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  • Taking a Better Shot at Missile Defense

    12/14/2017 5:22:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Thirty-three minutes. That’s all the time we’d have to respond to an incoming intercontinental ballistic missile from anywhere in the world. Roughly half an hour to avert disaster – if we’re lucky. Sure, that isn’t the most cheerful thought to entertain, especially at Christmas time. But with all the saber-rattling coming from North Korea these days, not to mention other global hotspots, we don’t have the luxury to pretend this threat doesn’t exist. A successful nuclear strike would carry an unthinkable toll. The bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 had an explosive yield of 15 kilotons of...
  • Russia Sharply Expanding Nuclear Arsenal, Upgrading Underground Facilities

    12/13/2017 5:19:08 PM PST · by familyop · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 13, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Pentagon to boost U.S. weapons under nuclear posture review Russia is aggressively building up its nuclear forces and is expected to deploy a total force of 8,000 warheads by 2026 along with modernizing deep underground bunkers, according to Pentagon officials. The 8,000 warheads will include both large strategic warheads and thousands of new low-yield and very low-yield warheads to circumvent arms treaty limits and support Moscow's new doctrine of using nuclear arms early in any conflict. In addition to expanding its warheads, Russia also is fortifying underground facilities for command and control during a nuclear conflict. One official said the...
  • Indian Air Force - World's First To Possess Lethal Combination Of BRAHMOS and Sukhoi-30

    11/22/2017 2:41:27 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Agencies
    New Delhi -- The reach of a weapon possessed dictate the size of a nation's "area of influence". Every country also attempts to acquire technologies and weaponry to keep pace with its "area of interest" in pursuance of the larger national aim. And the effort of matching the "area of interest" with the "area of influence" is considered as balanced growth in military modernization. The great visionaries of Indian Defence Forces along with the scientific fraternity, fully supported by the Government, have constantly been making efforts to remain prepared to march ahead with the growing national ambitions. The Indian Air...
  • Sex offender tries ‘Weiner defense’ for lighter sentence

    11/12/2017 5:19:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/10/17 | Joe Tacopino
    He’ll have a hard time using the Weiner defense. A man convicted of downloading child pornography in Washington State is citing Anthony Weiner in a desperate attempt to receive a lighter jail sentence. A lawyer for Douglas Blouin, 51, wrote a letter to the judge in Seattle imploring him to take Anthony Weiner’s sexting case into consideration when handing down a prison sentence to his client, according to KOMO News. “Congressman Anthony Weiner was recently sentenced to 21 months in custody after he convinced a 15-year-old to produce child pornography,” the lawyer wrote.
  • 503.055 Use of defensive force regarding dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle Exceptions.(KY)

    11/09/2017 8:23:14 AM PST · by central_va · 5 replies
    Kentucky code ^ | 11/9/17 | Kentucky
    (3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force, if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a felony involving the use of force
  • Securing N Korea nukes would require US ground invasion: Report

    11/07/2017 5:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Tribune India ^ | 11/5/17
    North Korea could use biological and chemical weapons in the event of a conflict and the only way to locate and secure all of its nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, the Pentagon has warned.In a letter to lawmakers, the Pentagon said that a full discussion of US capabilities to “counter North Korea’s ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and to eliminate” its nuclear weapons located in underground sites is best suited for a classified briefing, the Washington Post reported.The letter, reportedly written by vice-director of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff Rear Adm....
  • They track air threats to Hawaii 24/7 and they're on high alert for Trump's arrival

    11/03/2017 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Friday, November 3, 2017 | Shawn Ching, News Anchor
    MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - At a secure, classified location on Oahu, 230 Hawaii Air National Guard member keep a constant watch over the state. They work at what's unofficially called "NORAD of the Pacific" -- after the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado. They play a critical role in tracking threats to the state -- are considered the first line of defense against another Pearl Harbor. And on Friday, ahead of President Trump's visit to Hawaii, they'll be watching Air Force One closely and anything that may get near it. The group's official name: The 169th Air Defense Squadron...
  • China speeds ahead of U.S. as quantum race escalates, worrying scientists

