MOSCOW, April 30 (UPI) — The Global Navigation Satellite System, or GLONASS, is a radio-based satellite navigation system developed by the Soviet Union and now operated for the Russian government by the national Space Force. It is the Russian counterpart of the United States’ Global Positioning System, or GPS.
GLONASS has both military and civilian [...]
The decision to go to war and the decisions that were made subsequently were made quickly and without a careful consideration of the landscape in which the war would be fought. The President is the one responsible for the decision to go to war without a thoroughly processed plan. He is responsible for the fact [...]
Despite the threat reduction, however, the U.S. retains the weaponry to fight a total nuclear war: roughly 10,000 warheads and bombs. A third of these are warheadsâ€”dubbed W76â€”which, since 1978, have been deployed atop submarine-based ballistic missiles or stored in what is known as the Enduring Nuclear Stockpile, according to Hans Kristensen, director of the [...]
Russian and eastern European hackers get all the glory these days, but their efforts to disrupt American financial services are a nuisance when compared to the nation-state threat that china’s cyber army, and its rogue hackers, may pose. U.S. financial institutions’ IT Security defenses aren’t capable of defending against a rising global superpower. But [...]
Just a few hundred feet up the slope from a complex of new luxury apartment buildings, a battery of Patriot-2 missiles stands ready on five minutes notice to intercept their share of the nearly 1,000 Chinese missiles aimed at this island.
In the officers’ mess of one of Taiwan’s efficient French-built frigates, a worried admiral [...]
After the 9/11 attacks, China pledged to play a constructive role in international counterterrorism efforts and the Bush administration pledged to pretend that the Chinese were doing so; this was perhaps the first indicator of how the administration’s strong focus on terrorism distorted overall strategy-making. Not surprisingly, relations gradually improved as the United States and [...]
Characterizing it as “the greatest threat we face,” Cheney once again raised the ugly specter of nuclear terrorism against the U.S. “It’s a very real threat,” he said, “something that we have to worry about and defeat every single day.” Tying the warning to politicking over Iraq war policy, he said a precipitous withdrawal from [...]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reoriented Germany away from Russia and toward the United States. Expanded economic ties are just one area of renewed cooperation. But could Germany get burned like the British did?
Even in the post 9-11 world, relations between the U.S. and Canada are continuously strained over the War on Terror. FSM Editor Susan MacAllen tells why we need to be concerned about Canadaâ€™s lax security and overwhelmingly anti-American public mood.
This view was leaked hours before the Israeli Winograd panel published its harsh criticisms of the Olmert governmentâ€™s conduct of the war Monday, April 30, in Jerusalem. It represents another of the grave setbacks Israel has suffered in the wake of its failed management of the Lebanon war. President George W. Bushâ€™s original judgment directly [...]