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  • Industry Executive: Amphibious Transport Docks Could Host Missile Defense Systems

    01/14/2016 12:26:00 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    National DEFENSE ^ | 1/13/2016 | Jon Harper
    Huntington Ingalls Industries is in discussions with defense officials about potentially putting missile defense radars and laser weapons on San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks, a company executive said Jan. 13. “You can put a lot of additional weight on the ship and you can put … some modern technologies like ballistic missile defense radars that are very heavy,” Brian Cuccias, corporate vice president at HII and president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, told reporters on the sidelines of a Surface Navy Association symposium in Arlington, Virginia. “We think it’s a great idea.” The vessels, which are manufactured by the company, have design...
  • In 1999 Memo, Ted Cruz Took Milder Tone on Immigration

  • Putin’s War of Words with Turkey Escalates to Nukes and Ethnic Cleansing

    12/10/2015 1:01:25 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    FT.Com ^ | 10 hours ago | By Rob Garver
    While there has been no further military engagement between Russia and Turkey since a Russian bomber was shot down by the Turkish Air Force last month, the war of words in the most volatile region of the Middle East continues to escalate. In a roundtable interview with reporters on Wednesday, a senior Turkish official accused Russia of conducting an “ethnic cleansing” campaign in the northern part of Syria. At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin was reminding the world in general, and Turkey in particular, that not only is Russia a nuclear power, but that the Kremlin has nuclear-capable...
  • Ted Cruz on Russia, Syria, Obama, 'missile defense' and the New START treaty with Putin

    10/20/2015 7:00:10 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    various sources (links to each provided) | various authors
    Ted Cruz, last week, on Russia, Syria, Obama, 'missile defense' and the New START treaty with Putin..."If we want to actually dismantle ISIS, we need to dramatically change course. We need a real, robust campaign that maximizes our overwhelming air advantage. We need to focus our efforts not on trying to create friends, but on supporting our real ones, especially the Kurds in Iraq and Syria who have actually had success against ISIS."-snip- "We can redouble our efforts to develop the defensive weapons that neutralized the offensive Soviet threat -- particularly missile defense, which has seen a 25% budget reduction...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Formally Adopted

    10/19/2015 8:30:09 AM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Felicia Schwartz and Jay Solomon
    The Obama administration began implementing its landmark nuclear agreement with Iran with an eye toward lifting expansive sanctions imposed on Tehran in the past decade. Concerns from opponents of the deal continued to grow, however, as senior administration officials during the weekend played down the importance of a United Nations probe into whether Tehran has attempted to secretly develop the technologies needed to build atomic weapons.The U.N.s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is committed under the deal to release a report by year-end about the status of Irans alleged weaponization work. U.S. officials over the weekend said the...
  • Reckless Lunacy (Oliver North on Obama & disarmament)

    08/23/2012 4:55:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 24, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON Americans following this year's presidential campaign would never know it from mainstream media coverage, but the commander in chief we hired four years ago has set the United States on a course for unilateral disarmament. The following people hope you won't notice until after Nov. 6: Vladimir Putin, Liang Guanglie, Kim Jong-un, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, A.Q. Khan and of course, Barack Obama. The 10 individuals above share a common fascination: nuclear weapons. Vladimir Putin, Russia's modern czar; Liang Guanglie, minister of national defense for...
  • Russia warns US of unintended incidents over Syria

    09/12/2015 6:22:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/12/15
    The growing rift between the United States and Russia over concerns that Moscow is employing its military to protect Syria's embattled president appeared to widen Friday when a Russian official called for military cooperation with Washington in order to avoid "unintended incidents." The comments were made after Western intelligence sources told Fox News that Russia escalated its presence in the Middle East country days after a secret Moscow meeting in late July between Iran's Quds Force commander -- their chief exporter of terror -- and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Officials who have monitored the build-up say they've seen more than...
  • F.B.I. Chief Not Invited to Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism

    02/20/2015 1:48:00 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 19, 2015 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    The White House did not invite the most senior American official charged with preventing terrorist attacks the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey to the three-day conference this week on countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad because the administration did not want the event too focused on law enforcement issues, according to senior American officials. But Mr. Comeys Russian counterpart Aleksandr V. Bortnikov, the director of the Russian Federal Security Service, the post-Soviet K.G.B. was at the meeting, even though international human rights groups have repeatedly accused the Russian security service of unjustly detaining...
  • The Fox: Let me guard those chickens.

