Russian security services were hunting for more “Black Widows” yesterday amid fears that the women who blew themselves up in the Moscow Metro were part of a 30-strong suicide squad trained by a Chechen terrorist leader.
An award-winning Iranian nuclear scientist, who disappeared last year under mysterious circumstances, has defected to the CIA and been resettled in the United States, according to people briefed on the operation by intelligence officials.
The New START Treaty agreed on by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev – to be signed in Prague next month – leaves the door open to an increase in nuclear weapon numbers, arms control veteran Keith Payne noted on Monday at a forum hosted by the Brookings Institution.
Noting that long-range bombers [...]
The U.S. today is a mirror image of the Roman Empire as it tipped into chaos. Whether we blame our bloated government, a greedy elite or a lethargic population, the similarities between the two foreshadow a gruesome future.
The Roman economy grew fat from the plunder of conquered territories and the added productivity offered by [...]
The U.S.-U.K special relationship is over. And it’s because the British people changed over time. It is the British people that hate America. The government was actually late in realizing this.
Gradually, the British people have become more and more liberal. Liberalism in America has lagged Britain and Europe. Therefore, the British people and old [...]
Speaking to reporters in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia reserved the right to pull out of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START, if the level of U.S. missile defense forces increases.
Two blasts killed at least 38 people on Moscow metro trains on Monday and the city appears to have been spared a third attack. Investigators found a third device in a subway station, and defused it. World leaders condemned the attacks, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed that “terrorists will be destroyed.”
If they can be deployed successfully, Chinese anti-ship ballistic missiles would be the first capable of targeting a moving aircraft-carrier (.pdf) strike group from long-range, land-based mobile launchers. And if not countered properly, this and other “asymmetric” systems — ballistic and cruise missiles, submarines, torpedoes and sea mines — could potentially [...]
If Israel were to strike Iran over its nuclear activities, markets would be watching one thing only – Iran’s response.
The scale of that response could be the difference between a brief spike in oil prices and pushing the world back to economic crisis.
Below are possible scenarios together with projected potential market [...]
“Iran continues to develop a range of capabilities that could be applied to producing nuclear weapons, if a decision is made to do so,” the annual report to Congress states.
A U.S. official involved in countering weapons proliferation said the Iranians are “keeping the door open to the possibility of building a nuclear weapon.”