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  • What’s behind US Air Force’s snap Minuteman III test launch plans?

    06/02/2024 3:21:22 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 34 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 6/2/24 | Sputnik
    US Air Force Global Strike Command will conduct two test launches of its Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles from Vanderberg Space Force Base this coming week. The tests come amid raging tensions between Russia and NATO amid the escalating proxy war in Ukraine, but likely aren’t worth panicking over, observers have told Sputnik.
  • US launches unarmed ICBM to test nuclear capabilities amid tensions with North Korea

    09/06/2023 7:49:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept6, 2023 | Timothy H.J. Nerozzi
    The U.S. Air Force and Space Force collaborated on a test missile launch Wednesday amid rising tensions with North Korea. Air Force Global Strike Command test launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Vandenberg Space Force Base. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan issued a stern warning to North Korea during a press briefing on Tuesday, responding to reports that dictator Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet in-person.
  • Biden CANCELS test of Minuteman III ballistic missiles to 'demonstrate restraint' and avoid angering Putin

    03/02/2022 2:08:14 PM PST · by fruser1 · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/2/2022 | Katelyn Caralle
    The Pentagon announced Wednesday it will delay its nuclear missile test scheduled for this weekend in the midst of Russian President Vladimir Putin's attack on Ukraine so he does not 'misunderstand' the move. Kirby said the U.S. did not put its nuclear forces on heightened alert in response to Putin's move.
  • US Investigates Nuclear Missile Incident

    10/28/2010 9:29:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 45 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 10/28/2010 | Voice of America
    The U.S. military is looking into an incident on Saturday in which it lost communications with 50 long-range nuclear-armed missiles based in the northern United States. The U.S. Air Force's new Global Strike Command lost communications with the missiles for about 45 minutes, and says it immediately dispatched troops to inspect the sites. The check determined there was no damage and no evidence of sabotage. A spokesman for the command says investigators believe a faulty circuit board at a control center was to blame. The spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel John Thomas, says experts found that the same type of part failed...
  • US Launch of Minuteman III Ballistic Missile Fails, Cause Under Investigation

    05/06/2021 12:23:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    https://sputniknews.com ^ | 13:53 GMT 05.05.2021 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – A test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman III failed and the cause is unknown and being investigated, the US Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) said on Wednesday. "An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, experienced a ground abort prior to launch. The cause of the ground abort is currently under investigation, and Air Force Global Strike Command is assessing the potential to reschedule the launch", AFGSC said in a press release. The three-stage land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles of the Minuteman family were originally intended for...
  • Where The Government Won't, The People Will

    04/26/2019 12:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    Last week it was reported that an “armed militia group” had detained a group of illegal migrants crossing the United States southern border. The story said the militia group held the illegal migrants and turned them over to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents. Many supporters of illegal migration screamed foul that this group engaged in this behavior. First of all, no one should be surprised that this occurred. I do not necessarily support this type of citizen involvement in detaining bands of migrants illegally crossing into the sovereign territory of the United States—not yet anyway. However, I am getting...
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • Not so ‘Free Republic’: The Shot Heard Around the Net

    02/11/2005 10:55:36 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 3,549 replies · 83,996+ views
    The Conservative Voice ^ | Feb 11, 2005 | by William Gheen, President, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC
    The shot heard around the Internet has been fired on FreeRepublic.com The owner Jim Robinson and his moderators have launched a sniper style purge against members that disagree with the President’s ‘guest worker’ amnesty or support more control of illegal immigration. Free Republic is an amazing tool for those looking for a good debate and news from around the country. The problem for the administration of the site is that their creation is allowing the participants to learn that the Bush immigration record and plans are shockingly out of line with the views of most conservatives. The management’s answer to...
  • Is an Albany Minuteman Rally Possible? (NY Repeal Safe Act)

    05/26/2015 6:05:20 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 1 replies
    email ^ | 5/26/2015 | Al Bellardinelli
    Is an Albany Minuteman Rally Possible? WE are getting ever closer to FULL Repeal of the Safe Act being a reality. Every PUSH gets US closer. There is not much time left in the current legislative session. This precludes a well-organized rally to take place. The only way to make a rally happen is if WE can muster up A Minuteman Rally. Americans will soon find out just how many New York gun owners have refused to comply with the draconian New York SAFE Act. On April 15th the state Supreme Court ruled that the state needs to make public...
  • Malmstrom tests second Minuteman III missile this week at Vandenberg

    03/30/2015 3:39:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle today at 3:53 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The test reentry vehicle impacted in a pre-established test area in the Pacific Ocean near the island of Guam approximately 40 minutes after launch. All test launches verify the accuracy and reliability of the ICBM weapon system, providing valuable data to ensure a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent. The launch team, under the direction of the 576th...
  • America Has a Very Expensive Plan to Replace Very Old Nukes

