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  • Russia is stealthily threatening America with nuclear war

    09/16/2014 7:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Week ^ | September 16, 2014 | Kyle Mizokami
    But it's not quite the projection of strength that it seems... Last week, two aircraft took off from an air base in western Russia, just east of the Russian city of Saratov. The aircraft, Tu-95 strategic bombers code-named Bear by NATO, flew northwest, skirting Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. Once beyond Canada, the two lumbering, propeller-driven bombers settled on a heading straight toward the United States. Their goal was a "launch box" off the coast of the U.S. from which, during wartime, they would fire nuclear-tipped cruise missiles towards American cities and military bases. The provocative flights were timed to a...
  • Russia Has Threatened Nuclear Attack, Says Ukraine Defence Minister

    09/04/2014 12:15:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 2, 2014 | Damien Sharkov
    Kiev has received threats of nuclear retaliation from Russia through unofficial channels if it continues to fight pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian Minister of Defence, Valeriy Heletey, announced on his Facebook page on Monday. “The Russian side has threatened on several occasions across unofficial channels that, in the case of continued resistance they are ready to use a tactical nuclear weapon against us,” Heletey’s statement reads. The minister goes on to say that Russia’s “hybrid war” in Ukraine is at an end, accusing the Kremlin of attempting a “full-scale invasion”. Heletey called for all Ukrainian forces to “consolidate”...
  • Heletej: Ukraine army defeated separatist and now faces Russian troops

    09/02/2014 6:27:37 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Monday 01 september, 2014, 17:57 | Zik TV
    Russia has lost the hybrid war in Donbas. Ukraine army has defeated the terrorists. That is why Kremlin was forced to move its regular troops to Donbas, Ukraine Defense Minister Valery Heletej writes in Facebook Sept. 1. The regular Russian troops are already in Donbas intending to increase its ground and advance on new territories of Ukraine, he says. A big war is on our threshold. Unfortunately, in such war the number of casualties may be in thousands and even tens of thousands, he says. Citing unofficial sources, the minister says Russia has already threatened us to use tactical nuclear...
  • Simulated Conelrad Alert (Spring 1962)

    03/31/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jult 11, 2012 | Michael Shaver
    An interesting simulation of 1962 America. A bit hokey, and also that the simulated broadcast comes from Dayton, OH, home of Wright-Patterson Air Force base, and would have been one of the first places on the mark for a soviet nuclear attack, I believe it echoes the times.
  • 'Small' Nuclear War Could Trigger Catastrophic Cooling

    03/28/2014 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 26, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, researchers say. These findings should further spur the elimination of the more than 17,000 nuclear weapons that exist today, scientists added. During the Cold War, a nuclear exchange between superpowers was feared for years. One potential consequence of such a global nuclear war was "nuclear winter," wherein nuclear explosions sparked huge fires whose smoke, dust and ash blotted out the sun, resulting in a "twilight at noon" for weeks. Much of humanity might eventually die from the...
  • Iran deal a failure, says ex-national security chief (of Israel)

    11/28/2013 12:09:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 28, 2013, 12:55 pm | Stuart Winer
    The former head of the Israeli National Security Council took to the pages of The New York Times to rail against the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, calling the accord a diplomatic failure that missed the mark in diverting Tehran’s nuclear weapons program. In an opinion piece published Thursday, Yaakov Amidror listed the reasons the agreement, signed in Geneva at the beginning of the week, had failed to achieve anything significant. “Iran made only cosmetic concessions to preserve its primary goal, which is to continue enriching uranium,” he wrote. “The agreement represents a failure, not a triumph, of...
  • On This Date in 1983, Stanislav Petrov Single-Handedly Prevented Nuclear War

    09/26/2013 7:43:25 AM PDT · by shego · 11 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 9/26/13 | Erin McCarthy
    On September 26, 1983, the world came very close to nuclear war. Shortly after midnight, alarms inside Serpukhov-15 -- a bunker in Moscow where the Soviet Union monitored its satellites over the United States -- began to go off. The satellites had detected the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from a base in the United States. Then the system reported that five missiles had been launched and were heading toward the Soviet Union from the U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, who was on duty that night, had no way of knowing that it was a false alarm: The satellites...
  • The man who stopped World War III and sacrificed his career

