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Uninformed Threats Against Iran are Dangerous

Hossein Askari | Posted 02.04.2017 | World
Hossein Askari

The Trump Administration has wasted no time in making a number of cavalier threats against Iran. While it is difficult to understand why it has chosen...

It's Not Too Late To Stop Trump From Pressing The Nuclear Button

Joe Cirincione | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

It's too late to stop Donald Trump from becoming president. But it is not too late to stop him from impulsively blowing up the planet.

The Double-Edged Sword of Armenia's New Nuclear-Capable Missiles

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 11.10.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Russian Iskander missiles on the 9P78-1 Transporter erector launcher at the Victory Day Parade rehearsal in Moscow in 2010. (Author: A. Savin /...

Missiles Fired Again At U.S. Destroyer Off Yemen

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 10.17.2016 | World

A U.S. Navy destroyer was targeted on Saturday in a failed missile attack from territory in Yemen controlled by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the third ...

Fighting Between the Pentagon- and CIA-Backed Militias Portrays a Chaotic U.S. Foreign Policy

David Oualaalou | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics
David Oualaalou

In the past, struggles for dominance and strategy between U.S. intelligence and the Pentagon played out within the confines of the Beltway, in cocktail parties and congressional hearings and high-level, closed-door meetings. Not anymore.

Portland-Bound Hellfire Missiles Found On Air Serbia Flight: Report

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.16.2016 | World

UPDATE: The Lebanese army said the two missiles found on the Air Serbia flight were dummy missiles they had used for training, and were sending back t...

Report: Portland-Bound Missiles Found On Air Serbia Flight

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.02.2017 | World

Serbian authorities are investigating reports that two war missiles were found in cargo headed to the U.S on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia...

New North Korea UN Resolution Is Tough: Can It Be Enforced

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 03.03.2017 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Instead of spending some $4 billion on its weapons programs, Pyongyang could have provided 40 years of humanitarian assistance to its impoverished citizens, South Korea's Ambassador Oh Joon told reporters.

China May Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert, and It's a Dangerous Idea

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Elliott Negin

While the United States has been distracted by Russia and the Middle East, China is quietly considering putting its nuclear arsenal on high alert. That could spell trouble.

ISIS Media Outlet Confirms Death Of 'Jihadi John'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.19.2016 | World

DUBAI, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A media outlet associated with Islamic State on Tuesday released a eulogy for "Jihadi John," a member of the militant group ...

Will Guam Be America's Next Pearl Harbor?

Peter Navarro | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

Reprinted With Permission From Real Clear Defense Real Clear Defense Crouching Tiger Series: Will Guam Be America's Next Pearl Harbor? from Peter Na...

Chuck Schumer's Position on Iran Is Reckless

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 08.11.2016 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

Opponents of the Iran deal have been unable to produce a viable alternative. That is because there really are no alternatives left. Should the Iran deal collapse under the weight of spoilers like Schumer, Iran will get a nuclear weapon. And once Iran achieves and announces that capability to the world, no expert will be able to foresee the consequences.

China Making Some Missiles More Powerful

The New York Times | David E. Sanger And William J. Broad | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

WASHINGTON — After decades of maintaining a minimal nuclear force, China has re-engineered many of its long-range ballistic missiles to carry multip...

What Part of Hamas Strategy Is so Difficult for John Kerry, Joe Scarborough and Hillary to Understand?

David Paul | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The Qataris, in particular -- who never met a radical Islamist group they did not like -- fully understand the value of the abduction of a soldier to Hamas, and will do little or nothing, regardless of Kerry's pleas.

Malaysian Airliner Shot Down, FedEx Charged Over Drug Shipments (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media
Dan McDermott

We discussed the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight 17, the Russian-made Buk-M1 2 Missile System and the criminal charges against FedEx on The Weekend Show with Kenny Shelton Saturday July 19, 2014 on The Virginia Talk Radio Network.

Pentagon To Boost Missile Defense Spending

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile...

U.S. To Sell $10.8 Billion In Missiles To Gulf Allies

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

The Pentagon said Thursday it plans to sell Washington's Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates $10.8 billion worth of missiles and mun...

How Long Can a Missile Follow an Enemy Fighter Jet?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tim Morgan, Private pilot (ASEL, IA), military aircraft enthusiast First off: Missiles typic...

How One Russian Man Helped Prevent A Nuclear Holocaust

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

Thirty years ago today on September 26th, 1983, the quick wits of Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov may have helped the world avoid World War I...

The Iranian Tango: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Haggai Carmon | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Haggai Carmon

The Iranian peace offensive is a boon for President Obama's limping foreign policy. Iran could be an arena where the administration could score points. However, the U.S. will be met with the world's best negotiations marathon runners.

Missiles and Machismo

Martha Burk | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

The real threat to our national security is economic, not military. Nobody knows what a "limited strike" would cost, but General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says it will run in the billions. Here's what the money could buy instead.

For What It's Worth: Time to Stop the Drumbeats for Syrian Action

Jim Moore | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

There are too many drumbeats building up behind some form of military action in Syria, and the tempo of those drums is reaching a nearly hysteric level. That incessant thundering drive is drowning out the public's sensible questions.

The U.S. Does Not Need New Theater Missiles

David W. Kearn | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
David W. Kearn

New missiles may indeed alter the conventional balance in critical regions in the favor of the United States, but at what cost?

Jordanians Unprepared for Worst Possibilities re Syria

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is a terrible thing with extremely bad results. But this does not mean people should not be ready for it, even if such a possibility is very remot...

Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."