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  • Games World Leaders Play:Thermonuclear War. The Goal is - WTF!

    03/26/2014 9:02:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-26-2014 | MOTUS
    Well, this is embarrassing.No, not this:And not even this: Reid Cherlin describes Michelle Obama's office as a "miserable place to work," where every meeting was an identity crisis and the wrong dress was just as bad as a failed policy initiative. Although that certainly IS embarrassing, and we’ll we’ll get back to it at a later date.No, I’m talking about BO’s insistence on playing computer war games at this year’s assembly of world leaders at the 2014 Nuclear Summit. In order to test their hand-eye coordination, or something. “US officials said that the unconventional approach had been designed to give...
  • ‘Iran, Russia, China, Syria to launch biggest joint war game in Mideast’

    06/18/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT · by Errant · 54 replies
    The Tehran Times ^ | 18 June, 2012
    TEHRAN – An informed source has announced that Iran, Russia, China, and Syria plan to stage a joint war game in Syria in the near future, the Persian service of the Fars News Agency reported on Monday. 90,000 forces from the four countries will be involved in the war game, the informed source said. No official from the countries has confirmed the news report, but a Syrian official, who spoke on conditional anonymity, announced that the joint war game will be launched in Syria.
  • Russia, U.S. to Hold Anti-terror Drills in May

    04/26/2012 8:42:03 AM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 25 replies
    CRIEnglish.com ^ | 4/20/2012 | Xinhua
    Airborne troops from Russia and the Untied States would hold joint anti-terror drills in the U.S. state of Colorado between May 24 and 31, spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry Col. Alexander Kucherenko said on Thursday. According to the spokesman, it will be the first time that the Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the U.S. airborne forces on the U.S. territory. "According to the exercise scenario, soldiers of the two countries will hold a tactical airborne operation, including the reconnaissance of imaginary terrorists' camp and a raid," Kucherenko said. "After the operation, a helicopter will evacuate the soldiers,"...
  • Report: Russian Troops to ‘Seize’ CIA Facility in Elaborate War Game… on U.S. Soil

    04/26/2012 7:37:15 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Liz Klimas
    According to reports, the U.S. and Russian military will be engaging in an anti-terrorism exercise that will involve Russian paratroopers using U.S. weapons to “take and hold” the main facilities of the CIA and Denver International Airport in Colorado and the National Security Agency in Utah. (Related: Learn about the hypothetical ‘war games’ the U.S. and China have been playing) The European Union Times has more on the report announcing this exercise from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation: Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexander Kucherenko publically announced this 24-21 May “anti-terror drill” this Friday past noting that this...
  • Headed to the beach? Heads up for an invasion force

    06/20/2011 9:31:06 PM PDT · by garjog · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2011 | Larry Shaughnessy
    Washington (CNN) -- It's mid-June, a perfect time to visit the beach to watch porpoises play in the surf or seagulls strut the sand -- or you could watch a formation of Marine Corps warplanes darting over the shore at hundreds of miles per hour. But don't worry -- the United States hasn't declared war on your family's beach house. It's just part of a major Marine Corps exercise called Exercise Mailed Fist (translation: armored fist).
  • 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...
  • Charles S. Roberts, Inventor of the Wargame, Dies at 80 (founder of Avalon Hill)

    08/30/2010 7:15:22 AM PDT · by Sanjuro68 · 21 replies
    Charles S. Roberts, the founder of Avalon Hill and the inventor of the modern wargame, passed away last week.
  • War game reveals U.S. lacks cyber-crisis skills

    02/16/2010 9:13:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 533+ views
    Washingtonpost.com ^ | February 17, 2010 | By Ellen Nakashima
    Scene: The White House Situation Room. Event: A massive cyber attack has turned the cellphones and computers of tens of millions of Americans into weapons to shut down the Internet. A cascading series of events then knocks out power for most of the East Coast amid hurricanes and a heat wave. Is the assault on cellphones an armed attack? In a crisis, what power does the government have to order phone and Internet carriers to allow monitoring of their networks? What level of privacy can Americans expect? A war game, sponsored by a nonprofit group and attended by former top-ranking...
  • Indo-US air, army exercises are message to the Dragon

    08/23/2009 10:34:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 466+ views
    Daily News and Analysis (DNA) ^ | August 23, 2009 | Uttara Choudhury
    Indo-US air, army exercises are message to the Dragon Uttara Choudhury / DNA China’s high-profile war games, launched last week by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with 50,000 troops, have alarmed India and made the US nervous. The US is taking great pains to ensure the joint India-US army and air exercises scheduled to start in October send a message to the Dragon through their sophistication. A military official told DNA the US will move a convoy of eight-wheeled armoured Strykers from its Pacific Command headquarters in Hawaii to Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh for the October war games, billed as...
  • War game argues that USAF fleet could be outmatched by Chinese

    09/29/2008 5:27:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 102 replies · 2,277+ views
    Flight International ^ | 29/09/08 | Stephen Trimble
    War game argues that USAF fleet could be outmatched by Chinese By Stephen Trimble Rand's 90-slide briefing presented in August argues that the US Air Force's fifth-generation fighter fleet could be outmatched by hordes of lesser-skilled Chinese Sukhoi Su-27 pilots in a 2020 battle over the Taiwan Straits. In the Rand war game, China launches an air attack on skies above Taiwan. Using advantages of proximity and sheer numbers, the assault force consists of 72 Su-27 Flankers, 24 in each of three regiments. Operating from Andersen AFB, Guam, the USAF can muster only six Lockheed F-22s in the Taiwan Straits...
  • Opposition defends Joint Strike Fighter over simulated dogfights (Australia)

