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  • Pacific island leaders pledge action toward North Korea denuclearization

    05/19/2018 5:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Nikkei Asian Review ^ | May 19, 2018 | Saki Hayashi
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- The leaders of 16 Pacific island nations and territories, as well as Japan, Australia and New Zealand, adopted a declaration at the end of a two-day summit Saturday committing to concrete action toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. It was the first time for participants to refer to the North Korean threat at the summit, which is held every three years. This year's summit, the eighth, was held in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. The leaders welcomed the Panmunjeom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, issued at the April summit between the leaders of...
  • Report: North Korea weapons could be flown to France

    05/11/2018 10:04:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    United Press International ^ | May 11, 2018 | Elizabeth Shim
    The United States asked North Korea to remove five nuclear weapons, that would be then flown to France for destruction, according to a South Korean press report. The Segye Ilbo reported Friday the U.S request from visiting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was part of a process to verify Kim Jong Un's intent. Quoting a South Korean diplomat, the newspaper said North Korea's sincerity about dismantlement is being tested. "It is my knowledge this position was directly conveyed to Kim by Secretary of State Pompeo," the diplomat said, adding the United States wants to shorten the time "as much as...
  • Why Pope Francis's Call to Ban Weapons Would Destroy the West

    05/08/2018 8:51:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/08/2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What would happen if the world took Pope Francis's advice (via a tweet)? "Do we really want peace?  Then let's ban all weapons so we don't have to live in fear of war," said the pontiff. Do we really want peace? Then let’s ban all weapons so we don’t have to live in fear of war.— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 29, 2018 While on the surface, the disappearance of all weapons might suggest the inability to do violence, in reality, it would mean the certain annihilation of the West as a civilization. For starters, the pope seems to forget that...
  • Turkey says it will retaliate if U.S. halts weapons sales

    05/06/2018 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2018 / 7:42 AM / in 3 hours | Tuvan Gumrukcu
    If the United States imposes sanctions on us or takes such a step, Turkey will absolutely retaliate, Cavusoglu said. What needs to be done is the U.S. needs to let go of this. .. Turkey plans to buy more than 100 of Lockheed Martins (LMT.N) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, and is also in talks with Washington over the purchase of Patriot missiles. Turkey signed an agreement with Russia in December to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile batteries as part of Ankaras plans to boost its defense capabilities amid threats from Kurdish and Islamist militants at home and conflicts across its...
  • The Russian Military Is Getting New Assault Rifles

    05/04/2018 5:44:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Soon, Russian troops will carry new assault rifles into battle. The AK-12 and AK-15, direct descendants of the world-famous AK-47, are set to replace existing rifles and modernize the Russian militarys arsenal. Russian soldiers currently carry the AK-74M assault rifle. This 5.45-millimeter rifle is descended from the 7.62-millimeter AK-47, which was introduced in 1947. The AK-74 was introduced in the 1970s and modernized to the -M standard in 1991. The Russian Army retains a stockpile of approximately two million AK-74s in different variants.
  • Kim Jong Un offers to let U.S. journalists, experts inside decommissioned nuclear test facility

    04/30/2018 2:03:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 29, 2019
    On Friday, North Koreas Kim Jong Un offered to shut down the nuclear test site, telling South Koreas president Moon hell scrap the nuclear site by mid-May....
  • Mock Shooting Alarms Crowd, Triggers Police Response At Movie Theater In CT

    04/25/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Tony Aiello
    STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) The sound of gunfire and someone shouting Everybody down, everybody shocked moviegoers sitting in the lobby of the Bow Tie Majestic 6 movie theaters Sunday night, but the incident appears to have been a juvenile prank. Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2s Tony Aiello. Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting everyone...
  • World powers show off advanced weaponry in Syrian war

    04/17/2018 7:30:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 17 2018 | Salim Kahraman
    As tension mounts between Russia and the West, Syrias brutal seven-year civil war has become an arena for world powers to display their advanced weaponry and ability to project their military might. Russias President Vladimir Putin said his country had tested nearly 215 advanced weapons in Syria since his country directly intervened in the conflict to support Syrian President Bashar Assad in September 2015. Russia has shown off both its Kalibr cruise missiles, launched from warships and submarines in the Mediterranean and Caspian Seas, and the ability of its Tu 160 bombers to fly an 8,000-mile strike round trip mission...
  • Hamas: Demand to surrender weapons is 'aggression' against us

    04/12/2018 9:52:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/18
    Hamas spokesperson Hazem Kassem slammed US Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt for saying that Hamas should relinquish control of Gaza. "American envoy Jason Greenblatt's attack on Hamas and its leadership, and its demand that the movement surrender its weapons, are a continuation of the American partnership with the occupation, with aggression against our people," Maariv cited Kassem as saying. "This provides coverage for its crimes, use the terms of the occupation itself, and prove his participation in the Israeli propaganda apparatus, which justifies the continuation of the cruel Israeli siege on Gaza." Kassem's words come in response...
  • Book Review: War Before Civilization

    04/09/2018 11:35:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    War Before Civilization; The Myth of the Peaceful Savage by Lawrence H. Keeley, 1996, Oxford University Press, paperback edition, 1997, 245 pages. War Before Civilization is one of those works that cause observers of the human condition to have an "Aha!" moment. I first read the book over a decade ago. I have recommended it to many, including my friend, Curtis Eykamp of Medway, Quirindi NSW, Australia. He ordered a copy, and while I was helping take care of his 100 year old father, Roy, I had the happy occasion to entertain Roy by reading to him. War Before...
  • 68% of Indian military equipment is vintage say officials

