday without offsetting that with spending cuts to discretionary federal programs. Paul had introduced an amendment that would have raised defense spending, but offset that increase with cuts elsewhere, such as the Departments of Education, Energy and Commerce. That amendment competed with an amendment from Rubio that would have increased defense spending with no offsetting spending cuts—just a blanket...
  • Pentagon To Scrap Warplane The Islamic State Fears

    01/26/2015 10:13:33 AM PST · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 26, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense Spending: The venerable A-10 Warthog, designed to stop Soviet tanks, and the perfect weapon to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, as President Obama promised, faces a budgetary chopping block. We have noted the irony of how Obama was going to war against the Islamic State with weapons systems he had scrapped, ending the production runs of the F-22 Raptor and Tomahawk cruise missiles. They were dismissed by the administration as relics of the Cold War even as Russia was rearming and trying to reassemble the old Soviet Union. We've also mentioned the phasing out of the A-10 Thunderbolt,...
  • Flexibility: New Russian Military Doctrine Names NATO Key Risk

    01/12/2015 3:44:22 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 12, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    New Cold War: A revised Russian military doctrine identifies NATO as Moscow's No. 1 threat, as the Obama administration announced it was returning control of 15 bases in Europe back to the host governments. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave President Obama a lump of coal in his Christmas stocking in the form of a revised strategic doctrine. It re-emphasizes that NATO, notwithstanding President Obama's "flexibility" and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's "reset" button, is the No. 1 strategic threat facing Russia. We are reminded of Obama's rebuke of Mitt Romney in the third presidential debate, when the GOP nominee...
  • US Nuclear Disarmament 85% Accomplished [satire]

    12/21/2014 8:13:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    The State Department’s Under-Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Rose Gottemoeller, proudly bragged to a Brookings Institution gathering that “our progress toward total nuclear disarmament is now 85% of the way there. If we can maintain the pace, our last nuclear device will be moth-balled before President Obama completes his term.” Gottemoeller asserted that “it is our fervent hope that our example will inspire others to follow suit” and maintained that “a nuclear-free world will be a safer world.” Whether either of these aspirations would bear out is unknown. Prior to the dawn of the nuclear age less potent...
  • State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

    12/19/2014 8:18:55 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 100 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    'We Still Have More Work To Do'' The State Department's Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, spoke at the Brookings Institution Thursday where she reaffirmed the United States' "unassailable" commitment to putting the nuclear weapons genie back in the bottle. Gottemoeller told the attendees at the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative-sponsored event that "the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable." She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013...
  • Congress Mandates Report On Russian Treaty Violations

    12/11/2014 10:16:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: It won't generate the buzz that torture allegations do, but a provision in the defense spending bill requires the White House to explain why Russia developed a cruise missile in breach of a 1987 treaty. President Ronald Reagan coined the phrase "trust but verify" regarding dealing with the Russians for good reason. American security was to be guaranteed through the strength of our will and the genius of our technology, not through pieces of parchment, handshakes, clinking glasses at conferences, or reset buttons. Enter President Obama and the age of flexibility, back-stabbing our allies on things like missile...
  • China Tests Space Weapons As U.S. Pursues Space Disarmament

    11/18/2014 2:26:59 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Members of Congress warn that the State Department is working on arms accords to demilitarize space and ban anti-satellite weapons, leaving Russia and China with a huge lead in military space capabilities. On Jan. 17, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement announcing the Obama administration's intention to work with the European Union on an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. It was supposed to be sort of a "rules of the road" for space-faring nations to deal with issues such as the accumulating space junk jeopardizing satellites and manned space activities such as the...
  • Obama Goes To War With Weapons He Scrapped (Raptors, Tomahawks)

    09/24/2014 6:20:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Defense: The president launches attacks on the Islamic State with two weapons systems that were targeted for elimination by the administration years before their usefulness ended or any replacements were ready. With the decision to launch air and missile strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, in addition to ongoing strikes in Iraq in what is said to be the start of a long and sustained campaign to "degrade and destroy" the terrorist group, President Obama has stumbled upon a revelation: The military whose budgets he's slashed and weapons systems he opposed is suddenly quite useful. As the Washington...
  • New Chinese First-Strike Missile Directly Threatens U.S.