    08/20/2015 6:30:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Nothing in this deal is built on trust. Nothing. Jean Carr, June 27, 2015 Nor should they. Because of this deal, we will, for the first time, be in a position to verify all of these commitments. That means this deal is not built on trust; it is built on verification. Inspectors will have 24/7 access to Irans key nuclear facilities. Barack Hussein Obama, July 13, 2015 Well, he never said WHOSE inspectors did he? Oh wait, yes he did: Because of this deal, inspectors will also be able to access any suspicious location. Put simply, the...
  • Nuclear Arms Race: Saudi Source Reveals Plan for the Bomb

    07/21/2015 11:29:35 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21 July 2015 | Ari Yashar
    Head of state-affiliated Saudi TV channel reveals Saudi Arabia will 'seriously try to get' nuclear weapons following Iran deal. While US President Barack Obama claimed he prevented a nuclear arms race in the Middle East when he presented the Iran deal last Tuesday, a key source in Saudi Arabia laid bare that claim by expressing the country's sense of urgency to acquire its own nuclear weapon. Jamal Khashoggi, head of the Saudi Al Arab news channel that is owned by a prince of the ruling Saudi royal family, and who previously was the media aide to Saudi Arabia's ambassador to...
  • Officials: Iran nuclear deal fuels Middle East arms race, boosts Russias influence

    07/14/2015 4:40:19 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 14, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    WIN FOR PUTIN? Iran nuke deal fuels arms race, helps Russia, officials say [this was the title of the piece on the FoxNews home page] THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL and the negotiations leading up to it already are fueling an all-but-declared nuclear arms race in the Middle East, according to current and former government officials who say the situation also creates an opening for Russia to exert more influence in the region.
  • Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! (Memory loss)

    06/26/2015 1:22:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Sweet Tooth Causes Some Major Side Effects On your Brains! June 24, 2015 If you love your fried, fatty foods smothered in chocolate and generously dusted with icing sugar? Then, you might just have to say goodbye to mental acuity.A new research conducted in Oregon State University has revealed that a high-sugar, high-fat diet can drastically modify your gut bacteria which in turn may lead to significant losses in cognitive flexibility a measurement of the brains ability to switch between thinking about one concept to another, and to adapt to changes in the environment.The study, which was conducted on...
  • Obama's State Department Is Misleading Americans About Russias Treaty Violations

    06/10/2015 4:03:07 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 10, 2015 | Michaela Dodge
    The State Department isnt being honest with Americans about Russias violations of arms control treaties and other politically binding commitments.Take the State Departments annual compliance report, which was published earlier this month. The report outlines U.S. and international compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements, both legally binding and political.The State Departments report shows that Russia continues to violate its arms control obligations, but only offers a limited discussion of Moscows violations. The report also fails to account for other known violations of Russias arms control treaties and politically binding commitments.For instance, Russia continues to be in violation of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama and Putin are odd couple at Beijing summit

    11/11/2014 4:15:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    reuters/yahoo ^ | 11/11/14 | Matt Spetalnick
    ....encounters between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin during an Asia-Pacific summit in China on Tuesday spoke volumes about the chilly state of relations.... "It's beautiful, isn't it?" Putin was overheard saying in English in Obamas general direction, referring to the ornate conference room. "Yes," Obama replied, coldly, according to journalists who witnessed the scene. The three leaders stopped at Xis seat at the table. Putin reached out and clapped Obama on the shoulder. Obama barely responded.
  • World's Most Powerful Man Threatens NATO, Ukraine

    11/07/2014 10:48:53 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Balance Of Power: As Vladimir Putin tops the Forbes list of powerful men, Russia targets NATO with air incursions and moves missiles toward Ukraine. As it does, Finland warns Europe is "at the gates of a new kind of cold war." President Obama may soon have more to worry about than what brand of Kentucky bourbon he'll share when he meets with new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Considering the recent actions of Russia's president, a round of vodka might be in order, a Finnish brand while it's still available. Forbes says its rankings are based on "an evaluation of...
  • Andrew Klavan: Putin's Secret Message to Obama (video)

    08/07/2014 4:26:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 8-7-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    Putin's Secret Message to ObamaIm Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Ever since President Obama took office, hes been making friendly overtures to the Russians, trying to press the reset button in relations between our two countries. In 2012, the president was even caught on an open mike promising hed have more flexibility to cave in to Russian demands after he was re-elected. Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded warmly to Obamas gestures by warmly cheating on our arms treaties, warmly supporting our enemies in Syria, warmly annexing Crimea, and warmly abetting the destruction of a Malaysian airliner...
  • Is Putin Worse Than Stalin?

