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  • Who Is in Charge of N.Korea's Nuclear Weapons?

    12/26/2011 8:55:38 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/26/11
    Who Is in Charge of N.Korea's Nuclear Weapons? New North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is taking control of the renegade country's nuclear weapons, Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin told the National Assembly's Defense Committee last Tuesday. "It also seems that Kim Jong-un has the final say on nuclear weapons considering that the power is being handed over to him now," he added. Kim Jong-un is vice chairman of the Workers Party's Central Military Commission, which now commands the military. A South Korean intelligence officer said the North Korean military attaches the greatest importance to the nuclear arms, and Kim Jong-un is...
  • Iraq will be Barack Obama’s Vietnam

    12/20/2011 4:09:34 PM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-11 | Vince
    Iraq will become Barack Obama’s Vietnam. Not in the boogieman sense that the left has been using the Vietnam War for the last 40 years where every American use of force is the “next Vietnam” but rather in its aftermath. The Vietnam War ostensibly ended in ended in early 1973 with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. The agreement was based upon an agreement by all sides to stop hostile activities and for American troops to depart. The Americans would continue to supply the South Vietnamese military. In addition, the SVN leadership was explicitly assured that were the North...
  • [Iranian] Military To Practice Blocking Straits Of Hormuz

    12/13/2011 8:53:04 AM PST · by edpc · 35 replies ^ | 13 December 2011 | Unknown
    A MEMBER of the Iranian parliament’s national security committee has said the military is to practise its ability to close the Gulf to shipping at the narrow Strait of Hormuz, the most important oil transit channel in the world. Parviz Sarvari told student news agency ISNA yesterday: “Soon we will hold a military manoeuvre on how to close the Strait of Hormuz. If the world wants to make the region insecure, we will make the world insecure.” Iran’s military declined to comment on the claim. Iran’s energy minister told Al-Jazeera television last month that Tehran could use oil as a...
  • Ugly divide at NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) pits Jaczko vs. fellow commissioners (OMG bad)

    12/09/2011 8:10:53 PM PST · by Danae · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-9-2011 | Darren Goode
    A war among the five commissioners of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission broke into the open Friday night when Republican Rep. Darrell Issa released a letter in which four of the commissioners said they have “grave concerns” about NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko. In the letter — which was sent to the White House in October but not made public until Friday night — the four NRC members say Jaczko, a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is a bully who is “causing serious damage” to the commission with “increasingly problematic and erratic" behavior. The letter from Democratic Commissioners William...
  • Top 5 Aerial Weapons That Could Change the Future of Warfare

    12/02/2011 10:47:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/2/11 | Buck Sexton
    Here are the top five aerial weapons that one day could change the face of modern warfare. Relying on the most advanced technology in the world, these hyper-advanced projectiles may outmaneuver, outrun, and outmatch America’s foes around the globe, whenever the need arises. 1) The Mach-5 Cruise Missile If a cruise-missile at supersonic speed is a full-throttle Ford Mustang, then a missile that hits Mach 5 is a Formula 1 racer going all out. The problem is, that hypersonic Mach 5 pace — clocking in at five times the speed of sound– has yet to be reached by munitions. Until...
  • Mysterious blast rocks home of Iran nuke facility

    11/30/2011 3:43:19 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/29/11 | Yaakov Katz
    Source, target of Isfahan blast unclear; satellite image shows extensive damage to missile base blown-up Nov. 12. A mysterious explosion rocked the Iranian city of Isfahan on Monday, home to a key facility in Tehran’s nuclear program. The source and target of the explosion were unclear. Some reports claimed that it took place in a military base and others claimed it was a gas explosion. Isfahan hosts a nuclear facility involved in processing uranium which is fed to the Natanz fuel enrichment facility. Two weeks ago, on November 12, an explosion hit an Iranian military base near the town of...
  • Iran expels Britain's ambassador to Tehran calling 'death to England'

    11/27/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/27/2011
    Iran erupted in a fresh frenzy of animosity towards its old imperial foe on Sunday as MPs chanting "death to England" voted to expel Britain's ambassador to Tehran and threatened his mission with a reprise of the 1979 hostage crisis. Dominic Chilcott, who took up the position of ambassador just a month ago, could be forced to leave the country within weeks after a motion to downgrade Iran's diplomatic ties with Britain was passed overwhelmingly by the Islamist republic's parliament. The step was taken after Britain, Canada and the United States announced fresh sanctions against Iran last week in the...
  • N. Korea: NK Running 'Backpack Bomb' Unit (backpack nuke or radiation bomb?)

