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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...

Assad: Russian Missiles Have Arrived In Syria

AP | By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he is "confident in victory" in his country's civil war, an...

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."

Misattribution and Exaggeration Mar Reporting on Chinese Missile Test

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Reliable information on China's nuclear arsenal is very difficult to find. Perhaps this is why many U.S. analysts and reporters seize upon any information that seems to provide some insight into China's program. In the rush to publish something new, they often lose important details and caveats.

How Sanctions Against Iran Could Backfire

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

It is no secret that Iran is developing its nuclear capacity in a clandestine and deceptive manner. Yet ironically it is our reaction to Iranian intransigence that is more likely to lead to an Iranian bomb. And it's not for the reasons that many have cited.

A Bad Joke's Kernel of Truth

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.22.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Geographically, Iran may be far away from the Americas but its growing presence in Venezuela is a serious danger. It is not a joke.

Israel Test Fires Missile That Could Hit Iran

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRY | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — An Israeli official said Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to persuade his Cabinet to authorize a military ...

Romanian Authorities Find Rocket Warheads That Were Stolen From Train

AP | ALINA WOLFE-MURRAY | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania — Dozens of small, old rocket warheads stolen from a train carrying military equipment were found Monday stashed near a railw...

The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Structure: Time to Move Away From the Triad

Rizwan Ladha | Posted 08.17.2011 | World
Rizwan Ladha

In a talk Thursday, General Scowcroft suggested that the U.S. nuclear force should be restructured, eliminating the air- and sea-based legs of the triad and only maintaining 1,000 to 1,500 single-warhead ICBMs.

Japan May Have Another Nuclear Crisis to Worry About in North Korea

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

The world is witnessing an unprecedented series of catastrophes taking place in Japan. A massive earthquake and powerful aftershocks, followed by wave...

The No-Fly Zone Decision

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is in a tough spot on the whether or not to push for a no-fly zone over Libya. He is weighing the costs and benefits of the situation, and his reluctance to get involved may turn out, in the long run, to be the correct decision.

A Security Test for the GOP

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

America's military is solidly behind the new security treaty that cuts Russia's nuclear weapons. Is the Republican Party? The test comes Thursday when senators have to choose: Back the military or play politics?

Iran: U.S. Defensive Missiles In Gulf Are A Political Ploy

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN – Iran on Tuesday warned its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf that the U.S. is trying to drive a wedge between them by ramping up its m...

U.S. Speeding Up Missile Defenses in Persian Gulf

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration edges toward imposing tougher sanctions on Iran, it has begun upgrading its approach to defending its P...

Surveillance Drones: Army Eyes Missiles Filled With Flying Spy Bots

wired.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Army wants to instantly get eyes in the sky to watch over a potential enemy. But spy drones or satellites or even fighter jets can be too slow to ...