    08/04/2014 5:44:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 4, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Nuclear Threat: Beijing's strategic military buildup continues with the unveiling of a road-mobile missile capable of delivering up to 10 atomic warheads anywhere in America. Time to show some flexibility, Mr. President? While President Obama was playing the back nine, and as it was confirmed that the Russians had developed a cruise missile, the R500, which violates 1987's Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty, the Chinese were busy as well. They now have a mobile intercontinental nuclear missile with no other purpose than to make war against the U.S. The announcement of the DF-41's existence was not exactly approved by the Chinese...
  • US says it will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel land mines, plans to join treaty

    06/27/2014 8:01:03 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 40 replies
    Associated Press/Fox News ^ | June 27, 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The White House says the United States will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel land mines and plans to join an international treaty banning their use.
  • Brazilian Disarmament: An Undisputed Failure

    06/02/2014 10:58:57 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 13 replies
    Pravda ^ | 1/6/2014 | Fabricio Rebelo
    The country chose the wrong path when it perceived the serious homicidal violence framework in which it was immersed. Seeking solutions that were far from the real cause of the problem that only intended to transfer the responsibility for it to society. The results were catastrophic. Today the Brazilian killer framework is the worst since it began to be measured almost 35 years ago. The disarmament concept was officially introduced in Brazil in 1997 when the first effectively restrictive gun-bearing law was enacted intended for strict control of legal weapons circulation. A few years later (2003) the law became more...
  • Sowell: The High Cost of Liberalism: Part II

    04/21/2014 2:01:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 22, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Liberals can be disarming. In fact, they are for disarming anybody who can be disarmed, whether domestically or internationally. Unfortunately, the people who are the easiest to disarm are the ones who are the most peaceful — and disarming them makes them vulnerable to those who are the least peaceful. We are currently getting a painful demonstration of that in Ukraine. When Ukraine became an independent nation, it gave up all the nuclear missiles that were on its territory from the days when it had been part of the Soviet Union. At that time, Ukraine had the third largest arsenal...
  • Obama Disarms, Cuts Deployed Nuke Force By 50

    04/10/2014 10:56:57 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Disarming America: The U.S. has announced plans to place 50 nuclear missiles in storage as part of its commitment to the New START Treaty signed with Russia, ignoring Moscow's violation of another arms treaty. The Pentagon announced Tuesday the United States' Strategic Force Structure designed "to comply with the New START Treaty," as a Defense Department press release notes. It means that 50 Minuteman III missiles — out of a current force of 450 — will be removed from their silos and stored away. The silos will be kept "warm," that is, available for future use and for re-insertion of...
  • U.S. to trim air, sea and land nuke launchers under U.S.-Russia treaty: officials

    04/08/2014 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    U.S. to trim air, sea and land nuke launchers under U.S.-Russia treaty: officials 11:32am EDT By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will scale back its land, sea and air nuclear missile launchers under a New START treaty with Russia but not retire a ballistic missile squadron as some lawmakers had expected, U.S. officials told Reuters. The U.S. military will disable four missile launch tubes on each of its 14 U.S. nuclear submarines, convert 30 B-52 nuclear bombers to conventional use and empty 50 intercontinental ballistic missile silos, senior administration officials said on condition of anonymity. The plan...
  • Obama Disarms, Leaving U.S. Exposed To Its Enemies

    03/28/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Defense Spending: Two more weapons systems, including the Navy's premier attack missile, have been targeted for elimination by the administration years before their usefulness ends or replacements are ready. How ironic that Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama used the Tomahawk missile he now seeks to scrap as his weapon of choice when on March 19, 2011, he launched Operation Odyssey Dawn and fired 112 Tomahawks at Libyan targets to enforce a U.N.-backed no fly-zone in support of Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi. Future presidents will not be able to carry such a big stick. Along with the Hellfire air-to-ground...
  • Planned changes at D-M go beyond A-10 cuts