    07/25/2014 8:22:48 PM PDT · by duckln · 102 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 7-25-14 | Pat Buchanan
    In Ukraine, Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup, which ousted a democratically elected political ally of Russia, with a bloodless seizure of the pro-Russian Crimea where Moscow has berthed its Black Sea fleet since the 18th century. This is routine Big Power geopolitics.
  • US Military Dusts Off Decades-Old 'Readiness' Plans for Russia

    07/25/2014 6:33:20 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 186 replies
    Yahoo News/ABC ^ | 7-25-2014 | Lee Ferran
    As American officials fire off diplomatic salvos at Russia in response to that nations purported actual artillery salvos into Ukraine, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said recently that among other actions, the U.S. military is dusting off decades-old plans, just in case. Were looking inside our own readiness models to look at things that we havent had to look at for 20 years, frankly, about basing and lines of communication and sea lanes, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Americas top military officer, said at the Aspen Security Forum Thursday evening. What the military does when faced with these crises...
  • Russia Restricts U.S. Access To Space Over Ukraine

    05/15/2014 9:15:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 15, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    World Leadership: In retaliation for imposing sanctions over Ukraine, Moscow will bar our use of its rocket engines in launching U.S. military satellites and deny the U.S. use of the International Space Station. It may come as news to some that the nation that once used the massive Saturn V launch vehicle to put men on the moon now imports Russian rocket engines, but we do. That supply is to be cut off in response to the sanctions imposed by President Obama in response to Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its actions against Ukraine. Also to be cut off is...
  • What Would Reagan Do: Revive Europe Missile Defense

    04/21/2014 9:43:37 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Russian Aggression: Instead of a foreign policy that's a blend of Neville Chamberlain and Monty Python, the U.S. should trade flexibility for some backbone, scrap the reset button and start digging some missile silos. It takes a lot to make Jimmy Carter look like Winston Churchill. But President Obama, who bats not an eye as a Russian warplane buzzes a U.S. warship in the Black Sea, has accomplished that with his pusillanimous policy regarding Moscow's creeping anschluss in Ukraine. Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's comparison of current events to the days before World War II is on the mark. On...
  • Is Ukraine/Crimea the "flexibility" Obama promised Putin?

    03/15/2014 4:07:02 PM PDT · by Ms. AntiFeminazi · 15 replies
    vanity
    So watching Obama's ineptitude in dealing with Russia's aggression to the Ukraine and Crimea, I keep asking myself - is this the flexibility Obama promised Putin once he got re-elected?
  • Russia Deploys Missiles in Western Region

    12/16/2013 2:18:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 16, 2013 | By Andrew Roth
    MOSCOW Russia has deployed short-range ballistic missiles in the countrys west, a move that it contends does not violate international treaties, the Defense Ministry said Monday, though it conceivably would allow Russia to carry out a precise strike against the Baltic nations and Poland. The deployment of the Iskander missiles, which have a maximum range of about 250 miles and are capable of carrying conventional or nuclear payloads, has often been threatened by Russia as a response to proposed extensions of an American missile defense shield in Eastern Europe. However, the announcement on Monday was the first official confirmation...
  • The Chinese Space threat: A Clear and Present Danger (June 2013)

    12/16/2013 5:38:56 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies
    shark-tank.net ^ | June 20, 2013 | JAVIER MANJARRES
    The Chinese Space threat: A Clear and Present Danger June 20, 2013 By JAVIER MANJARRESHow far has the U.S. space program fallen over the past five years? Well, lets just say that the Chinese are now putting their best moon boot forward, as they gearing up to launch its first moon rover. Meanwhile, NASA has retired the shuttle fleet.China has recently launched three of their astronauts that linked up to one of their prototype space stations, leaving some, including [Republican] Congressman Bill Posey wondering why they didnt link up to the international space station.We sat down with Posey, who sits...
  • Russia Nuke Attack Drill As China Selects U.S. Targets

    11/02/2013 6:27:05 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 2, 2013 | IND EDITORIALS
    Global Power: Moscow launches four ICBMs in a large-scale nuclear drill as Chinese state media, brandishing detailed maps, show how Beijing's nuclear submarines can attack U.S. cities. We press "reset," they press "launch." In March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red "reset button" to symbolize improved ties. The era of confrontation when American presidents demanded the tearing down of walls was over. From now on, we would make nice. Fast-forward to 2012, when President Obama met with Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's then-president and now prime minister, at the Nuclear Security Summit in...
  • Obama flips 2011 script in new debt ceiling fight with Republicans (Hussein's 'flexibility'?)

