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  • In a Second Cuban Missile Crisis, Catastrophe Was Averted… For Now

    08/19/2017 8:55:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2017 | Larry Kelly
    While most of the US press was totally fixated on attaching the labels of racist, bigot, and white supremacist to the President, it totally missed one of the biggest stories in a generation—a nuclear war with North Korea was averted.The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred during the 13 days from October 16th to the 28th of 1962. President Kennedy had recently gained solid evidence that the Soviet Union had placed both nuclear-armed bombers as well as nuclear-armed ballistic missiles in Cuba. And even though the US had deployed many more nuclear missiles in Italy and Turkey, capable of annihilating Moscow and...
  • North Korean Situation History and Proposed Solution

    08/17/2017 10:25:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/17 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Nothing happens in a vacuum Of course the current North Korean brouhaha is all Trump’s fault at least according to the propaganda megaphone and prime time indoctrination machine that is the ABCCBSNBCPBSCNNMSNBCNPR Cartel. But then again according to these Alt-Left AntiFa stenographers what isn’t? To be effective all current events must happen in a vacuum. That way the spinmeisters can work their editorial magic and make everything fit their narrative.
  • No One Should Have Sole Authority to Launch a Nuclear Attack

    08/13/2017 12:49:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 106 replies
    Scientific American ^ | The August 2017 Issue | The Editors
    In just five minutes an American president could put all of humanity in jeopardy. Most nuclear security experts believe that's how long it would take for as many as 400 land-based nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal to be loosed on enemy targets after an initial “go” order. Ten minutes later a battalion of underwater nukes could join them. That unbridled power is a frightening prospect no matter who is president. Donald Trump, the current occupant of the Oval Office, highlights this point. He said he aspires to be “unpredictable” in how he might use nuclear weapons. There is no...
  • Deposed Pakistani PM calls for 'revolution' in talk to crowd

    08/13/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 12, 2017 3:06 PM EDT | Anjum Naveed
    Deposed Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif called Saturday for “a change and revolution” in the country to ensure the sanctity of the vote as he addressed a large gathering of his supporters in his home town of Lahore. Concluding his four-day journey, which began in Islamabad and culminated in a rally in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, Sharif was clearly delighted to address the tens of thousands who gathered near the famous shrine of Data Darbar. After a Supreme Court decision disqualified him last month for concealing assets, Sharif traveled with a long cavalcade from Islamabad Wednesday. He stayed...
  • The US Must Take Decisive Action on North Korea

    08/09/2017 3:44:21 PM PDT · by ckinv368 · 31 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 8/9/2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    The world has watched, seemingly without recourse, as North Korea continues to rapidly develop intercontinental nuclear missile capabilities. After two recent tests, experts now believe North Korea could strike as far as Chicago or London. Those favoring diplomacy above all else—which has utterly failed over the past 25 years—must realize that North Korea is on the cusp of being able to threaten every US citizen on a whim. Now, according to a report released by the Defense Intelligence Agency, North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that will fit its ballistic missiles. While North Korea may not yet...
  • Trump Says U.S. Will Meet North Korean Threats With 'Fire And Fury'

    08/08/2017 2:30:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 8, 2017 | Scott Neuman
    President Trump on Tuesday threatened to meet North Korean threats with "fire and fury" a day after Pyongyang said it was ready with "ultimate measures" in response to new U.N. sanctions pushed by Washington. "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States," the president warned at a meeting on the opioid crisis held at Bedminster, N.J., where he is on an extended working vacation....
  • U.S. Prepared to Launch ‘Preventive War’ Against North Korea, Says H.R. McMaster

    08/06/2017 10:45:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 5, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    The United States is preparing for all options to counter the growing threat from North Korea, including launching a “preventive war,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in an interview with MSNBC that aired Saturday. The comments come following North Korea carrying out two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) last month. “What you’re asking is are we preparing plans for a preventive war, right?” he said in response to a question from MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt. “A war that would prevent North Korea from threatening the United States with a nuclear weapon. And the president’s been very clear about it....
  • Green Party's Jill Stein concerned about 'demonization' of North Korea