    03/21/2014 12:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Srar ^ | David Wichner
    ï»żPhasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows. If Congress approves the cuts, D-M would see ongoing — though, in some cases, diminished — missions including electronic warfare and unmanned aircraft operations. Among the proposed changes: •Most significantly, the base would lose its entire fleet of 83 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs by the 2019 fiscal year. •It also would lose seven EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare planes by fiscal 2016. The base now operates 15 Compass...
  • Flashback: Senator Obama pushed bill that helped destroy more than 15,000 TONS of ammunition,

    03/05/2014 5:47:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-5-14 | David Martosko
    Bullet points: Obama traveled to Ukraine with Sen. Dick Lugar in 2005 just seven months after he became a senator, touring surplus weapons stockpiles Most of the small arms and ammunition were left over when Soviets withdrew from Eastern bloc nations, and later dumped in Ukraine The two senators secured U.S. funding to help destroy the weapons instead of leaving them intact Ukraine exported more than 700,000 small arms in 2004-2007, including 101,000 each to Libya and the UK, and 260,000 to the U.S. But most of the ammunition stockpiles – crucial for keeping a standing army battle-ready – were...
  • Sarah Palin Was Right On Ukraine And Obama

    03/03/2014 4:26:55 PM PST · by raptor22 · 62 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Arrogance: Mocked by late-night comedians and "experts" alike, Sarah Palin could see from her front porch that candidate Obama's response to Moscow's invasion of Georgia would encourage it also to invade Ukraine. As the Weekly Standard's Stephen Hayes notes in a tweet, administration officials told CNN's Barbara Starr that the arrival of officers of the 76th Chernihov Storm Troops Division and their dispersal across key choke points in Ukraine, including Crimea, wasn't an "invasion" but an "uncontested arrival." Whatever this Russian version of an "overseas contingency operation" is called, it was foreseen as the inevitable consequence of electing a president...
  • Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award

    02/03/2014 7:24:12 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 16 replies
    FREEBEACON.COM ^ | February 3, 2014 5:34 pm | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A donor to a Democratic representative and a number of groups devoted to reducing the U.S. nuclear stockpile received a prestigious White House award for scientific achievement on Monday. Article Link: Donor to Groups Devoted to Reducing U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Receives Scientific Achievement Award | Washington Free Beacon (http://freebeacon.com/donor-to-groups-devoted-to-reducing-u-s-nuclear-stockpile-receives-scientific-achievement-award/)Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Obama's Army Only 85% Ready To Fight

    02/03/2014 9:58:40 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Budget cuts, sequestration and indifference to maintaining what was once "the arsenal of democracy" have led to units that are not deployment-ready and soldiers with weapons their grandfathers could have used. The standing ovation given at the State of the Union to Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, seriously wounded in an Afghan war that his commander in chief did not believe was winnable, was well deserved. It also served as a tribute to all the heroes we send into battle, particularly under rules of engagement that often make the proverbial "one hand tied behind your back" a preferable option....
  • China High-Speed Missile To Dominate U.S. Defenses

    01/30/2014 11:12:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 30, 2014 | IBD EDITPRIALS
    National Security: While the administration guts the U.S. military, Pentagon experts warn that as soon as five years from now our missile defenses might pose little problem for China's new hypersonic strike vehicle. Behaving as the world power they are becoming, the Chinese are building state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles that Pentagon officials warn could overpower U.S. defenses in five years. As we recently mentioned, China's defense ministry has confirmed the Jan. 9 test of a hypersonic glide vehicle, known as the WU-14. It was designed to evade our missile and other defense systems, such as the Aegis sea-based missile defense guarding...
  • Admiral Warns U.S. Losing Pacific Dominance To China

    01/23/2014 10:53:01 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investpr's Business Daily ^ | January 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Power Shift: Despite the White House's much-lauded pivot to the Pacific, the Navy's Pacific commander warns that an increasingly hostile and assertive China threatens U.S. air and sea superiority in the region. If jaws didn't drop, they should have last week when Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, chief of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), said: "Our historic dominance that most of us in this room have enjoyed is diminishing, no question." U.S. naval and air superiority, particularly in the Pacific, has been taken for granted. But as Obama administration budget cuts and the effects of sequestration take their toll, our position...
  • Peace activist priest dismissed from Jesuits ("obstinately disobedient")