    10/23/2017 4:21:47 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | OCTOBER 23, 2017 | TIM JOHNSON
    In quick succession, China in recent months has utilized a quantum satellite to transmit ultra-secure data, inaugurated a 1,243-mile quantum link between Shanghai and Beijing, and announced a $10 billion quantum computing center...Military applications are vast and range beyond breaking enemy encryption to include quantum-enabled weaponry, navigation systems that can’t be jammed, and the use of quantum-powered artificial intelligence in war fighting.
  • London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest

    10/20/2017 12:56:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2017 | Martin Evans
    London is now more crime ridden and dangerous than New York City, with rape, robbery and violent offences far higher on this side of the Atlantic. The latest statistics, published earlier this week, revealed that crime across the UK was up by 13 per cent, with a surge in violence in the capital blamed for much of the increase.
  • U.S. military to become 'giant armed nervous system'

    10/09/2017 6:41:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct, 2017 | JOSEPH FARAH
    History has shown time and again that military force with the best communication system likely prevails, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. Now, a new report reveals that the U.S. military is working on a “giant armed nervous system” that would connect everything in a battle, from ships at sea and jets overhead to the individual personal digital devices carried by soldiers. It’s the Defense One site that described the plan as a “nervous system.” “Leaders of the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines are converging on a vision of the future military: connecting every asset on the global battlefield,” the...
  • NASA Is Testing Its Asteroid Defense System With a Real Asteroid

    10/05/2017 8:16:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | Oct 5, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    NASA will coordinate with observatories around the world to try and get an exact trajectory for the asteroid in the days leading up to the flyby.... "This is the perfect target for such an exercise because while we know the orbit of 2012 TC4 well enough to be absolutely certain it will not impact Earth, we haven't established its exact path just yet," says Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies. This experiment will test how well NASA can determine the orbit of a newly detected asteroid that might pose a danger to us. If the...
  • US military working on constant connections and updates between all ships, planes and vehicles

    09/29/2017 11:03:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | September 28, 2017 | Brian Wang
    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein wants all military fighters, bombers, planes, ships, tanks and other military assets to be as connected as Tesla cars. H/T To Patrick Tuckrer at Defense One. Goldfein waxed enthusiastically about how Tesla was able to remotely increase the battery capacity of cars in the U.S. Southeast to facilitate evacuation before the recent hurricanes.
  • Moon exhibits contradictory behavior during visit to UN (Trump defense spending for white workers)

    09/23/2017 3:41:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hankyoreh ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jung In-hwan, Kim Bo-hyeop, and Kim Ji-eun and Yi Yong-in,
    Agreement to purchase advanced weapons from US goes counter to his General Assembly speech On Sept. 21, during his visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly meeting, President Moon Jae-in's actions regarding diplomacy and security went from one extreme to another. Speaking before the General Assembly, he stressed the urgent need to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula through peaceful, diplomatic and political efforts, but later, in a summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, he agreed to a deal on the purchase of state-of-the-art American weaponry, raising concerns that this might set off an arms race...
  • PAC-3 anti-ballistic missile launcher downs target via remote control

    09/22/2017 9:14:22 PM PDT · by familyop · 2 replies
    UPI, United Press International ^ | Sept. 22, 2017 | Stephen Carlson
    Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher. Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has successfully tested a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air-missile against a tactical ballistic missile from a remote launcher. The test was conducted by the U.S. Army at Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The PAC-3 Missile Enhancement Segment ballistic missile defense system was launched from a remotely controlled launcher, as opposed to a manned system. "PAC-3 continues to be successful against today's evolving threats, and it remains the only combat proven...
  • WW3: USA has military plans ready to combat North Korea, US Defense Secretary warns