    08/06/2017 9:41:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | August 1, 2017 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has weighed in on North Korea’s ballistic missile tests and has a message for dictator Kim Jong-Un – It’s not you, it’s us. In a series of media appearances, Stein has come to the defense of the rogue nation insisting they are victims of American propaganda and have been “cornered” into pursuing a nuclear weapons program. “The demonization of North Korea is part of the run-up to regime change. It’s part of demonizing a government that we then want to exercise regime change on,” Stein said Sunday in an interview on MSNBC. Taken...
  • There Is No Longer Any Way to Halt North Korea’s Nuclear Program

    08/04/2017 4:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 4, 2017 | Kevin Drum
    I don’t ordinarily do this, but I want to clear up what I said yesterday about North Korea and nukes. This time, I’ll say it in the plainest language possible. Fifteen years ago, it’s possible that diplomacy could have stopped North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. That’s certainly what I thought. It’s also possible that heavy sanctions could have done it. It’s even possible that military action could have done it, though that would have been very risky for reasons that everyone knows about—though here’s a map in case you don’t: None of this is true anymore. North Korea already...
  • UN's Failure on North Korea

    08/02/2017 7:17:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/17 | Joseph Klein
    Expecting a different outcome this time falls under the definition of insanity generally attributed to Albert Einstein: “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results With every passing day, the United Nations is becoming more useless in helping to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Tough rhetoric and a series of resolutions from the UN Security Council ramping up economic sanctions on the North Korean regime have failed to slow down North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. This was evidenced again last Friday by North Korea’s second ICBM launch, following its first on July...
  • Taking down the arguments against Trident (Read this)

    07/31/2017 2:42:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Save the Royal Navy ^ | January 4, 2016
    The case for Trident – disposing of common arguments against renewing Britain’s nuclear weapons capability and the Royal Navy’s Successor submarines. In 2016 Parliament approved the construction of 4 replacement of ‘Successor’ ballistic missile submarines for the Royal Navy. Despite majority public support, a very vocal minority opposes British nuclear weapons and the subject continues to be hotly debated. The current Vanguard class submarines, built during the 1990s needs to be replaced in order to safely and reliably maintain deterrent patrols. This project does not involve procurement of any new warheads or an upgrade in nuclear capability. The US-made Trident...
  • MSNBC Analyst: Kelly Might Have to ‘Tackle’ Trump To Prevent Him Nuking North Korea

    07/30/2017 8:36:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 107 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today, analyst Malcolm Nance floated a scenario in which President Trump decided to use a nuclear weapon to stop the North Korean missile-testing program. Reid asked whether Kelly would be “the guy who’s going to say, ‘yes, sir, or the guy who’s going to say, ‘don’t do it?'” Replied Nance: “He may have to be the guy that tackles him.” View the video here.
  • AP Exclusive: US nuclear inspection results now concealed

    07/03/2017 2:50:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    ap.org ^ | 7/3/17 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon has thrown a cloak of secrecy over assessments of the safety and security of its nuclear weapons operations, a part of the military with a history of periodic inspection failures and bouts of low morale. Overall results of routine inspections at nuclear weapons bases, such as a "pass-fail" grade, had previously been publicly available. They are now off-limits. The change goes beyond the standard practice of withholding detailed information on the inspections. The stated reason for the change is to prevent adversaries from learning too much about U.S. nuclear weapons vulnerabilities. Navy Capt. Greg Hicks,...
  • North Korea Is About to Test a Missile That Can Reach Trump Tower