    01/08/2014 5:27:50 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | January 8, 2014 | Joshua J. McElwee
    A popular U.S. Catholic priest and author known for his peace writings and some 75 arrests for civil disobedience actions across the country has been dismissed from the international Jesuit religious order, which says he was "obstinately disobedient" to its directives. Removal of Fr. John Dear caps 32 years in the order for the priest, who has been known for protesting a wide range of issues, including U.S. policies on Latin America, nuclear weapons development, and the cooperation of Jesuit educational institutions with American military recruiting programs such as the ROTC. The dismissal also raises the specter of Pope...
  • Peace Activist Priest Dismissed from Jesuits

    01/08/2014 6:51:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    UCA News ^ | 1/8/14 | Joshua J. McElwee (National Catholic Reporter)
    A popular U.S. Catholic priest and author known for his peace writings and some 75 arrests for civil disobedience actions across the country has been dismissed from the international Jesuit religious order, which says he was "obstinately disobedient" to its directives. Removal of Fr. John Dear caps 32 years in the order for the priest, who has been known for protesting a wide range of issues, including U.S. policies on Latin America, nuclear weapons development, and the cooperation of Jesuit educational institutions with American military recruiting programs such as the ROTC. The dismissal also raises the specter of Pope Francis,...
  • Why Are The Democrats So Eager To See America Disarmed

    12/23/2013 8:07:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    extranosalley.com ^ | 8 December, 2013 | Stranger
    A search engine sent someone here searching for “why are democrats eager to confiscate guns.” Essentially, to facilitate remaining in power, and for self preservation. And for the full answer to that, let me turn to the recognized expert on the topic. Niccolò Machiavelli wrote Il Principe, The Prince, which most rulers of the past 500 years have had on their nightstand. While The Prince should take up a quarter of one high school civics or government class, one chapter in particular should be read and understood by every gun owner.The title and chapter number varies with the translation, but...
  • The Bielskis would spit in their faces. Kurt Hofmann: "Noting link between forced disarmament,

    12/19/2013 5:27:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 12/19/13 | Dutchman 6
    "Without a rifle you are nothing, worthless, you are waiting for death, any minute, any second." - Aron Bielski "My father sent my mother a revolver as a gift, which for her was the symbol of what any young girl wants in a marriage, this was for her the means to stay alive, to kill herself or to die fighting." -- Assaela Bielski Kurt Hofmann comments on the latest kerfluffle between the ADL and other professional citizen disarmament advocates and NRA board member Scott Bach. Bach is being pilloried "for expressing surprise in a phone interview on NRA News...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament - U.S. To Cut ICBM Squadron

    11/22/2013 6:22:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Data ^ | November 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Breaking yet another promise, this one to Congress, the administration jeopardizes our national security with plans to eliminate an entire squadron of intercontinental ballistic missiles and destroy its silos. Yet another example of what President Obama meant in 2012 when he promised Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, that after his re-election he would have more "flexibility" on defense issues, comes on the news that an ICBM squadron would be scrapped to comply with the New START Treaty — even as both the Russians and Chinese deploy new ballistic missiles. A document...
  • Obama's Curious Purge Of The Military Continues

    10/15/2013 5:21:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Defense: The firing of two nuclear commanders in a week adds to a body count that suggests we have either the most corrupt and incompetent general staff in history or our military is being reshaped for other purposes. The Obama administration, which has fired no one over scandals such as its Fast and Furious Mexican gun-running operation, its criminal negligence in the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission, or the use of the IRS to target and intimidate political foes, seems to have a curious obsession lately about ethics and competence in the U.S. military. Last week the Air...
  • Israel Condemns Iran’s Selection to UN Disarmament Committee

    10/08/2013 10:50:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/9/2013, 6:46 AM | Elad Benari
    Israel condemned on Tuesday the selection of Iran for a high-level position on a United Nations committee dealing with disarmament and international security issues. Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said in a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council that “it is inconceivable” that a country under UN sanctions over its nuclear program would be allowed to hold the position of rapporteur on a committee dealing with nuclear disarmament. …
  • Putin's Cheatin' Heart: Russia Snubs '87 Missile Pact