    09/12/2013 6:27:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | September 12, 2013 | Rakesh Krishnan Simha
    Exactly 30 years ago, when early warning systems indicated the Soviet Union was under nuclear attack by the United States, air defence officer Stanislav Petrov went by gut instinct and decided the alarm was false. It was a decision that saved the human race – and ended his career. Place: Serpukhov-15, a ballistic missile early warning command and control post south of Moscow. Time: Just after midnight, September 26, 1983. Officers of the elite Soviet Air Defence Force are about to begin their night shift at the top secret installation. Their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov, 44, pushes back in...
  • Lindsey Graham: Support War in Syria or Charleston will be Nuked!

    09/07/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | September 7, 2013 | Joshua Cook
    War Hawks are getting so desperate that they are using fear tactics in order to motivate constituents to support the war in Syria. Syria and Iran maybe allies, but Sen. Lindsay Graham's analysis of their connection is simplistic and misguided. According to the senator, if the US does not intervene in Syria, Iran will not take the US seriously and will have a nuclear weapon by the end of 2014. If Iran gets nuclear weapons, such weapons will end up in the hands of terrorists. He ended his analysis by describing the fear-inducing-if-unrealistic situation of a nuclear bomb dropping on...
  • New Report Identifies a Potential Missile Launching Site in Iran

    08/11/2013 4:23:20 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 9, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    A previously undisclosed site advertised by Iran as a launching pad for its space program could be used for testing ballistic missiles, according to a London-based weapons research publication. The publication IHS Jane’s analyzed satellite imagery and concluded that the site, located 220 miles east of Tehran near the Caspian Sea, was developed in the last three years to be one of three launching sites for Iran’s space program, the New York Times reports: The Jane’s report was likely to be viewed with concern by Western officials and Israel. They have expressed suspicions that Iran’s ballistic missile development is part...
  • Baaawhaaa

    04/14/2013 6:20:06 PM PDT · by econjack · 12 replies
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  • The One Thing That Makes Kim Jong Un Feel Sad...

    04/12/2013 5:29:47 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
    This concept isn't original, I took it from this cartoon (can't make out the cartoonist's signature, but I'll gladly link to them when I can find out).A drawn cartoon is one thing, but I wanted to see how it would turn out as a photoshop. I'm pretty happy with it.
  • North Korea: let's not resort to racism

    04/12/2013 4:59:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 12, 2013 | Chris Roper
    We may not agree with Kim Jong-un, but caricaturing him as a little dancing fool with the crazy hairstyle is plain prejudice. It's a happy truism. Scratch a politically correct liberal, and you'll find a human being. And it appears that racism is the default state of being for humans. Don't ask me why. Perhaps when the Catholics tell us we are all born in sin, this is the sin they mean? Take North Korea, and the current hoo-ha about its threat to launch missiles against the US. It seems that some people think it's okay to caricature Kim Jong-un...
  • As Romney's Defeat Becomes Inevitable, Mad Netanyahu May Attack Iran (Bucket or pail suggested)

    09/23/2012 6:59:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Al-Jazeerah ^ | September 24, 2012 | Alan Hart
    What Might Netanyahu Do if Romney's Defeat Becomes Inevitable? Alan Hart examines whether Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is mad enough to order an attack on Iran in what remains of Obama’s first term without the president’s blessing and American participation? Even before his latest reported gaffe the polls were indicating that Mitt Romney will fail in his Zionist-backed bid to deny President Barack Obama a second term in the White House. After the Republican presidential candidate tried and failed to make political capital out of the killing of the American ambassador and three of his colleagues in Libya, Obama...
  • NBC's 'Revolution'—Life In U.S. After An EMP Attack

    08/20/2012 6:13:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 78 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 29, 2012
    National Security: A new TV series demonstrates graphically how vulnerable our society is to an attack using weapons our enemies, including rogue state Iran, could use tomorrow — and the importance of missile defense. Set in a future "where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever," according to the promos, the drama series is fiction, but the threat it depicts, the end of technological society and life as we know it, is a frighteningly real possibility. We've warned of the threat many times, but the damage an electromagnetic pulse...
  • SENIOR ISRAELI OFFICIAL WARNS OF “30 DAY WAR” WITH IRAN

    08/16/2012 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog ^ | 8/16/2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Tonight in Israel, war with Iran seems closer than ever. Top Iranian officials are threatening to annihilate Israel again. Senior Israeli officials are telling people to get their gas masks and prepare for the worst. “With the US sending clear public signals to Israel that it is opposed to military action now against Iran, and a cacophonous debate on the matter in Israel, senior Iranian officials continue to threaten Israel with destruction,” reports the Jerusalem Post. “Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that he was confidant ‘the fake Zionist (regime) will disappear from the landscape of geography,’ Iran’s...
  • Videographer had bottoms up view of nuclear blast, lives to tell tale.

