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NATO Intercepts Russian Bombers Above Baltic Sea Twice In One Week

NATO Intercepts Russian Bombers Above Baltic Sea Twice in One Week By Damien Sharkov On 2/21/17 at 7:32 AM World NATO Russia Baltics NATO jets intercepted a skein of Russian combat aircraft, flying alongside Russian bomber planes above the Baltic Sea last Tuesday and Thursday—twice in a week, Lithuania’s government reports. The uptick of Russian […]

New Evidence For The Strange Idea That Our Universe Is……..A HOLOGRAM

New Evidence For The Strange Idea That Our Universe Is……..A HOLOGRAM   www.fortunascorner,com      Brian Koberlein had a an article on the February 21, 2017 edition of the Nautilus.com, with the title above.  If you aren’t familiar with the Nautilus, it is a website/’news’ science ‘magazine,’ that touts itself as looking at ‘big picture […]

Lessons Not Learned: Viet Cong Infrastructure And The War In South Vietnam

Lessons Not Learned: Viet Cong Infrastructure And The War In South Vietnam thestrategybridge.org · by Robert J. Thompson · February 22, 2017 The Taliban resurgence jeopardizes the United States’s ability to conduct a pacification campaign in support of a foreign government. Indeed, the 2016 uptick in Taliban movement in Afghanistan mirrored that of North Vietnamese Viet Cong Infrastructure […]

Thornberry, Smith, Announce Final Subcommittee Roster

THORNBERRY, SMITH ANNOUNCE FINAL SUBCOMMITTEE ROSTERS Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) today announced the final majority and minority members who will lead and serve on subcommittees for the 115th Congress. Mr. O’Rourke will serve as Vice Ranking Member of the Committee.  One additional Democratic […]

Thermonuclear Cyber War

Thermonuclear Cyberwar Erik Gartzke Jon R. Lindsay J Cyber Secur tyw017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cybsec/tyw017 Published: 14 February 2017 Article history Views PDF Cite Share Tools Nuclear command and control increasingly relies on computing networks that might be vulnerable to cyber attack. Yet nuclear deterrence and cyber operations have quite different political properties. For the most part, […]

Osama bin Laden’s Files: AQIM Commander Recommended Training Boko Haram’s Members

Osama bin Laden’s Files: AQIM Commander Recommended Training Boko Haram’s Members By Thomas Joscelyn, www.longwarjournal.org View Original February 18th, 2017 On Jan. 19, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released 49 documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound. To date, only a few hundred documents from bin Laden’s massive cache have been declassified. Still, the […]

The Art Of A Raw Deal: Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces To Be 90 Percent Armed With Modern Weaponry By 2020

The Art of a Raw Deal (Op-ed) Russia’s strategic nuclear forces to be 90% armed with modern weaponry by late 2020 Military & Defense February 21, 14:14 UTC+3 Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu is confident that this will discourage any potential aggressor to encroach on the security of Russia Share 14 © Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS MOSCOW, February 21. […]

Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine May Involve China in Strategic Arms Reduction

Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine May Involve China in Strategic Arms Reduction © Photo: Youtube/ Military Technology Zone Politics 21:31 11.02.2017Get short URL 152268410 President Donald Trump may modify the US nuclear doctrine, Russian military analyst Alexander Perendzhiev told RIA Novosti. The Obama administration’s nuclear strategy could be supplemented with new provisions on nuclear arms modernization. The […]

Alien Bugs Hitching A Ride To Earth On Spacecraft Could ATTACK Humans And Must Never Be Allowed To Escape; Are We Prepared For A 21st Century Version Of…….’The Andromeda Strain?’

Alien Bugs Hitching A Ride To Earth On Spacecraft Could ATTACK Humans And Must Never Be Allowed To Escape; Are We Prepared For A 21st Century Version Of…….’The Andromeda Strain?’    http://www.fortunascorner.com       Phobe Weston writes on the February 20, 2017 online news site, the — Daily Mail Online —  about a growing concern among […]

POTUS Trump’s NSC Pick – H.R. McMaster On ‘Continuities Of War & The Future Of Warfare

Thanks to Dave Maxwell for sending.   Also worth re-reading is HR’s 2014 Veteran’s Day Speech at Georgetown here:  http://blogs.cfr.org/davidson/2014/11/18/the-warrior-ethos-at-risk-h-r-mcmasters-remarkable-veterans-day-speech/ ICYMI: Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of Warfare: The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum by H. R. McMaster Journal Article |  February 20, 2017 – 4:11pm http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/icymi-discussing-the-continuities-of-war-and-the-future-of-warfare-the-defense-entrepreneur Discussing the Continuities of War and the Future of […]