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  • Plotting a Clear Path Forward for Homeland Missile Defense

    08/22/2020 5:14:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2020 | Patty-Jane Geller
    Homeland missile defense faces an uncertain future. The U.S. deploys 44 ground-based interceptors to Alaska and California and a global sensor network to defend the homeland from a limited attack. But as these systems age and the foreign missile threat grows, the U.S. needs to commit to ensuring an adequate missile defense for the future. A strong missile defense offers many benefits. Most importantly, it can save hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American lives, from a limited nuclear attack.It also serves as a deterrent. By lowering the probability that an attack will succeed, it forces states like North...
  • Turkey's Quiet Deal Keeps U.S. Close, Israel Not So Far

    10/01/2011 2:29:30 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | October 1, 2011 | Peter Kenyon
    Turkey's leaders have called Israel the "West's spoiled child," and the "bully" of the eastern Mediterranean. When a Tel Aviv soccer team showed up in Istanbul recently for a match, the welcome was less than warm. In September, Turkey kicked out the Israeli ambassador, suspended military and trade deals and threatened legal and naval action to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. As roars of approval went up around the Arab world, few noticed another announcement quietly slipped in by Ankara: Turkey had signed off on a plan to host an American X-band radar system as part of a...
  • Over 120 Missiles for Russian S-400 Systems Delivered to Turkey

    01/22/2020 8:08:36 AM PST · by DTAD · 12 replies
    More than 120 surface-to-air guided missiles have been supplied by Russia to Turkey along with a regiment set of S-400 air defense missile systems, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Monday.
  • Italian police arrest 6 in raids against suspected members of radical leftist group

    06/11/2009 6:32:43 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 9 replies · 2,229+ views
    By Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2009 | By Associated Press
    ROME (AP) — Italian police arrested six people Thursday in raids on a group of suspected radical leftists who were allegedly planning a terror attack, authorities said.
  • To Moscow, L'Aquila and even onto Accra

    07/12/2009 12:56:42 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Times of Malta ^ | July 11, 2009 | Editors
    Nobody watching President Barack Obama talking to President Dmitry Medvedev to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and addressing a university audience could have failed to notice that Moscow was not a pre-Presidential election Berlin audience. The first was courteous, the second displayed no emotion and the third was cool. No chemistry there; added to which his visit was overshadowed by Michael Jackson's funeral. The main achievement was a missile deal that favoured Moscow, which did not go down well with his political opponents at home and has yet to receive the Senate's fiat. But there was also agreement reached to allow...
  • RUDY GIULIANI DROPS A BOMB! Shames Elitist Hack Kurtz and Outs BIDEN CRIMES IN ROMANIA!

    10/06/2019 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 122 replies
    GP ^ | October 6, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Rudy Giuliani: The witness I relied upon if you paid any attention to what I did last week is someone named Victor Shokin. That’s the affidavit I put out plus two others… Those three all say that Joe Biden pressured the president to fire Shokin because Shokin had just come upon a laundered $3 million transaction to Hunter Biden. And he was told by the Serbian government that the United States government would not allow to give that information out. That’s the reason they say they were fired… That’s a lot stronger proof than any silly whistleblower nonsense about something...
  • Russia offers Saudi Missile Defenses After Attack

    09/16/2019 1:50:22 PM PDT · by mikeIII · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/16/2019 | AFP
    Putin offers to sell Saudi Arabia its missile defense systems in the wake of the attack on its oil facilities. “We are ready to help Saudi Arabia so that she can protect her territory,” he says. “She can do so in the same way that Iran has already done in buying the S-300 Russian missile system and the same way that Turkey has already done in buying the S-400 Russian missile system,” Putin adds at a press conference in Ankara, alongside the Turkish and Iranian leaders. The US has blamed Iran for the attack on the Saudi oil facilities.
  • Clinton slams Trump administration's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran

    05/08/2019 5:27:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Fpx News ^ | May 8, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration’s recent escalation of tensions with Iran – saying she “can’t imagine a more dangerous situation than the one we’re in now.” Speaking at Dartmouth College, Clinton said the Trump administration’s recent sanctions against Iran and the deployment of an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf have only served to further erode relations between Washington and Tehran that started when the United States withdrew from the controversial, Obama-era nuclear deal. “Now we have an administration that doesn’t believe in agreements,” Clinton said. “The Iranians have...
  • [2017] Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump, campaign aides

    04/30/2019 10:33:01 PM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    [Dossier] Democrats intentionally used disinformation from Russia to attack Trump, campaign aidesBy Rowan Scarborough The Washington Times July 11, 2017 While the mainstream news media hunts for evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, the public record shows that Democrats have willfully used Moscow disinformation to influence the presidential election against Donald Trump and attack his administration.The disinformation came in the form of a Russian-fed dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele. It contains a series of unverified criminal charges against Mr. Trump’s campaign aides, such as coordinating Moscow’s hacking of Democratic Party computers.Some Democrats have widely circulated the discredited information....
  • US Military Shoots ICBM Target Out of the Sky in Missile Defense Test

    03/29/2019 7:41:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    KTLA ^ | 03/28/2019 | Elizabeth Howell
    Missiles shot from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base successfully destroyed an airborne target Monday (March 25) as part of a U.S. missile defense test... The target was an intercontinental ballistic missile launched from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, about 4,000 miles (6,440 kilometers) from Vandenberg. During the test, sensors in space, on the ground and at sea helped guide two ground-based interceptors (GBI) fired from Vandenberg. The first interceptor destroyed the target, a re-entry vehicle, while the second one searched the remaining debris for other threatening objects. Since there were no...
  • Russian TV lists potential nuclear strike targets in US after Putin warning

    02/26/2019 5:55:00 AM PST · by ETL · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 26, 2019 | Edmund DeMarche | Fox News
    Russian state TV on Sunday listed potential targets in the U.S. in the event of a nuclear strike and claimed that its new hypersonic missile technology could reach them in less than five minutes. Reuters called the report “unusual even by the sometimes bellicose standards of Russian state TV.” The targets included the Pentagon and Camp David. The report came days after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the U.S. against deploying intermediate-range missiles in Europe. ..." The Guardian reported that other U.S. sites included Maryland’s Fort Ritchie, McClellan air force base in California and Jim Creek naval communications base in...
  • President of Ukraine praises way Trump handles Putin

    02/22/2019 2:31:42 PM PST · by ETL · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 22, 2019 | Victor Garcia | Fox News
    “I think that this administration does an excellent, a great job. This is not an assumption,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “I have a feeling that this U.S. administration clearly understands the possible danger of Putin.” Poroshenko spoke out against Putin’s hostilities toward his country and said Putin’s only goal was to re-establish the glory of the “Russian Empire.”“He wants to renew, to restore the Russian empire, the Soviet Union and he does not have any red line for reaching these results,” Poroshenko told co-host Bill Hemmer.Wednesday marked five years since a popular uprising that...
  • Networks Refuse to Cover Senate’s ‘No Russia Collusion’ Report

    02/16/2019 6:20:58 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/16/2019 | John Nolte
    The same networks that spent 2,202 minutes of collective airtime to push the Russia Collusion Media-Hoax are refusing to cover the Senate Intelligence Committee bipartisan report, which found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Media Research Center (MRC) did the research and found that between January 21, 2017, and February 10, 2019, “ABC’s World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, and the NBC Nightly News [spent] 2,202 minutes on the Russia investigation [, which] accounted for nearly 19 percent of all Trump-related reporting [, and now] none of those three shows have even mentioned the investigation since...
  • Tucker: There was no Russian collusion -- It was all fake. It's negligence on a stunning scale