    07/30/2012 8:30:55 AM PDT · by America_Right · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 27, 2012 | Mary Quinn O'Connor
    George Yoshitake, Don Luttrell, and four other officers stood directly underneath an exploding nuclear warhead 55 years ago -- and lived to tell their tale. The blast was just a test, a bit of Cold War marketing designed to make the concept of nuclear war less scary for the public, but the 2-kiloton atomic explosion set off over the Nevada nuclear test site (and over the heads of those six men) was very real. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/27/how-does-it-feel-to-stand-under-nuclear-bomb/?intcmp=features#ixzz227VcfW9E
  • The World War Three Files

    02/26/2012 1:24:46 AM PST · by U-238 · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/2012 | Donovan Sanderbrook
    March 1981, and inside 10 Downing Street, Margaret Thatcher is confronting the most terrible dilemma any British Prime Minister has ever faced. The news could hardly be worse. Across Britain, tens of thousands of terrified people are streaming out of the major cities. Looting is widespread, while every day brings bomb attacks at railway stations and RAF bases. Abroad, the Red Army has sliced through the West’s defences, using chemical weapons to punch through Nato’s front lines. Yugoslavia has fallen, and West Germany and Norway are on the verge of succumbing. After four days of Russian air raids, killing hundreds...
  • Ayatollah: Kill all Jews, annihilate Israel

    02/05/2012 8:48:11 PM PST · by rmlew · 37 replies
    WoldNet Daily ^ | February 5, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    The Iranian government, through a website proxy, has laid out the legal and religious justification for the destruction of Israel and the slaughter of its people. The doctrine includes wiping out Israeli assets and Jewish people worldwide. The article, written by Alireza Forghani, a conservative analyst and a strategy specialist in Khamenei’s camp, now is being run on most state-owned conservative sites, including the Revolutionary Guards’ Fars News Agency, showing that the regime endorses this doctrine.
  • Pakistani Editorial Says Nuclear War with India “Inevitable” as Water Dispute Continues

    12/09/2011 1:39:47 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 09/12/2011 | John Daly
    Every now and again, one reads an editorial that stops the reader in his tracks. On 8 December, with the headline "War Inevitable To Tackle Indian Water Aggression," Pakistan’s Urdu-language Nawa-e Waqt, issued such a screed. Nawa-e Waqt bluntly commented on India’s Kashmiri water polices and Islamabad’s failure up to now to stop New Delhi’s efforts to construct hydroelectric dams in Kashmir, “India should be forcibly prevented from constructing these dams. If it fails to constrain itself, we should not hesitate in launching nuclear war because there is no solution except this.” Potential nuclear war over water rights – such...
  • If Sarah Palin were vice president

    08/25/2011 1:16:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 25, 2011 | Abby W. Schachter
    If Sarah Palin were Vice President of the United States does anyone think she would have ever said anything even remotely deferrential about China's one-child policy? Palin is the mother of five, including three girls and yet she's supposedly the one who would have been a horrible embarrassment to America instead of our current Veep Joe Biden, who incidentally, was the one who declared that he wouldn't "second guess" the Chinese policy of forced streilization, forced abortions and coerced abortions. Biden's attempt at fixing the problem, by having his spoekwoman issue a statement wasn't helpful either. "The Obama Administration strongly...
  • Israel Won't Withstand War in Wake of Strike on Iran, ex-Mossad Chief Says

