The Russian defense ministry reports the test-firing of a Topol RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday night as anti-US provocation. DEBKAfile: The IBMs, which normally carry multiple nuclear warheads, was fired from the Caspian Sea area and reportedly hit a target in Kazakhstan – just hours after President Vladimir Putin accused the interim government in Kiev of carrying [...]
Nuclear war seems so passe. The Soviet Union collapsed nearly a quarter-century ago. The war in the shadows of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism has defined a generation of combat. Yet earlier this month, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel convened the nation’s senior military leaders for an emergency meeting on America’s nuclear force. Firings, cheating and drug [...]
The Obama administration would have us believe that the Iranian nuclear program has been frozen by the “agreement” Secretary of State John Kerry “hammered” out with Iranian negotiators, but the subsequent remarks from Iranian leaders tell a different story; they don’t appear to believe that they agreed to anything that truly curtails their nuclear ambitions.
“Now they’re developing, as we speak, they’re developing centrifuges that are supposed to be 15 times more effective and more efficient than the centrifuges that they have today,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. “That will enable them to leap-frog the distance and the time from low enrichment of uranium to high enrichment like that.”
You’ve heard about the Air Force officers in charge of launching American nuclear missiles who cheated on tests. Now meet the rest of the people who make sure the nation’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles can deliver nuclear warheads anywhere in the world, in a half an hour. Popular Mechanics presents the most detailed description of an [...]
While major conflicts have been deterred, it is unclear whether Japan and South Korea are reassured. Publicly and in private discussions, Japanese and South Korean officials insist that they trust US defense commitments. But they ask revealing questions about the conditions under which the United States would act, and how it would do so. They [...]
That Japan is secretly developing nuclear weapons is just a rumor based on Japan’s capabilities. Japan is quickly capable of developing nuclear weapons should it wish to do so. There is no actual proof that it intends to do so.
Chinese leaders might be thinking that they are running out of time. If Japan does [...]
A new animated film posted on Iranian websites in recent days graphically portrays an Iranian counterattack against a theoretical joint Israeli-American strike on the Islamic Republic’s military facilities, culminating in the destruction of the Jewish state.
The clip was posted together with messages decrying attempts to tighten sanctions on Iran due to its nuclear program, [...]
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said point blank on Feb. 6th at the EMPact America Conference held at the Reserve Officers Association in Washington D.C. that this agreement has increased the chances of a military strike against Iran. Now comes the big question. If a conventional military strike cannot destroy the embedded Iranian Nuclear reactors [...]
Intelligence officials and issue analysts report signs that Saudi Arabia wants to develop a capacity to enrich uranium, despite proliferation concerns.
Riyadh is understood to be worried that world powers will agree to allow Iran to maintain some limited uranium-enrichment capability in a potential lasting deal on its nuclear program. Saudi Arabia has [...]