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  • Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam

    02/15/2013 6:08:16 PM PST · by LadyEleanor · 26 replies
    NBC ^ | 12/15/12
    Russian nuclear bombers intercepted near Guam U.S. military officials tell NBC News that two Russian bombers, capable of carrying nuclear cruise missiles, circled the U.S. island of Guam in the Western Pacific this week. U.S. Air Force F-15 jets scrambled from Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to intercept the bombers. According to one military official, the Russian Bear bombers remained in international airspace, the encounter between the U.S. and Russian aircraft “stayed professional” and there was no incident. The official said it’s impossible to determine whether the Russian bombers carried any nuclear weapons.
  • Financial woes don't stop Russia funding new nuke weapon systems

    03/02/2009 11:41:31 AM PST · by ponder life · 4 replies · 421+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Russia's critically weak finances won't slow its ambitious plans to modernize and upgrade its sea-, land- and air-based nuclear missiles, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's right-hand man announced Wednesday. "The bulk of state defense orders in 2009 is allocated to the procurement of new weapons, (research and development) and modernization of existing arsenals, with priority given to the strategic nuclear triad, including the Strategic Missile Forces, the navy and strategic aviation," First Deputy Prime Minister and former Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told the State Duma, the main chamber of the Russian Parliament, in a speech, RIA...
  • Russia to focus on upgrading its nuclear arsenal

    02/25/2009 7:49:54 AM PST · by Tigen · 11 replies · 519+ views
    Jpost ^ | Feb 25, 2009 | AP
    A top Russian official says modernizing the country's nuclear forces will be a high priority for the government. Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says upgrading ground, sea and air components of Russia's strategic forces is costly but necessary. Ivanov told lawmakers Wednesday that the government will also focus on improving the military's information networks and procuring smart weapons. He said the most important program for the air force is the development of a next-generation fighter jet.
  • ElBaradei says tougher sanctions on Iran ineffective

    08/10/2008 5:43:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies · 140+ views
    tehran times ^ | August 10, 2008
    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mohamed ElBaradei has dismissed tougher sanctions against Iran as ineffective. In an interview with the London-based Azzaman newspaper published on Saturday, ElBaradei said, “In my opinion new sanctions will not resolve Iran’s nuclear dispute.” He went on to say that a military attack against Iran is the worst alternative to end the standoff between Iran and the West. Britain, France, Germany and the United States are considering imposing additional sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its nuclear enrichment work.
  • President Putin rattles nuclear sabre at Nato

    11/21/2007 4:55:36 AM PST · by Aristotelian · 43 replies · 147+ views
    London Times ^ | November 21, 2007 | Tony Halpin in Moscow
    President Putin accused Nato yesterday of threatening Russia’s security and ordered the military to place the country’s strategic nuclear arsenal on a higher state of alert. “In violation of previous agreements, certain member countries of the Nato alliance are increasing their resources next to our borders,” Mr Putin told generals in a meeting broadcast on state television. “Russia cannot remain indifferent to this obvious muscle-flexing.” Mr Putin, whose rhetoric has become more strident as relations with the West have deteriorated, went on: “One of the most important tasks remains raising the combat readiness of the strategic nuclear forces. They should...
  • Russian nuclear forces ready for any attack

    11/20/2007 4:26:40 AM PST · by SeeSalt · 26 replies · 41+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/20/2007 | Dmitry Solovyov,
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia's nuclear forces must be ready for an adequate response to any aggressor and warned Moscow could not remain indifferent to what he termed NATO's "muscle-flexing." Putin, speaking to top generals less than two weeks before December 2 parliamentary elections, said the NATO military alliance had built up its forces close to Russia's borders. "We cannot allow ourselves to remain indifferent to the obvious 'muscle-flexing'," Putin said, RIA news agency reported. He said Russia's strategic nuclear forces -- its long-range missiles -- should be ready to deliver a "swift and...
  • Putin attacks US foreign policy, announces new nuclear weapon

    10/18/2007 3:57:26 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 46 replies · 160+ views
    Brietbart ^ | Oct 18 03:06 PM
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday chastised the United States over its policy in Iraq and Iran, and announced "grandiose" military plans, including development of a new nuclear weapon. Putin, who is to step down at the end of his second term next year, also said he wanted the ruling United Russia party to preserve his policies after December parliamentary elections, confirming that he wants to retain major political influence after leaving office. In a nationally broadcast link-up with ordinary Russians across the country, Putin called the US intervention in Iraq a "dead end" and called on Washington to set...
  • Putin Touts New Nuclear Weapons Against US

    10/18/2007 1:52:09 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 133+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-18-2007 | Adrian Blomfield
    Putin touts new nuclear weapons against US By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow Last Updated: 8:59pm BST 18/10/2007 President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to build a new generation of nuclear weapons after accusing the United States of harbouring an "erotic" desire to invade Russia and steal its natural resources.Delivering one of his most belligerent anti-Western tirades, Mr Putin also suggested that America and its allies had concocted a fake assassination plot to prevent him from visiting Iran this week. Casting himself as a pugnacious but benign defender of national sovereignty, the president told his people during a live television phone-in...
  • An American Hiroshima?

    08/02/2005 5:16:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 88 replies · 3,515+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 8-2-05 | Jamie Glazov/Joseph Farah
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Joseph Farah, the founder, editor and chief executive officer of WND and a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host. He is also the publisher of Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, a premium, online, subscription intelligence news service.FP: Joseph Farah, welcome to Frontpage Interview. It is a pleasure to have you here.Farah: Thank you, Jamie.   FP: In one of your recent G-2 bulletins, you discuss the evidence suggesting that Osama is planning what he calls an "American Hiroshima" and that he already has the means to do it. Al Qaeda has apparently already smuggled nuclear weapons into the U.S. This...
  • The Russian Nuclear Bomb In Washington, DC

    08/22/2002 5:06:11 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 39 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Memory Hole ^ | Russ Kick
    In its 12 Nov 2001 issue, Time ran this brief article on page 31. Hugh Sidey—the magazine's Washington Contributing Editor—has been covering the presidency for Life and Time since 1957. In this snippet, he reveals that JFK told him in 1961 that the Soviet Union has a nuclear bomb in its embassy in Washington, DC. In my book, this counts as a major revelation, yet there are several factors that indicate that this piece was created in a way that minimizes its impact. And that's exactly what happened: minimal impact. A sitting president told a White House reporter that...