    06/02/2011 8:31:56 PM PDT · by lbryce · 43 replies
    Haarertz ^ | June 1, 2011 | Gili Cohen
    Speaking at Tel Aviv conference, Meir Dagan says use of force should be Israel's last option, adding that the IDF could not stop Tehran's nuclear program, only delay it. By Gili Cohen Tags: Iran nuclear IDF Mossad Israel would not withstand a regional conflict ignited by an Israeli strike of Iran's nuclear facilities, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said on Wednesday, adding that Israel did not have the capability to stop Tehran's nuclear ambitions, just to delay them. In his first public appearance since leaving the post in September, Dagan said earlier this month that the possibility a future Israel...
  • World War “Threads”: The Nuclear War of 1988

    05/26/2011 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Oculus III · 21 replies
    The Global Nuclear War between East and West began twenty-three years ago today, on Thursday, May 26, 1988, at 8:30 a.m. GMT. It started with a single Soviet nuclear missile detonated over the North Sea. The electromagnetic pulse from that blast blew out the phones and electrical power across northern Europe and brought Britain’s days as a technological society to an end. The 210 megatons of nuclear warheads that fell upon the island seven minutes later finished off everything else. And it was the same all over the world. No hiding place: by the end of the day, the former...
  • Arab League to ask UN to impose no-fly zone over Gaza

    04/10/2011 10:34:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/10/11 | Staff
    The Arab League on Sunday announced during a special meeting in Cairo that it plans to press the UN to impose a no-fly zone over Gaza amid an escalation in violence in the area, AFP reported. Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa said he plans to present the proposal to the UN Security Council, the report said. The announcement came as Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Sunday that UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Roberty Serry successfully brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip including Hamas.
  • U.S. Soldiers Fighting Israelis?

    03/24/2011 4:43:59 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 34 replies
    A New Wrinkle in Time By Norma Zager “Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life.” Napoleon Hill Last night at our how-do-we-save-the-world meeting (yes, we actually do meet) a very smart man posed a question whose answer caused me great angst. What do you think will happen, he asked me, when the United Nations recognizes Palestine as a sovereign state and sends in peacekeeping troops? The United States will be part of that deployment and suddenly U.S. soldiers will be fighting against Israelis. Well now, that’s a whole other kettle of...
  • Small Nuclear War Could Reverse Global Warming for Years

    02/27/2011 5:12:08 PM PST · by Innovative · 97 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | Feb 22, 2011 | Charles Q. Choi
    Regional war could spark "unprecedented climate change," experts predict. Even a regional nuclear war could spark "unprecedented" global cooling and reduce rainfall for years, according to U.S. government computer models. Widespread famine and disease would likely follow, experts speculate. Earth is currently in a long-term warming trend. After a regional nuclear war, though, average global temperatures would drop by 2.25 degrees F (1.25 degrees C) for two to three years afterward, the models suggest.
  • NKorea threatens SKorea with nuclear war

    12/12/2010 11:11:09 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 13, 2010 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea warned Monday that U.S.-South Korean cooperation could bring a nuclear war to the region, as the South began artillery drills amid lingering tension nearly three weeks after the North's deadly shelling of a South Korean island. The South's naval live-fire drills are scheduled to run Monday through Friday at 27 sites. The regularly scheduled exercises are getting special attention following a North Korean artillery attack on front-line Yeonpyeong Island that killed two South Korean marines and two civilians.
  • Countdown to Oblivion: North Korea artillery strike - the Start of the First Nuclear War?

    11/27/2010 5:36:01 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    The Daily Mail, UK ^ | 27th November 2010 | Tom Cain
    Countdown to Oblivion: North Korea artillery strike - the Start of the First Nuclear War? By Tom Cain At the time, people called it the Third World War. Now though, we refer to the ­terrible events of late 2010 in a different way. We call this the First Nuclear War. It began on November 23, 2010, when North Korean artillery bombarded the small island of Yeonpyeong, which lies in the Yellow Sea, just south of the maritime border between the two Koreas. More than 60 properties were set ablaze and four people were killed. South Korea’s staunch ally President Barack...
  • NW Postcards: Moses Lake Missile Silo (For Sale: $3.5 million)

    08/07/2010 12:17:01 PM PDT · by epithermal · 15 replies
    NWCN ^ | August 6, 2010 | Ed Muir
    In the vast fields near Moses Lake, locked behind two gates and sixteen floors under ground sits a nuclear missile silo. And it's up for sale! NWCN's Ed Muir tours the impressive silo and takes us into the massive power dome!
  • North Korea threatens to Nuke U.S.