    11/25/2011 5:49:09 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies
    DailyNK ^ | 11/25/11 | Park Jun Hyeong
    NK Running 'Backpack Bomb' Unit By Park Jun Hyeong [2011-11-25 21:22 ] â–² Google Earth image of the alleged area of North Pyongan Province The North Korean military has established a new military brigade in North Pyongan Province which apparently specializes in backpack-sized tactical nuclear weapons. The brigade, which masquerades as a logging brigade, is reportedly part of the 8th Corps of the Chosun People's Army, which has jurisdiction over the province. A South Korean source close to the North Korean military told The Daily NK on Friday, "Three new brigades have been stationed within the 8th Corps." One of...
  • Gingrich Calls for Regime Change in Iran

    11/23/2011 6:44:52 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-23-2011 | Patrick O'Connor
    WASHINGTON—Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called for replacing the leadership of Iran and said that could be accomplished within a year, adopting a more aggressive posture toward the U.S. adversary than advocated by the rest of the Republican field or by President Barack Obama. Mr. Gingrich's comments came at a televised candidates' debate Tuesday night at a moment when multiple polls showed him leading in the race for his party's nomination. The eight candidates offered sharp distinctions over a range of national-security issues, among them the proper speed of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and continued foreign aid to...
  • Exclusive: CIA Spies Caught, Fear Execution in Middle East

    11/21/2011 11:06:22 AM PST · by lbryce · 53 replies
    Good Morn ing America via Yahoo News ^ | MATTHEW COLE and BRIAN ROSS
    Video In a significant failure for the United States in the Mideast, more than a dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught and the U.S. government fears they will be or have been executed, according to four current and former U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community. The spies were paid informants recruited by the CIA for two distinct espionage rings targeting Iran and the Beirut-based Hezbollah organization, considered by the U.S. to be a terror group backed by Iran. "Espionage is a risky business," a U.S. official briefed on the developments told...
  • (Ehud) Barak: Iran Will be 'Unstoppable' in One Year

    11/20/2011 2:39:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/11 | Elad Benari
    In another of several interviews he has given this past week on the Iranian issue, Defense Minister Ehud Barak is hinting that in time is running out to stop Iran from achieving nuclear capability. In an interview to CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”, which will air on Sunday and of which an advanced transcript was released on Saturday, Barak says that Iran is less than a year away from becoming unstoppable in its goal to produce a nuclear weapon. When asked by the host whether Israel is going to attack Iran, Barak says, “I don’t think that that is a subject...
  • Officials: Fake weapons parts 'ticking time bomb'

    11/17/2011 2:52:32 PM PST · by FrogMom · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11-08-11 | Donna Cassata
    It's a process of mixing authentic electronic parts with fake ones in hopes that the counterfeits will not be detected when companies test the components for multimillion-dollar missile systems, helicopters and aircraft.
  • Mexico asks US to extradite weapons suspects

    11/16/2011 5:45:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/16/11 | AP
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's attorney general says she has asked the United States to extradite six people suspected of providing guns to drug cartels. Marisela Morales tells Congress that three people are being held in Texas and three in California.
  • Grover Norquist and the Iran Lobby