    09/11/2008 10:59:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies · 783+ views
    Opposition defends Joint Strike Fighter over simulated dogfights September 11, 2008 THE federal Opposition has dismissed new doubts about the multi-billion dollar Joint Strike Fighter project and the jet's performance. The JSF jets, for which Australia is likely to pay $16 billion, were comprehensively beaten in highly classified simulated dogfights against Russian Sukhoi fighters, it has been reported. The war games, conducted at Hawaii's Hickam airbase last month, were witnessed by at least four RAAF personnel and a member of Australia's peak military spy agency, the Defence Intelligence Organisation, The West Australian said. Opposition defence spokesman Nick Minchin said he...
  • S. Korea: USFK Show of Military Might Questioned (US Navy in full force)

    02/29/2008 4:12:47 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 459+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 02/29/08
    USFK Show of Military Might Questioned Public attention has been drawn to why the Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command and the U.S. Forces Korea are showing off U.S. battle vessels, including a nuclear-powered submarine and a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and parts of a joint military exercise to the media. The vessels are in Korea for Key Resolve/Foal Eagle, an annual combined/joint military exercise to be conducted from Sunday to March 7. About nine different parts of the military exercise will be open to the media this year. During the Roh Moo-hyun administration, only three to five parts were revealed to the...
  • RAF scrambled as Russia tests nuclear-capable missiles

    01/22/2008 4:31:35 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 225+ views
    Times of London ^ | 01/22/08 | Tony Halpin
    January 22, 2008 RAF scrambled as Russia tests nuclear-capable missiles (RAF/MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire) A Russian Bear-H bomber Tony Halpin in Moscow RAF fighters scrambled to track Russian long-range bombers joining a naval task force today as Moscow practised strike tactics off the coast of France and Spain and test-launched nuclear-capable missiles. The fleet of Russian warships, supported by fighter jets and the bombers, engaged in Russia’s biggest naval exercises since the end of the Cold War. The war games close to two Nato member states were the most forceful reminder to date of President Putin’s determination to flex Russia’s...
  • US Health Agency Stages Bird Flu War Game

    04/28/2007 6:05:30 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 549+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4-27-2007 | Matthew Bigg
    U.S. health agency stages bird flu war gameBy Matthew Bigg Apr 27, 2007 ATLANTA (Reuters) - A leading U.S. health agency staged a war game this week to test its response to one of the worst health emergencies it could imagine -- an outbreak of avian flu on American soil. The exercise, which ended on Friday, was designed to simulate how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would marshal its resources, coordinate with other branches of government and, crucially, reassure the public while preparing it for a possible pandemic. "If we were at the beginning of a pandemic this...
  • North Korean leader touts "burning hatred" towards the US

    03/26/2006 6:07:41 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 575+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/26/06
    North Korean leader touts "burning hatred" towards the US Sun Mar 26, 1:12 AM ET North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-Il has spoken of the nation's "burning hatred" towards the United States amid ongoing US-South Korean war games. Kim's comments were made during his inspection of an army unit, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said late Saturday. "Our army and people are turning out as one in the sacred anti-US struggle with burning hatred for the US imperialist aggressors and the unshakable resolution to take revenge upon them," Kim was quoted as saying. "No force on earth can...
  • US, South Korea launch war games (RSOI)

    03/26/2006 5:14:00 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 528+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/25/06
    US, South Korea launch war games Sat Mar 25, 12:18 PM ET South Korea and the United States have launched large-scale war games as North Korea accused them of rehearsing for a nuclear attack on the communist state. Some 25,000 US troops backed by a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier are taking part in the week-long drill aimed at testing the capability of US and South Korean commanders to receive and deploy US reinforcements from abroad. "The RSOI (Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration) drill started today as planned," said an official with the US military who asked not to be named....
  • China, Russia Begin More Military Drills

    08/20/2005 7:54:27 AM PDT · by Petey139 · 23 replies · 534+ views
    AP (Via Yahoo) ^ | 19th Aug. 2005 | JOE McDONALD
    BEIJING - China and Russia began the second stage of their first joint military drills early Saturday, shifting to China's northeast coast after two days of exercises near the Russian port of Vladivostok, the Chinese government said. The war games are the result of warming ties between former Cold War enemies Moscow and Beijing, motivated by growing concern at U.S. dominance of world affairs. The drills near Qingdao, the site of a major Chinese naval base on the Shandong peninsula in the Yellow Sea, are to include a joint landing to practice stabilizing a fictional country. About 7,000 Chinese troops...
  • Air Force War Game Aims to Test Space Technologies

    02/05/2005 8:03:13 PM PST · by anymouse · 11 replies · 508+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/5/05 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    The U.S. military on Saturday launched a five-day war game to see how space-based assets such as satellite communications and precision bomb guidance systems would fare in a hypothetical war against terrorism in 2020. "This is not warfare in space. Our focus is how to best use our space-based assets to coordinate the joint terrestrial fight," said Brig. Gen. Daniel Darnell, commander of the Space Warfare Center at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado. Over the past decade, the U.S. military has come to rely to a huge extent on satellites to relay communications, transmit high-resolution imagery; track U.S. forces;...
  • Wargame: Iraq (MSNBC's simulation of a National Security Council Meeting on Iraq)

    11/26/2002 8:15:02 AM PST · by finnman69 · 11 replies · 270+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11/25/02
    Monday, Nov. 25, 10 p.m. ET Go inside the highest levels of the U.S. government as it prepares for a possible war with Saddam Hussein Secaucus, NJ, Nov. 18 — In a unique special event, MSNBC presents “Wargame: Iraq,” a look at how President George Bush and his top advisors might decide to attack Iraq. “Wargame: Iraq,” airing Monday, Nov. 25, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. ET, is an intense, dramatic look at simulated meetings of the National Security Council, enacted by veterans of past administrations and experts in foreign policy, as they decide the parameters for going to war. NBC NEWS...