    06/25/2013 3:57:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Weaponry: As the commander in chief calls for a one-third reduction in our nuclear arsenal, Russia builds new midrange missile banned under a 1987 arms treaty. How's that "reset" button working out, Mr. President? Trust but verify, said the president who won the Cold War. Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" philosophy has been replaced with the "peace through parchment" strategy of Barack Obama. It emphasizes flexibility, not resolve, and relies on pacts such as the New Start Treaty and the pressing of imaginary reset buttons. Russia's playing host to Edward Snowden, arguably a traitor with secrets to share with Moscow...
  • Celebs Beg Obama to Keep Promise on Nuclear Disarmament

    06/15/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 13, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Several A-listers are banding together to beg President Barack Obama to keep his word about seeking a world [free] of nuclear weapons. Apparently, they've been cycling through the Superman movies to ready themselves for Man of Steel and stumbled upon Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Actors Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen and Alec Baldwin, among others, appear in a new video for Global Zero urging the president to address the issue at next week’s G-8 summit.... Freeman and Sheen conclude, “For if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is...
  • Obama to Announce Major US Nuclear Force Cuts Soon

    05/16/2013 8:12:24 AM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 15, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    President Barack Obama is set to announce a new round of strategic nuclear warhead reductions in the near future as part of a disarmament agenda that could reduce U.S. strategic warheads to as few as 1,000 weapons. The next round of U.S.-Russian arms talks would follow Obama's expected announcement that the United States' arsenal of strategic warheads can be reduced unilaterally to around 1,000 warheads. That position is expected as part of the Pentagon's long-delayed Nuclear Posture Review implementation study that Obama was expected to sign earlier this year. Recent press reports have indicated that President Obama may make the...
  • Group: 'Crazy' to Put Iran In Charge of UN Disarmament Panel

    05/13/2013 4:57:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/13
    Iran's looming status as head of a UN disarmament body sparked outrage Monday from campaigners who said its nuclear program and arming of Syria and Islamist militias disqualified it from a place at the table. “This is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women's shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, head of Geneva-based UN Watch, announcing that the organization would organize protest events involving Iranian dissidents. The leadership of the UN Conference on Disarmament rotates automatically in alphabetical order among its 65 member nations, and Iran is scheduled to take the helm on May 27 for a session running...
  • Saying no to disarming citizens

    04/24/2013 6:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hays Free Press ^ | April 24, 2013
    I have to wonder sometimes how some people reach the conclusions that they do. To be specific, let’s look at those who would say that we’d all have a safer society if only the government had guns. Right now it seems farfetched that anyone would agree to that. But the issue today is comprehensive gun owner registration and smaller clips. That nose under the tent now will easily lead to stricter rules when it is discovered, after another mass murder using legal arms, more restrictions will be necessary. Eventually only the government will have guns – much to the joy...
  • Obama administration embraces major new cut in nuclear weapons

    02/08/2013 5:03:03 AM PST · by Monty22002 · 48 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/8/13 | Jeffrey Smith
    WASHINGTON -- Senior Obama administration officials have agreed that the number of nuclear warheads the U.S. military deploys could be cut by at least a third without harming national security, according to those involved in the deliberations. Such a reduction would open the door to billions of dollars in military savings, which might ease the federal budget deficit. It also would improve prospects for a new arms deal with Russia before President Barack Obama leaves office, those involved said, but it’s likely to draw fire from conservatives, if previous debate on the issue is any guide.
  • Seeking China’s Help on Korea, Kerry Makes Arms Overture (Plan A: Surrender)

    04/13/2013 3:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 13, 2013 | Michael R. Gordon
    BEIJING — Secretary of State John Kerry flew to China on Saturday and offered a concession on missile defense meant to elicit China’s help in dealing with an increasingly recalcitrant and nuclear armed North Korea. In a news conference following meetings with China’s top leaders, Mr. Kerry said that the United States would reduce its missile defenses in Asia if North Korea abandons its nuclear weapons program. Mr. Kerry’s overture appeared aimed at addressing Chinese concerns that North Korea’s provocative actions were leading the United States to build up military strength in the region as China is boosting its own...
  • MILLER: Second Amendment crumbling as gun-control victories spread