    10/06/2013 4:23:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/13 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama is taking a completely different tack in this years budget fight than in 2011, when talks with congressional leaders ended with him at a low point in his presidency. Administration officials and White House allies argue Obama learned from his mistakes in that round, and that this underscores his decision to not negotiate with Republicans over raising the debt ceiling and ending the government shutdown. Nope, nope, nope, one senior administration official said when asked if Obama would bend on the latest round of debt ceiling negotiations. Hes not budging. Not this time. We took John Boehner at...
  • After Re-election, More Flaccidity

    09/18/2013 4:32:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    >Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison. President Obamas whispers to Russias then-President Dmitri Medvedev were picked up on a hot mic. This is my last election, the president confided to the Russian under his breath, after my election, Ill have more flexibility. ABCs Jake Tapper reported that exchange in March, 2012, at a G-20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea. It remains one of the most shocking incidents in the history of U.S.-Russian relations. Medvedev quickly chimes in to say: I understand. And he promised to carry the Presidents words to Russias real strong man, Vladimir Putin. What...
  • This Is What "Flexibility" Looks Like

    09/13/2013 3:44:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2013 | Mona Charen
    In March 2012, President Obama whispered to placeholder Russian president Dmitri Medvedev that he needed "space" on matters like missile defense until 2013. "After my election, I'll have more flexibility," the president blurted into an unsuspected open microphone. "I will convey this information to Vladimir," Medvedev promised, managing not to smirk outwardly. Medvedev did not need to deliver the message. Obama has telegraphed his weakness in a thousand ways, starting with the "reset" that was premised on the idea that relations between Russia and the U.S. were frayed because we had been without the transformative leadership of Barack Hussein Obama....
  • Obama and Putin: Mr. Flexibility Cancels Meeting with Russian Leader

    08/07/2013 7:54:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 8-7-13 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    If that infamous fly that usually lands on Obamas face in the East Room were to make its way to a wall in Putins office, theres a good chance Mr. Fly would get quite an earful. Imagine Vladimir Putins private reaction to a US president canceling plans to meet with him during his visit to Moscow next month. Like the rest of us, Vladimir is finding out what Americans from Supreme Court Justices to governors of red states to conservatives and Tea Party members already know: If you differ with Barack Obama, he doesnt take it well. Lest...
  • The Real National Scandal: Putins Letter to Obama

    05/22/2013 3:38:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 5/22/13 | Trevor Loudon
    Appalling as the Benghazi, AP, and IRS scandals are, this dwarfs them all. This puts US national survival, and hundreds of millions of lives at stake. The head of Russias National Security Council has arrived in the US on a two-day visit for top-level talks on key stumbling blocks in bilateral relations. He will also deliver President Putins response to a letter President Obama sent in April. Putin aide Yury Ushakov confirmed on Tuesday that Patrushev is carrying the presidential letter and is scheduled to meet Obama. Among the US officials Nikolay Patrushev will meet during his trip is National...
  • Flexibility achieved: As Promised, Obama pulls missile defense system from eastern Europe

    03/20/2013 8:18:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/20/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>The Pentagon is canceling the planned fourth phase of an anti-missile system that had been scheduled for deployment in Poland in 2022. The SM3 IIb missile was significant for two reasons: It was the only interceptor planned for the Europe-based system that could have defended the United States against an attack from Iran; and it was the component of the system most decried by Russia, which claimed that it could be used against its intercontinental missiles.</p>
  • Alabama Legislature Rams Through School Choice/Flexibility Bill

    03/01/2013 7:07:35 AM PST · by alancarp · 41 replies
    al.com ^ | Feb 28-March 1,2013 | numerous al.com sources
    **Note to the moderators: this is a summary post for a number of stories on this same topic. All cited links below include full original titles. No single story/link was sufficient; trying to also prevent multiple posts. Summary: An Alabama Legislative Conference Committee transformed an 8-page education reform bill into a 27-page "bombshell" bill that has now passed both Houses and awaits the Governor's signature. This new bill includes the following provisions: 1. Parents of children in "chronically failing" schools will be allowed to either (a) move into a different (non-failing) public school; or (b) take 80% of the school's...
  • 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 its likely to draw fire from conservatives, if previous debate on the issue is any guide.
  • Let Freedom Ring!