    06/12/2017 10:40:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 12, 2017 | Jeffrey Lewis
    Donald Trump famously boasted that “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” I wonder if that offer is good for a North Korean long-range missile hitting the same spot? I ask, because North Korea’s state media is now hinting that it will test a long-range missile capable of hitting New York — and trolling Donald Trump in the process. You may recall that back in January, some media outlets got the idea that North Korea might test an intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), prompting Trump to unleash a two-part Twitter...
  • Missile Defense Needs To Be A Priority

    06/08/2017 4:56:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I’m old enough to remember Democrats mocking President Ronald Reagan for the idea of a missile defense program. They contemptuously labeled the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) as “Star Wars,” after the popular movie series. It was impossible, they said, and a complete waste of time and money. Thank God they were so wrong.While it’s funny to think of Democrats complaining about wasted money, very few dollars Washington has spent since then have been better used.The threat of terrorism from ISIS, al Qaeda, and other radical Islamic groups to individuals is very real, as we've learned all too often. But behind the...
  • Are Cyber Crooks Funding North Korea’s Nukes?

    05/08/2017 1:11:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kevin Poulsen
    Like all modern geopolitical chess matches, the growing tension between the United States and North Korea has a shadowy analog playing out in cyberspace. North Korea is primed for a sixth nuclear test, which would bring it one step closer to its admitted goal of developing a nuclear-tipped ICBM capable of reaching the United States mainland. At his current pace, Kim Jong Un could achieve that objective within three years, according to military analysts. That’s within President Donald Trump’s first term, and the administration has been ratcheting up the tough talk almost daily. The president recently said that nuclear war...
  • North Korea missile explosion deliberate, experts say

    05/01/2017 12:14:36 PM PDT · by rxsid · 39 replies
    koreatimes.co.kr ^ | 05/01/2017 | Park Si-so
    "North Korea missile explosion deliberate, experts sayBy Park Si-so - Posted : 2017-04-30 13:27The mid-air explosion of a North Korean missile on Saturday morning was deliberate, not a failed launch as claimed, South Korean government officials say. It is believed the North was testing a warhead explosion, an essential step toward testing a nuclear warhead explosion. "We don't believe the mid-air explosion was an accident," cable news channel YTN quoted a government official as saying. "It's believed the explosion was a test to develop a nuclear weapon different from existing ones." The nuclear-armed isolated country fired a ballistic missile on...
  • With North Korea, We Do Have Cards to Play

    04/21/2017 5:31:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    NRO ^ | Krauthammer
    The U.S. has ways to shut down Kim Jong-un’s nuclear-missile program short of war. The crisis with North Korea may appear trumped up. It’s not. Given that Pyongyang has had nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles for more than a decade, why the panic now? Because North Korea is headed for a nuclear breakout. The regime has openly declared that it is racing to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach the United States — and thus destroy an American city at a Kim Jong-un push of a button. The North Koreans are not bluffing. They’ve made significant progress with...
  • Tillerson accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations'; U.S. reviewing policies toward mad mullahs

    04/20/2017 6:04:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/20/17 | Dan Calabrese
    The Great Satan awakens Iran must have had trouble believing its good fortune during the Obama Administration. An American president was not only willing to overlook Iran’s misdeeds, but was actually willing to act as Iran’s advocate in talks designed to pave the way for Iran’s nuclear ambitions - however much the parties involved insisted the opposite was true. Given the opportunity, the American people have a habit of making sure policies like that are replaced with better ones, and it’s becoming clearer by the day that Iran’s luck in dealing with Washington has run out:
  • How the hell has North Korea managed to build a massive military stockpile?

    04/18/2017 6:35:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    News.com.au ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charis Chang news.com.au
    FROM the outside North Korea looks like an impoverished state cut off from the rest of the world. But during its weekend procession, the isolated regime managed to put on an impressive display of its rockets and military strength, in defiance of growing American warnings about its military capability. While many have the impression of North Korea being a poor country that can’t feed its own people, Leonid Petrov told news.com.au that it had large stockpiles of natural resources that it used to fund its weapons research. “North Korea is a mountainous country that has huge natural resources including deposits...