    07/24/2010 12:55:51 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/24/2010 | John G. Winder
    As the U.S. and South Korea prepare for joint Naval exercises set to begin this weekend in the Sea of Japan, the North Korea Defense Commission has issued a statement promising a “retaliatory sacred war” against both South Korea and the United States. “The army and people of the (North) will legitimately counter with their powerful nuclear deterrence the largest—ever nuclear war exercises,” the commission said in a statement published by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. ...
  • North Korea Threatens to Nuke U.S. Forces.

    07/24/2010 4:59:58 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 18 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 07-24-10 | Southerman
    North Korea is threatening a “nuclear deterrence” to joint naval exercises planned by the United States and South Korea. So how’s that whole appeasement and bowing thing working out President Obama? What we are witnessing is the fruition of President Obama’s lackadaisical foreign policy. Despite President Obama’s barn burning world apology tour the North Koreans remain nonplussed and even, dare I say it, defiant. What we are dealing with is an insane dictator who has tasted blood in the form of a perceived weakness. Had the Obama administration spent more time projecting a forceful presence and less time apologizing North...
  • Moscow arms against nuclear attack

    07/15/2010 7:02:19 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 42 replies · 1+ views
    RT.com ^ | 7/12/2010 | RT.com
    Nearly 5,000 new emergency bomb shelters will be built in Moscow by 2012 to save people in case of potential attacks. In the last 20 years, the area of air-raid defense has been developed little, and the existing shelters have become outdated. Moreover, they are located mostly in the city center, which makes densely populated Moscow outskirts especially vulnerable in the event of a nuclear attack In order to resolve the issue, the city has given architects a task to construct a typical model of an easy-to-build shelter that will be located all over the city 10 to 15 meters...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • The Russian Nuclear Button

    05/28/2010 9:42:04 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies · 729+ views
    Foreign Policy Magazine ^ | 5/27/2010 | David E. Hoffman
    <p>In the event of a nuclear missile attack on Russia, three hard-shell briefcases filled with electronics are set to alert their holders simultaneously. Inside each is a portable terminal, linked to the command and control network for Russia's strategic nuclear forces. One of them accompanies the Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, wherever he goes. It is known as the Cheget, and allows the president to monitor a missile crisis, make decisions, and transmit those decisions to the military. It's similar to the nuclear "football" that accompanies the American president.</p>
  • Obama's false START: The O Force surrenders nuclear superiority to the Russians

    04/08/2010 7:05:28 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 8 replies · 645+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 9, 2010 | Editorial
    The Obama administration erred badly in announcing its new nuclear posture only days before the treaty signing, since this will frame the treaty-ratification debate. Senators will have legitimate concerns over how the treaty will be implemented within the new nuclear framework, especially since the strategic shift came after the treaty had been negotiated. The administration will have a hard time justifying the disconnects between treaty and strategy. The treaty's warhead limit is a case in point. America will reduce its warhead stockpile, but the Obama administration has also unilaterally pledged not to modernize the U.S. nuclear force. This concession opens...
  • Zero Has No Legs

    04/05/2010 10:14:43 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 12 replies · 639+ views
    GlobalSecurity.org ^ | April 5, 2010 | Amitai Etzioni
    President Obama's strategy to protect us from the danger of nuclear war and nuclear terrorism is about to be tested. The precept that good deeds (and fabulous speeches) beget good deeds will face reality at two major international conferences: Obama's Nuclear Security Summit in mid April and the Review Conference of the Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty in May. Obama proffered an attractive vision of a world without nuclear weapons, and a theory--that if Russia and the U.S. reduce their stockpiles, other nations will be inspired either to give up their nuclear arms or refrain from acquiring them. That is...
  • Exercise in 2009 simulated nuclear attack on U.S., counterstrike

    04/05/2010 7:18:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 697+ views
    GeoStrategy Direct ^ | 4/4/2010 | GeoStrategy Direct
    The U.S. Strategic Command last year held one of its largest major exercises simulating a nuclear attack on the United States and a counterstrike involving bombers, ground-based missiles and submarine-launched missiles. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton last week told the House Armed Services subcommittee that the exercise was “the most extensive nuclear command, control and communications field exercise in over a decade.” “It demonstrated the full range of nuclear deterrence capabilities by integrating submarine strategic deterrent patrols, more than 90 aircraft sorties, an ICBM test launch, and five days of continuous airborne command-and-control operations,” he said. The exercise, held from...
  • Israel unveils new drone fleet that can fly as far as Persian Gulf, putting Iran within range

