The No. 2 officer at the military command in charge of all U.S. nuclear war-fighting forces has been suspended and is under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigation Command, officials said Saturday.
The highly unusual action against a high-ranking officer at U.S. Strategic Command was made more than three weeks ago but not publicly announced.
Exit of 110 gravity bombs ends 54-year presence. Change happened secretly over years, say scientists.
The US has removed its nuclear weapons from Britain, ending a contentious presence spanning more than half a century, a report will say today. According to the study by the Federation of American Scientists, the last 110 American nuclear weapons [...]
Nothing alarms more than China’s military build-up. Beijing has the world’s third-largest defense budget; it’s been rising at 10 percent or more a year for over a decade, making it the world’s fastest-growing peacetime defense budget. It’ll grow 18 percent this year.
China is using the cash to professionalize its once-antiquated army and to [...]
The CIA almost blew its chance to recruit the specialist engineer Adolf Tolkachev in the late 1970s, but once he had been “landed”, Guilsher’s professionalism and bravery helped build a bond that yielded military secrets of incalculable importance.
Tolkachev, a senior engineer for Phazotron, provided key details of the research and development of the all-important [...]
Indecision is the path to war. The world is about to repeat errors that led to WWII: talking peace while a dictator prepares for war.
Iran’s President again showed his contempt for the UN by announcing [...]
NORAD goes from under a mountain to basement. That’s certainly smart just as the Russians are starting cold war II. Sources say a risky situation is only growing more so.
As Sen. Wayne Allard this week declared support for Cheyenne Mountain’s transition to “warm standby,” sources familiar with the surveillance bunker allege U.S. Northern Command [...]
As unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, become a staple of modern military operations, their uses and forms have grown more varied. Today they range from slingshot-launched spybots to global guardians. In fact, the acronym itself may be morphing into UAS (unmanned aerial systems) to indicate that these are not just aircraft, but systems that include [...]
Russia is continuing nuclear war exercises aimed at the United States. China is making open war preparations. Iran seeks to acquire nuclear weapons. Iranâ€™s leaders talk openly of wiping Israel out of existence. Can anyone see what all this signifies? A destructive war is on the horizon. But we refuse to take the danger seriously. [...]
Vladimir Putin signalled the return of the arms race yesterday when he boasted of developing new nuclear weapons and warned the United States not to ignore Russiaâ€™s objections to a missile defence shield in Europe.
The Russian President announced a â€œgrandiose planâ€ to restore Russiaâ€™s armed forces, which he appeared to link to the US [...]
George W. Bush once thought he could look into Vladimir Putin’s eyes and see his soul. But now that the Russian leader has tightened his grip on power, the strained friendship between these two major statesmen could turn to outright enmity. The conflict over Iran is just one example. By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Washington [...]