Here is what the US thinks it knows about China’s nuclear capabilities – Quartz
Has an autonomous military that might launch weapons without consulting the government.
The committee says there is an independent branch of China’s People’s Liberation Army named “The Second Artillery Forces” that employs “100,00 people and about 28 missile launch brigades.”
In a blunt speech on his retirement last year, the former US secretary of defence Robert Gates said NATO faced a ”dim, if not dismal” future if its European members did not increase their spending and re-assess their political view of the alliance.
Instead the economic crisis has bitten deeper and the continent has embraced, [...]
This video reveals just how close to war America and Russia came. It had never been closer.
If the major powers have only known peace between each other since 1945, then how is it possible that World War III almost occurred over Georgia? If the longer you have peace then the more peace you will [...]
A former special adviser on Iran policy to the Obama Administration said that a US-perpetrated strike on the Islamic Republic on is the “least bad” option in dealing with its nuclear threat.
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Because of this plan, King Abdullah embarked on the phased separation of the kingdom’s foreign and security policies from the US, starting with his acrimonious telephone conversation with Obama which took place on Feb. 9 when he was recuperating from back surgery in Morocco.
Since then, the Saudi king has made no bones about letting [...]
If ever the death knell was sounded for an organisation, it was sounded by the US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates, in a farewell speech to Nato in Brussels last Friday.
Of course, in talking of the 60-year-old alliance facing a “dim if not dismal” future of “military irrelevance”, he was primarily expressing Washington’s growing irritation [...]
The U.S. Defense Department believes North Korea will become a “direct threat” in the next few years.
Commenting on Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ remark that North Korea is “becoming a direct threat to the United States” during his visit to China some two weeks ago, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Wednesday, “By that he [...]
It’s not clear who authorized the test flight of China’s new J-20 “stealth” fighter during Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ visit to Beijing this week, but the message was pretty clear: China has arrived — and we really don’t care what you think anymore, America.
So China flew its experimental J-20 stealth fighter jet while Defense Secretary Robert Gates was visiting President Hu Jintao? It would be hard to think of a more calculated insult–and one that America should, and will, take in stride. The Los Angeles Times reports that China’s military didn’t even bother to inform the civilian leadership. [...]