    02/21/2010 11:58:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Newport News Daily Press / The Associated Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Tia Goldenberg
    TEL NOF AIR FORCE BASE, Israel — Israel's air force on Sunday introduced a fleet of huge pilotless planes that can remain in the air for a full day and fly as far as the Persian Gulf, putting rival Iran within its range. The Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet (26 meters), making them the size of Boeing 737 passenger jets and the largest unmanned aircraft in Israel's military. The planes can fly at least 20 consecutive hours and are primarily used for surveillance and carrying diverse payloads. At the fleet's inauguration ceremony at a sprawling air...
  • The EMP threat: fact, fiction, and response (part 2)

    02/01/2010 11:23:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 52 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Space Review ^ | 2/1/2010 | Yousaf M. Butt
    What appears to be of particular concern to the EMP commission is the scepter of terrorist groups or so-called “rogue” nations carrying out such an attack. As outlined by Dr. Pry, one of the commissioners, before a 2005 Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, “[a] nuclear missile concealed in the hold of a freighter would give Iran, or terrorists, the capability to perform an EMP attack against the United States homeland, without developing an ICBM, and with some prospect of remaining anonymous. Iran’s Shahab-3 medium-range missile… is a mobile missile, and small enough to be transported in the...
  • Pakistan rejects report questioning nuclear weapons' safety

    11/08/2009 8:43:33 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 310+ views
    Space War ^ | 11/08/2009 | Staff Writers via AFP
    Pakistan on Sunday angrily rejected a media report that raised fears of a militant takeover of the Taliban-hit nation's nuclear weapons and suggested that the US had a hand in protecting the arsenal. In the latest issue of The New Yorker magazine, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh wrote that US officials had negotiated pacts with Pakistan to provide security for the nuclear arsenal in extreme circumstances. It also raised the possibility that the threat to the security of the nuclear programme might come not from Taliban rebels battling the government, but from a "mutiny" by fundamentalist elements within the powerful military....
  • US Must Plan for Nuke Wars

    10/28/2009 8:32:37 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 856+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 10/28/2009 | Colin Grant
    Perhaps more than any other open-source outfit, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has put serious intellectual muscle into examining the implications of waging war in an environment where potential enemies don’t just threaten to use nuclear weapons, they actually detonate a nuclear device. While nuclear disarmament remains a noble aspiration, the world is going in the other direction, that is, more states with more nukes, says CSBA President Andrew Krepinevich in a new report, US Nuclear Forces: Meeting the Challenge of a Proliferated World. From four nuclear states in the 1960s, there are now double that number (adding...
  • "Why the Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to Nuclear Weapons" (Yahoo News -decent read)

    10/11/2009 7:54:47 AM PDT · by austinaero · 8 replies · 559+ views
    Yahoo News with TIME moniker ^ | 10/11/2009 | David Von Drehle
    "President Barack Obama's Nobel peace surprise was given "primarily for his work on and commitment to nuclear disarmament," according to Agot Valle, a Norwegian politician who served on the award committee. Valle told the Wall Street Journal that the stewards of the prize wanted to "support" Obama's goal, as expressed recently at the United Nations, "of a world without nuclear weapons." It's tough to think of a goal more widely espoused than the dream of an H-bomb-free planet. Ronald Reagan and Jane Fonda, political opposites, came together on this one - in his second term, Reagan stunned his own advisers...
  • Middle East atomic conflict would kill tens of millions: report

    07/21/2009 9:14:37 AM PDT · by FlorianG · 31 replies · 1,292+ views
    National Post ^ | July 18, 2009 | Peter Goodspeed
    It's the nightmare that haunts the modern Middle East --Iran succeeds in its quest for nuclear weapons and goes to war with Israel, causing massive human casualties and destruction on a demonic scale that in turn could trigger a worldwide economic collapse. Now, researchers at Washington's Center for Strategic & International Studies have tried to assess the extent to which civilian targets will be damaged in any Iran-Israel nuclear exchange.
  • Israeli navy in Suez Canal prepares for potential attack on Iran?

