War Archive

militaryUS ambassador Robert Wood says North Korea is months away from nuclear ICBM that can hit the USA

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North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit U.S. territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang’s diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that …

afghanistanWinning – ISIS in Syria and Iraq has no land, US planes are shifting to Afghanistan, Taliban has asked for peace talks

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President Trump has delegated more authority to the US military. The US has pushed the Taliban back from several district centers and two provincial capitals. Col. Stephen “Joker” Jones is commander of the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, in charge of …

iranIran launches drone from Syria into Israel – Israel launching big attack into Syria

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Israel’s army said it had launched a “large-scale attack” inside Syria on Saturday after one of its jets was downed under Syrian antiaircraft fire, in a series of cross-border incidents that threatened to destabilize the volatile region between the two …

future weaponsUS military behavior suggests they believe North Korean war will probably happen

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Senator Tammy Duckworth said Americans simply are not in touch with just how close we are to war on the Korean peninsula. Duckworth said Kim Jong-un poses a serious and deadly threat to millions of people on the Korean peninsula, …

europeEconomist mag is wrong – Russia-US war risks are dropping

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The Economist had a special report which asserts that the odds of a great power conflict – US and allies versus Russia or US versus China have increased. One of the main points is that Russia did take Crimea from …

militaryRisk of War with North Korea still high

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There has been some thawing of relations between North Korea and South Korea. North Korea has not had nuclear tests for a few months. North Korea and South Korea are having some communication and are trying to restart in person …

risksHawaii Emergency Management has interface of links which makes for easy mistakes

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Hawaii Civil Beat reports on the many problems at the Hawaii Emergency management. A screenshot of the controls for signaling a ballistic missile alert are a list of hyperlinks which are mixed in with links to drills, road closures and …

israelIsrael eliminates fourth Hamas tunnel in last three months

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Israel has found a defense against the threat of attack tunnels under the Gaza Strip. Even if the defense isn’t perfect, it’s pretty effective. The tunnel that was identified and blown up over the weekend near the Kerem Shalom crossing, …

futureIran is adding 400,000-500,000 Angry and under-employed young men every year

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Iran’s leadership will not be able to just use the tool of oppression to maintain power in the longer term. China and other countries have shown that there can be a relatively stable authoritarian system with a more limited sharing …

futureWill Iran’s counter revolution develop staying power?

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Jan 2, 2018 2:26 a.m. — Nine people were killed overnight, Iranian state television reported, raising the overall death toll to more than 20 since the protests began last week. Jan 1, 2018 Andrew Peek, U.S. State Department deputy assistant …