    12/22/2012 6:23:59 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    How about that? Not just Barack Obama can "reset" American policy toward Russia, or give it more "flexibility," to quote his not-so-confidential promise to that country's newest czar. (Our president didn't realize he was talking into an open mike at the time.) It turns out that, in this remarkably well-designed government of divided powers, Est. 1787, Congress can do a little resetting itself. Now that co-equal branch of government has reset the terms of trade with Russia, formerly the Soviet Union of unlamented memory, sic semper tryannis. Congress even got the president to sign on to the effort. This latest...
  • Obama explains Russian 'flexibility' comments

    10/27/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 38 replies
    politico44 ^ | 10/27/12 | BYRON TAU
    SNIP "The discussion there very much just had to do with the fact that it's hard to negotiate additional treaties when i'm off campaigning and doing all kinds of stuff," Obama said.
  • America's Choice Between Flexibility Vs. Backbone

    10/23/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-23-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • IN FOCUS: Russian's next-generation bomber takes shape

    10/16/2012 11:27:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Flight International ^ | 15 Oct 2012 | Vladimir Karnozov
    IN FOCUS: Russian's next-generation bomber takes shape Confirmation came on the occasion of the Russian air force centennial celebrations in August. Addressing media, air force commander-in-chief Lt Gen Victor Bondarev revealed that development of a new strategic bomber, the PAK-DA, had commenced. Its name is a Russian acronym that approximates to "future aviation complex for long-range aviation", and the aircraft is intended to supplement and partially replace the Tupolev Tu-160s, Tu-95MSs and Tu-22M3s now forming the backbone of Russia's land-based strategic bomber fleet. Vladislav Perminov Touching on a recent meeting with Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, during which long-term procurement issues...
  • Obama's Ersatz Space Program - Questionable Agenda

    10/15/2012 12:56:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 15, 2012 | Bruce Johnson
    ........Of all the waste by the Federal government and with all the other Federal agencies that could be moved to privatization, Obama selects our space program. This detracts from the progress of our missile technology that is shared with our military, it inhibits our national defense, and it damages our national identity.Space X is Obama's choice for supplanting NASA. It appears Obama has picked another loser. Move over Solyndra.Let's begin with the performance to date of the ersatz space program called Space X....."Thus far, NASA has awarded at least $2.1 billion in SAA money to private space companies,including a total...
  • While Increasingly Anti-Western, Russia Needs Foreign Military Technology

    10/13/2012 11:53:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 18 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 10/11/2012 | Pavel Felgenhauer
    Last week, US federal prosecutors announced they have broken up a network of Russian agents that allegedly supplied the Russian military, intelligence agencies and defense industry with smuggled US-made electronic and microchip components. A Houston company, Arc Electronics Inc., allegedly illegally shipped some $50 million worth of electronic components to Russia. Its executive, Alexander Fishenko, was arrested together with seven other former Russian and other former Soviet republic citizens. All, apparently, are today naturalized US citizens, and some also hold valid Russian passports. Three other suspects have avoided arrest, apparently hiding in Russia. The US Department of Commerce announced it...
  • Did Stephanie Cutter Just Win The Foreign Policy Debate For Romney?

    10/11/2012 1:58:38 PM PDT · by maggief · 77 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 11, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    In case you havent seen the video, watch it. Drink it in. Obama campaign Deputy Communications Director Stephanie Cutter, in a craven and flailing attempt to salvage the White Houses ebbing credibility surrounding their response to the 9/11/12 attacks in Libya, said that it was her estimation that the attacks were only an issue because Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan made it one. In effect, Cutter said that this attack, one of the most comprehensive and successful Al Qaeda attacks on American assets since September 11, 20001 in which an American ambassador overseas was killed for the first time since...
  • OBAMA & Medvedev CAUGHT ON MIC 'After My Election I Have More Flexibility'

    09/24/2012 3:29:39 AM PDT · by Son House · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 27, 2012 | by 829speedy
    Obama "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility" Medvedev "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir"
  • Imagine The Disaster Our Foreign Policy Will Be When Obama Has The Flexibility He Wants