    04/04/2013 10:49:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2013 | Emily Miller
    The Second Amendment got attacked this week from three sides, leaving gun owners scrambling to find safe ground. While President Obama has lost momentum for federal gun-control laws, he has picked up victories with his allies in blue states and at the United Nations. After Thursday, Connecticut should consider changing its state nickname from the “Constitution State” to the “Unconstitutional State” after Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an extremely restrictive gun-control law. The bill passed the state House Thursday morning and the Senate on Wednesday. Before the Newtown tragedy, the Brady Campaign determined that Connecticut was the fifth highest-rated state for...
  • UN Arms Trade Treaty Calls for Disarmament of Persons 55 and Older

    04/01/2013 6:54:07 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 67 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 4/01/13 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Individuals 55 and older would lose their right to keep and bear arms under a provision that’s expected to be included as part of a comprehensive United Nations Global Arms Trade Treaty. UN Secretary Gen. Ban Ki-moon spoke about the impetus behind the controversial measure at a press conference over the weekend in New York City, the site of the final negotiations between the 193 Member States. “Regulating the international transfers of both weapons and ammunition is a key component of a robust arms trade treaty, as is limiting civilian access to small arms and munitions,” said Ban Ki-moon. “There’s...
  • That Pro-Gun "Sandy Hook Father" Isn't Actually a Sandy Hook Father

    02/08/2013 10:08:28 AM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Slate ^ | February 7, 2013 | Mark Joseph Stern
    ... Stevens is not actually the father of a Sandy Hook student. Victoria is a fifth-grader at Reed Intermediate School, located about a mile or so from the elementary school that was the scene of the tragic mass shooting. In fairness to Stevens, the misinformation was not his doing. While his original remarks were a little ambigious—he said that his daughter "was in lockdown" during the shooting and that "her classmate’s little sister was murdered in Sandy Hook that day"—he's already gone out of his way to correct the error, emailing the Examiner to set the story straight: Thank you...
  • Two choirs cause tension in Sandy Hook

    02/08/2013 5:01:34 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    Newstimes ^ | February 8, 2013 | Nanci G. Hutson
    NEWTOWN -- Schools Superintendent Janet Robinson was one of millions awed by the debut of 26 Sandy Hook third- and fourth-graders singing "America the Beautiful'' at the Super Bowl pre-game show in New Orleans. .................. Weeks earlier, a different group of 21 Newtown youngsters had stirred similar emotions when they sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on national TV. Now, Robinson is in the center of what has gone from murmurs into a simmering dispute over which singing group truly represents Sandy Hook. The drama over the two different groups started after New York music producer Tim Hayes decided to tap...
  • Former Security Officials to Obama: Cancel Nuke Cuts

    02/22/2013 2:47:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/22/13 | Bill Gertz
    A group of 18 former military and national security officials wrote to President Barack Obama on Friday urging the administration to cancel plans for further cuts in United States nuclear warheads, warning that new arms reductions would undermine U.S. security. The ex-officials, including two former members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated in the letter to Obama that North Korea’s recent underground nuclear test, and concerns about growing Pyongyang-Tehran nuclear arms cooperation, undermines any further disarmament sought by the president. “In our professional judgment, born of decades of experience with national security policy and practice, America’s ‘triad’ of nuclear-armed...
  • Register … or Rebel: How Many New Yorkers Will Defy The New Gun Law?

    01/28/2013 9:55:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/28/2013 | Bob Owens
    Already, there are signs that Governor Cuomo and his allies underestimated the pushback. As draconian, ill-advised, and possibly unconstitutional as the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (NY SAFE) anti-gun law was when it was hastily signed into law, it might have been far worse — this according to a New York legislator who fought against the bill.Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin has released documentation showing rejected Democratic proposals for the NY SAFE Act. They included these: Confiscation of all firearms arbitrarily redefined as “assault weapons”Labeling semi-automatic shotguns as “assault weapons” if they can hold more than five rounds or have...