    07/16/2009 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 9 replies · 1,177+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | July 16, 2009 | Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem
    Two Israeli missile class warships have sailed through the Suez Canal ten days after a submarine capable of launching a nuclear missile strike, in preparation for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
  • N.Korea warns of 'dark clouds of nuclear war'

    06/25/2009 9:13:24 AM PDT · by FromLori · 21 replies · 665+ views
    Google News ^ | 6/25/09
    SEOUL (AFP) — North Korea warned that "dark clouds of nuclear war" are gathering over the peninsula and vowed to strengthen its atomic arsenal as it marked the anniversary of the 1950-1953 conflict. Rodong Sinmun, newspaper of the ruling communist party, accused the United States and its ally South Korea of trying to provoke another war with their pledge of a US nuclear "umbrella" over the South. "A touch-and-go situation has been created on the Korean peninsula... with dark clouds of a nuclear war gathering as the hours tick by," it said in a lengthy commentary marking the anniversary, carried...
  • WWIII? British release secret planning manual

    06/23/2009 4:07:31 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies · 916+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jill Lawless
    It's October 1968, and the Soviet Union has just landed cosmonauts on the moon. Warsaw Pact troops are massing on the Austrian border, and nuclear showdown looms between east and west.
  • Obama says Iran's energy concerns legitimate

    06/02/2009 5:10:15 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 14 replies · 542+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | NANCY ZUCKERBROD
    Obama says Iran's energy concerns legitimate By NANCY ZUCKERBROD The Associated Press Tuesday, June 2, 2009 3:40 PM LONDON -- President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy _ provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful. In a BBC interview broadcast Tuesday, Obama also restated plans to pursue direct diplomacy with Tehran to encourage it to set aside any ambitions for nuclear weapons it might harbor. Iran has insisted its nuclear program is aimed at generating electricity. But the U.S. and other Western governments accuse Tehran of seeking atomic weapons. "Without going...
  • The Unfolding Iranian Drama

    05/22/2009 7:06:45 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies · 473+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Herbert London
    Based on hints, feints, public pronouncements, and off the record commentary, the administration's stance toward Iran is coming into focus. Without any question, military action against Iran is off the agenda. The Obama administration will do nothing to prevent the further enrichment of uranium by Iran's mullahs, notwithstanding who is elected in that nation's upcoming vote. The negotiations with Iran are based on the premise that Iran can produce as much enriched uranium as it wants as long as a nuclear bomb isn't manufactured. In other words, Obama seeks a "Japanese solution," the conditions for a bomb without actually making...
  • The terror war and nuclear proliferation

    04/19/2009 8:50:21 PM PDT · by graywaiter · 13 replies · 613+ views
    The Examiner ^ | April 17, 2009 | Paul Kujawsky
    Brian T. Kennedy, the president of the Claremont Institute, dished out blame impartially for why America doesn’t have missile defense. “Liberals are automatically opposed to missile defense,” as it represents American military superiority; conservatives were too busy preening about winning the Cold War; too busy trying to save tax dollars.” Since no one took the menace seriously enough, today we have only a rudimentary system. Missile strikes are bad enough. When Kennedy turned his attention to the EMP threat, the horrible became unimaginable. EMP, or Electromagnetic Pulse, sounds like science fiction, but is deadly serious. A single nuclear warhead, perhaps...
  • Russia’s nuclear attack on U.S. may start with major banks (A gift from Russia to the world)

    04/18/2009 8:34:41 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 31 replies · 1,925+ views
    Pravda ^ | 17.04.2009 | Sergei Malinin
    While US scientists put forward the new doctrine of the Minimum Nuclear Deterrence (targeting missiles against Russia’s 12 key enterprises), Bigness.ru decided to draw a map of a limited strike that could paralyze the US economy. It turns out that the United States is much more vulnerable than Russia at this point. An attack against only five targets in the USA will throw the US economy back into the Stone Age. US scientists put forward an idea to focus targets on 12 key objects of the Russian economy: enterprises of Gazprom, Rosneft, Rusal, Nornikel, Surgutneftegaz, Evraz and Severstal. The suggestion...