    02/13/2019 12:07:14 PM PST · by ETL · 74 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Tucker Carlson | Fox News
    We have news for you, breaking news, that for whatever reason is being downplayed or ignored by other media outlets, but we think you want to know about it. Five simple words describe it, there was no Russian collusion. There is no evidence whatsoever that the Trump campaign conspired in any way with the government of Vladimir Putin during the last presidential election. That is apparently the conclusion of the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee. That Committee spent two years investigating this question. Of course, hundreds of interviews, reams of classified documents, untold millions in taxpayer dollars. No collusion at all....
  • Ex-Trump attorney slams 'waste of time' Mueller probe as 'one of the greatest frauds' in US history

    02/13/2019 7:14:11 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Liam Quinn | Fox News
    Veteran criminal defense attorney John Dowd has savaged Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as a "terrible waste of time" and questioned whether a report will ever be produced. Dowd, who served as a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team from June 2017 until March 2018, made the explosive comments during an interview with ABC News. “I will be shocked, if anything regarding the president is made public, other than, ‘we’re done’,” the 77-year-old said. “I know exactly what he has. I know exactly what every witness said, what every document said. I know exactly what he asked. And I know...
  • Russian military must develop game-changing ground-based cruise, hypersonic missiles by 2020: Chief

    02/05/2019 8:17:45 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 6 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 2/6/19 | USA Features
    The head of Russia’s armed forces said Tuesday that it was imperative the country’s military develop ground-based cruise and hypersonic missiles by 2020 to counter rising threats from the U.S. and the West. In particular, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a conference call, the military will be looking at developing a ground-based version of the sea-launched Kalibr missile within the next two years, a requirement ahead of creating a longer-range hypersonic missile system. “The General Staff has submitted to the supreme commander-in-chief a list of measures, which he has approved. In 2019-2020, we need to develop the ground-based version...
  • Trump to revive ‘Star Wars’ missile defense concept in face of growing hypersonic weapons threat

    01/17/2019 11:38:47 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/17/19 | USA Features
    In the 1980s, then-President Ronald Reagan approved funding for a space-based missile defense concept that was nicknamed “Star Wars” by critics, after the famous movie franchise. Derided by critics as too expensive and Democrats as unnecessarily provocative towards the Soviet Union, the concept, formally called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and announced by Reagan in 1983, envisioned a space-based defense network capable of intercepting ICBMs well before they reached their targets.
  • The U.S. should place more emphasis on hypersonic weapons development

    10/08/2018 1:50:02 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 34 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 10/8/18 | Jon E. Dougherty
    Notes Griffin further, in terms of hypersonic missile development, “The rest of the world is not stupid, and they are catching up to us. And, in some areas, have caught up.” Hypersonic vehicles can travel at speeds up to 5,500 miles per hour (hypersonic is considered five times the speed of sound or Mach 5). Currently, there are no missile defense systems that are agile enough to successfully target a hypersonic missile; in fact, current missile defense systems are vulnerable to spoofing by decoys and could also be rendered ineffective with electronic warfare. If you add the element of super-speed,...
  • Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

    09/24/2018 7:22:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Russian officials said Syria's outdated S-200 systems weren't sophisticated enough to identify the Russian plane as a friendly one. Monday's statement from Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia will send the newer S-300 missile defense systems to Syria within the next two weeks. Earlier in the war, Russia suspended a supply of S-300, which Israel feared Syria could use against it. Shoigu said Russia is now going to go ahead with the shipment because "the situation has changed, and it's not our fault." The supply of S-300s to Syria will "calm down some hotheads" whose actions "pose a threat...
  • Obama adviser backs off Bush missile defense line

    05/01/2009 12:04:16 PM PDT · by james500 · 19 replies · 1,640+ views
    AP ^ | 5/1/2009 | DESMOND BUTLER
    A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama says that Russia has some reasonable concerns about U.S. missile defense plans. Russia has strongly opposed U.S. missile defense plans in Europe. Moscow says the system could undermine the deterrent of its vast nuclear arsenal. ... However, Obama's coordinator for weapons of mass destruction policy, Gary Samore on Friday said that Russia's objections are legitimate as Washington and Moscow pursue nuclear reductions.