    04/03/2018 9:49:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Defense Journal ^ | April 2, 2018 | George Allison
    Indian officers and officials expressed concerns before an Indian parliamentary committee on defence, service chiefs revealed dire shortfalls in equipment and investment. According to an article that appeared in the Asia section of the print edition of The Economist: Judging from the three services own testimony, the airing of such grievances is long overdue. MPs were told that some 68% of the armys equipment, much of which was first supplied by the Soviet Union, such as BMP-2 personnel carriers and Shilka anti-aircraft guns, may be described as vintage
  • Texas Man Who Allegedly Had Weapons Stockpile In Boston-Hotel Says He Was On A Classified Mission

    03/27/2018 7:16:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/27/18
    A Texas man who was arrested Sunday after police said they found a weapons stockpile that included an AK-47, AR-15 and bump stock in his hotel room told investigators that he was on a classified government mission, The Lowell Sun reported. Francho S. Bradley, 59, and Adrianne D. Jennings, 40, were taken into custody after Bradley called police to the hotel room to report that someone was breaking in. Police responded and found the weapons, the report said. Bradley called the police while away from the room and informed authorities that he had a firearm in his hotel room. Tewksbury...
  • Sen. Lankford Corrects Chuck Todd: Handguns Far More Popular for Crime Than AR-15s

    02/18/2018 12:13:26 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During a February 18 appearance on NBCs Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Chuck Todd that handguns are used for crime far more often than AR-15s. Lankfords statement followed Todds focus on how an 18-year-old can buy an AR-15 in Florida, but must be 21 in order to buy a handgun. During the live broadcast, Lankford responded, An AR-15 is a rifle, a handgun is obviously a handgun[and] there are three, four, five times as many crimes committed with a handgun than there are with a rifle. He added, When you look at the statistics, many, many, many,...
  • Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

    03/08/2015 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 06 March 2015
    It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn't holding perfectly, but it was holding. On that same day, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, stepped before the press in Washington. Putin, the 59-year-old said, had once again "upped the ante" in eastern Ukraine -- with "well over a thousand combat vehicles, Russian combat forces, some of their most sophisticated air defense,...
  • Landmines Discovered in Gulf Cartel's Possession in Mexican Border City (near McAllen, Tx)

    02/11/2018 6:03:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8, 2018 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - The violent drug cartel operating in this border city managed to add landmines to their growing arsenal as they wage large-scale battles in a near daily fashion. The explosive devices, known as Claymore mines, were seized by the Mexican military during a recent operation. [snip] During a series of raids by the Mexican Army, soldiers focused on search operations in rural areas near the Rio Grande. According to information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Mexican Army, soldiers were able to find a series of weapons caches that had been buriedleading to the arrests of three...
  • Holidaymaker Caught with Stun Guns, Knuckle Dusters and nunchucks at Cardiff Airport

    02/06/2018 11:10:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 5 FEB 2018 | ByLiz Day
    Ryan Sullivan told police the 38 prohibited weapons in his luggage were 'holiday souvenirs'A holidaymaker was caught with dozens of weapons including knuckle dusters, stun guns, and a set of nunchucks in his luggage at Cardiff Airport. Ryan Sullivan was returning from a family holiday to a seaside resort in Bulgaria when he was stopped at security and found to have the prohibited items in his suitcase. During the hearing at Cardiff Crown Court, prosecutor Jeffrey Jones described the weapons as metal and heavy as a police officer held them up to show the judge. The court heard the 24-year-old...
  • Ankara uses Afrin campaign to showcase Turkish-made weapons

    02/01/2018 12:16:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | January 31, 2018 | Zlfikar Doğan
    On Jan. 21, a day after Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch against Afrin in northern Syria, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim briefed media representatives about the campaign, putting special emphasis on one issue. The operation, he said, was being carried out with weapons and ammunition that were up to 75% Turkish made.
  • 'Great concern': Germany halts weapons deals with Turkey over Syria offensive

    01/25/2018 2:05:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Germany hardened its stance Thursday against Turkey over its military offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, which threatened to end a thaw in frosty relations between the NATO partners. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel voiced "great concern" about Turkey's cross-border military incursion, called for NATO to discuss the situation and said Berlin would put on ice any weapons deals. Most painfully for Turkey, he postponed for at least several months a request to upgrade German-made Leopard tanks which Ankara has deployed in its operation against the Syrian-Kurdish militia YPG.Gabriel said Berlin and Paris were committed "to stopping a further escalation,...
  • The Type 81 Is Chinas Unique AK-47 Hybrid

    01/18/2018 7:29:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 16, 2018 | Charlie Gao
    In the 1980s, Chinas small arms were largely inferior to the United States and Russia. The PLA was mostly armed with the Type 56 assault rifle, a clone of the original AK-47, and the Type 56 carbine, a clone of the Soviet SKS. There was an abortive attempt to combine the characteristics of these rifles in the 1960s which culminated in the Type 63, an SKS-looking select-fire rifle that used elements of the AK operating mechanism such as a rotating bolt and fed from AK magazines. The Type 63 was too heavy and lacked a pistol grip and inline stock...
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle:The new M27 is more accurate than today's M4 is

    01/11/2018 1:05:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 11, 2018 | Matthew Moss
    The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new infantry rifle. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller confirmed the selection in an interview with The new rifle is part of a wider overhaul of the Marines infantry gear. Jarheads are also getting new communications equipment, body armor, suppressors and night-vision optics.