    11/14/2011 5:50:19 PM PST · by LSUfan · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Nov 2011 | Clare M. Lopez and David Reaboi
    A report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released this week shows that Iran has made considerable progress in its nuclear weapons program. This alarming move toward a deliverable nuclear capability also demonstrates the dangerous consequences of the efforts-from 2007 through at least 2010-by a group of Washington anti-Israel activists and lobbyists who went to bat for the Islamic Republic through an organization known as the Campaign for a New American Policy for Iran (CNAPI). This report is about the ways that Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) supported CNAPI activities, through support for a second organization, the...
  • The Ally From Hell (Pakistan)

    11/13/2011 2:39:57 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 2011 (print) | JEFFREY GOLDBERG and MARC AMBINDER
    SHORTLY AFTER AMERICAN NAVY SEALs raided the Pakistani city of Abbottabad in May and killed Osama bin Laden, General Ashfaq Kayani, the Pakistani chief of army staff, spoke with Khalid Kidwai, the retired lieutenant general in charge of securing Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Kidwai, who commands a security apparatus called the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), had been expecting Kayani’s call. General Kayani, the most powerful man in a country that has only a simulacrum of civilian leadership, had been busy in the tense days that followed the bin Laden raid: he had to assure his American funders (U.S. taxpayers provide more...
  • Emergency Alert System Gets First National Test Wednesday (2pm est for 30 secs)

    11/08/2011 9:00:05 PM PST · by STARWISE · 43 replies
    YahooNews/Mashable ^ | 11-7-11 | Veena Bissram
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will run the first-ever Emergency Alert System (EAS) test for 30 seconds Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, which will be used to inform Americans in the case of a national emergency. *snip* The alert, administered in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be used to inform Americans in the event of a national emergency, should other modes of communication be unavailable.
  • IAEA report: Iran continuously worked to produce a nuclear bomb since 2003

    11/08/2011 10:27:07 AM PST · by jhpigott · 9 replies
    A diplomatic source in the IAEA says this is 'the most damning report ever published by the IAEA and the conclusion arising from it is one: Iran is working to acquire a nuclear weapon.' Iran has been working toward building a nuclear weapon since 2003, according to a report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency and obtained by Haaretz. The IAEA report says Iran is working toward building a nuclear weapon. The report, which was handed over to the 35-member states of the IAEA Board of Governors, details a series of tests, acquisition of materials, and technology which reveals...
  • Iran Threatens 'Street War' in Tel Aviv

    11/08/2011 11:00:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 11/8/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The head of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said on Tuesday that Iran would start a 'street war' in Tel Aviv if its nuclear program was attacked. "Israel is not big enough to launch a military strike on Iran, but if it takes such a foolish decision, the Iranian military will fight with the Zionist soldiers in Tel Aviv streets... and will force them out of the Palestinian soil," Seyed Hossein Naqavi said. Naqavi also warned, should Tehran's nuclear program be attacked, the battlefield won't be in Iran, but "the entirety of Europe and the US."...
  • Today's Questions for the President

    11/07/2011 9:45:53 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11-7-11 | Peter Kirsanow
    The U.N. envoy to Libya reports that weapons depots in that country remain unguarded and large amounts of weaponry have gone missing, including thousands of shoulder-fired missiles. At least two sites contain chemical weapons and nuclear material, including approximately 7,000 drums of uranium. Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro says terrorist groups have expressed interest in obtaining the missiles, which “could pose a threat to civil aviation.” The Daily Telegraph reports that Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi has admitted that a significant number of the Libyan rebels consisted of al-Qaeda fighters, many of whom fought U.S. troops in Iraq and...
  • Sec. Napolitano Faces Tough Questions from House Judiciary Committee

    11/04/2011 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 2 replies ^ | November 1, 2011 | Jonathan Osborne
    The House Judiciary Committee hosted a Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing last Wednesday with Secretary Janet Napolitano. As you may recall, the House Homeland Security Committee shares a certain amount of legislative jurisdiction with the House Judiciary Committee regarding the Department of Homeland Security. While the Homeland Security Committee covers border security issues, most immigration legislation is covered by the Judiciary Committee. As a result, during the authorization process, the Secretary of Homeland Security is often called to testify before two committees. It’s not a fun process for the Secretary to get grilled and asked obscure questions. I might...