    09/12/2012 4:42:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Naval expert: Ships shown during Democratic convention tribute to veterans were Russian

    09/11/2012 10:51:32 PM PDT · by iowamark · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 12, 2012 | David Martosko
    The Democratic National Conventions final night included a stirring tribute to Americas veterans from a retired naval four-star admiral, complete with a backdrop of jets flying over a row of proud warships. But convention organizers may soon regret it. Norman Polmar, author of The Naval Institute Guide to the Soviet Navy and other military handbooks, told the Navy Times on Tuesday that the ships were Russian vessels. The ships are definitely Russian, Polmar told the military newspaper. Theres no question of that in my mind. The ships depicted in the Democrats backdrop had radar designs that the U.S. fleet doesnt...
  • God, Jerusalem and 'Flexibility'

    09/05/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT · by morethanright · 26 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-05 18:44:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Democrats meeting at their national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, were in a bit of a pickle. Word got out that God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was struck from the Democratic Party platform, and so a hasty decision was made to rectify the telling blunder.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, put a motion before the convention's delegates to suspend the rules and allow an amendment to the party platform. The measure passed by a roaring voice vote.That was the easy part.Then former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, platform committee chairman, rose...
  • Russia to get stronger nuclear navy, Putin says

    08/01/2012 1:27:20 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 July 2012 | Gleb Bryanski
    (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin oversaw the start of construction of one of Russia's newest generation submarines on Monday and vowed to boost nuclear naval forces to safeguard the country's position as a leading sea power. Warning that its navy would protect top energy producer Russia's interests in the oil-rich Arctic, Putin led the ceremony to begin building the submarine Prince Vladimir, named after the ruler who founded a precursor state to modern Russia. The vessel is the fourth Borei class submarine, designed to carry one of the country's newest and most powerful intercontinental nuclear missiles, the Bulava, or Mace....
  • Obama: "Our Union May Not Be Perfect, But It Is Perfectible"

    07/26/2012 5:03:06 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 76 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-25-012
    <p>"And I confess the progress didn't come quickly, and it did not come easily," President Obama said about his time as a community organizer in Chicago. "Sometimes it didn't come at all. There were times where I thought about giving up and moving on. But what kept me going day in and day out was the same thing that has sustained the Urban League all these years. The same thing that sustains all of you. And that is the belief that in America, change is always possible. That our union may not be perfect, but it is perfectible."</p>
  • Russia: The Bear and the Bison Streamline the CSTO

    07/16/2012 1:21:36 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 7/12/2012 | Roger McDermott
    Moscow has recently reacted with caution and patience following the announced suspension of Uzbekistans membership of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), while leading Russian military officials and experts continue to emphasize that the General Staff regard the risk of military conflict in Central Asia to be growing. In fact, Moscow closely coordinated the resolution to the impasse with Tashkent in the CSTO through its strong defense relations with Minsk, in order to convey a message to Uzbekistan that it either had to cooperate more closely within the body or find a way to leave (RIA Novosti, July 5). Colonel-General...
  • Obama's Plan For World Without Nuclear WeaponsOurs (he must be defeated)

    07/07/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT · by no-llmd · 86 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 7-7-2012 | Investors Business Daily
    The Obama Record: In pursuit of a world without nuclear weapons, the president finalizes plans to decimate our nuclear deterrent and reduce our warhead count beyond even treaty commitments. (snip) President Obama has decided that indeed we are going to tempt them with weakness. According to an Associated Press report on conversations with current and former administration officials, Obama is finalizing plans, perhaps to be released later this month, to cut the U.S. nuclear arsenal to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads with the goal "in the longer term, (of) eliminating nuclear weapons."
  • Putins July 4th Message

    07/07/2012 4:16:26 AM PDT · by No One Special · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 6, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian strategic nuclear bombers entered the U.S. air defense zone near the Pacific coast on Wednesday and were met by U.S. interceptor jets, defense officials told the Free Beacon. It was the second time Moscow dispatched nuclear-capable bombers into the 200-mile zone surrounding U.S. territory in the past two weeks. An earlier intrusion by two Tu-95 Bear H bombers took place near Alaska as part of arctic war games that a Russian military spokesman said included simulated attacks on enemy air defenses and strategic facilities. A defense official said the Pacific coast intrusion came close to the U.S. coast...