    09/21/2017 7:38:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 09/21/2017 | Nicole Stinson
    THE US has military plans in place to combat North Korea, US Defence Secretary James 'Jim' Mattis has revealed amid escalating tensions over Kim Jong-un’s nuclear and missile advancements. It comes as North Korea test launched another missile over Japan on Friday following an earlier hydrogen bomb test which sparked a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Mr Mattis said he and his South Korean counterpart had discussed the idea of introducing nuclear weapons to the Korean peninsula but would disclose any further details about the military plans. He added: “Yes there are. But I will not go into details.” Mr Mattis also...
  • Senators eye defense bill as a way to challenge Trump’s foreign policy

    09/10/2017 5:08:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept. 10, 2017 | Karoun Demirjian
    Rank-and-file senators are eyeing the annual defense bill the Senate will take up this week as a chance to challenge President Trump’s recent controversial moves on national security — but thus far, Republican leaders have resisted their efforts. Senators of both parties are drafting amendments that would step up sanctions against North Korea, roll back Trump’s order to ban transgender troops from the military and force Congress to vote within six months on a replacement authorization for use of military force, or AUMF, against extremist groups. Each of those initiatives grapples with an international crisis that Trump has tackled —...
  • MO: Man who Used AK-47 Clone to Defend Self, Children, Found Not Guilty

    09/05/2017 1:15:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 September, 2015, Matthew Bowman shot Jimmy Harold Tillery. Tillery was in the driveway of his ex wife, Cheryl Tillery. Bowman used an AK-47 clone. In the initial articles, the firearm was referred to as a ".30-caliber carbine rifle". Cheryl Tillery had finalized the divorce with her ex on 14 August, 2015, about a month before the incident. The Court had issued an emergency protective order on July 20, after an incident where Jimmy Tillery was said to have threatened Matthew Bowman and Cheryl Tillery's lives and the lives of Bowman's two young children. On August 6th, the...
  • “Sky Hunter” Movie Featuring PLAAF Combat Aircraft Exposes Chinese Version Of The Star Wars Canyon

    09/01/2017 11:56:44 AM PDT · by taildragger · 8 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | 9/1/2017 | David Cenciotti
    No, The Image Above Is Not Photoshopped: There Is A Chinese Equivalent Of The Star Wars Canyon In The U.S. Or The Mach Loop In UK. Scheduled for release on Sept. 30, 2017, Sky Hunter is the first action movie focused on China’s PLAAF (People’s Liberation Army Air Force). According to the trailer, the story is about a group of elite military who are called into action to resolve a hostage crisis and foil a terrorist plot. The movie features, along with some CGI actual flying footage of various front line combat aircraft, including the Y-20 airlifter, the J-20 stealth...
  • New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea

    08/31/2017 8:49:53 AM PDT · by Freeport · 6 replies
    Raytheon, Inc. ^ | Aug. 30, 2017 | Amanda Schildt
    New SM-6 intercepts ballistic missile target at sea Test of enhanced software succeeds against sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN)-built Standard Missile-6 intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea in its final seconds of flight, after being fired from the USS John Paul Jones. The SM-6 missile can perform anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare and – now – even more advanced ballistic missile defense at sea. "Earlier this year, our customer requested an enhanced capability to deal with a sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile threat," said Mike Campisi, Raytheon's...
  • Charges pending for homeowner who shot, killed 3 intruders

    08/15/2017 5:00:03 AM PDT · by sleeper-has-awakened · 47 replies
    WGN Web Desk ^ | 08-14-17 | WGN Web Desk
    CHICAGO – Police say charges are now pending against a homeowner who shot and killed three intruders inside his Southeast Side home. The homeowner told police three people broke into his home Sunday night through the basement and he acted in self-defense, shooting the alleged intruders before locking himself inside a room and calling police.When police arrived at the scene at 103rd and south Ewing, they found the bodies of a 22-year-old man, 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy inside.One was shot in the head, the others were shot multiple times.So far police won’t say exactly what the homeowner is...