    01/27/2015 11:24:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 26, 2015 | James Drew
    The U.S. Air Force has announced its strategy for replacing America’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles—which have stood alert, awaiting Armageddon, for nearly five decades. Making nukes is hard. But squeezing another multi-billion-dollar project into the Air Force’s already bulging budget is perhaps the bigger challenge. We’re talking about the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, an effort to replace the stockpile of Minuteman nuclear missiles Boeing built for the Pentagon back in the late 1960s.
  • Minuteman Project to return to the Border

    07/10/2014 10:38:45 PM PDT · by Blue Collar Republican · 16 replies
    Minuteman Project ^ | July 10, 2014 | Minuteman Project staff
    (Posted to FreeRepublic.com with the consent of Jim Gilchrist) A Special Announcement from Jim Gilchrist, President of the Minuteman Project The Minuteman Project’s “Operation Normandy” has been launched as of 1200 hours today (Monday, July 7). This event will dwarf the original Minuteman Project of 2005. I expect at least 3,500 non-militia volunteers to participate, plus uncounted groups of militias from all over the country. If you are familiar with the Normandy invasion of France in 1944, then you have an idea how large and logistically complicated this event will be. However, there is one difference. We are not going...
  • How far right Republican Tim Donnelly became the GOP favorite in California

    04/12/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    LA Daily News ^ | Jessica Calefati
    One Republican candidate for governor is a former U.S. treasury official, a moderate who promises to create jobs and fix California’s public school system. Another is a firebrand — a conservative California assemblyman and former anti-immigrant “Minuteman” who was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2012 for having a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Ontario airport. Although some California Republican leaders had seen the moderate, Neel Kashkari, as the GOP’s candidate of the future in a deep blue state, Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly is pummeling him, according to a surprising new Field Poll.
  • Hagel makes rare visit to nuke missile base

    01/09/2014 8:05:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    journalstar.com ^ | 1-9-14 | Robert Burns
    Hoping to boost sagging morale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a rare visit Thursday to an Air Force nuclear missile base and the men and women who operate and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 missiles. But his attempt to cheer the troops was tempered by news that launch officers at another base had been implicated in an illegal-narcotics investigation.... Two officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana are being investigated for allegations of drug possession, said Lt. Col. Brett Ashworth, a service spokesman in Washington. Both of those being investigated are ICBM launch officers with responsibility for operating intercontinental...
  • Teaparty.org, Minuteman Project and Occupy D.C. Organizers hold a beer summit at CPAC.

    02/13/2012 4:36:56 PM PST · by Blue Collar Republican · 29 replies
    You Tube Video ^ | Feb 13, 2012 | ebecker2000
    It would have been just any mundane clash of civilizations with points thrown and missed until a Mad Hatter in the form of the gregarious Tea Partier appears in the thick of the stand off between Occupiers and Conservatives and says - hey stop shouting at each other - you got at least 60% in common - so lets have some beers (many beers) and discuss this. And so began the Beer Summit an initiative between possibly the minuteman wing of the Tea Party - attendees at the CPAC and some of the Occupiers who came to protest CPAC. At...
  • TIM DONNELLY: Former Minuteman clinches GOP Assembly nomination

    07/16/2010 6:12:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/16/10 | ROBIN HINDERY, Associated Press Writer
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Just a few years ago, as head of California's largest Minuteman group, Tim Donnelly worked to fend off outsiders seeking to cross the state's borders. He now finds himself the outsider as he attempts to step into the political arena and take a seat in the state Legislature. Donnelly, 43, stands a strong chance of becoming the first tea party member to win high office in California. On Friday, the Secretary of State's office is expected to certify his 631-vote margin of victory for the Republican primary in the 59th Assembly District, which is split evenly...
  • MinuteMan Organization Disbanding !

    03/25/2010 5:05:21 AM PDT · by MGBGUN · 15 replies · 1,604+ views
    Minute Man organization disbanding !! Carmen Mercer, president of the MinuteMen sent the following email out this morning...........
  • Breaking Now G Gordon Liddy Show interviewing Al Garza of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.

    03/23/2010 7:08:41 AM PDT · by badgerfan1976 · 11 replies · 1,138+ views
    Radio America ^ | 03/23/10 | G Gordon Liddy
    Must listen to radio right now...
  • Ex-nuke site opens doors to public

    07/14/2009 9:08:10 AM PDT · by OldMissileer · 14 replies · 1,332+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 14 Jul 09 | AP
    ...A former nuclear missile launch center that closed as the Cold War was winding down opened Monday to a public curious to see what life was like at the once top-secret site.
  • Minuteman Founder to Challenge McCain for Senate Seat in 2010 GOP Primary

    04/21/2009 11:46:42 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 647+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 21, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    The founder of the pro-border enforcement group, the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will announce Wednesday his plan to challenge Sen. John McCain in the Arizona Republican Senate primary in 2010. On Monday, Minuteman founder Chris Simcox announced he was resigning as head of the organization to seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat held by McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate. McCain, a four-term senator, has faced criticism from border hawks over his support and sponsorship of legislation to establish a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens, allowing them to stay in the United States if they learn English...