In a very rare occurrence a Javelin missile explodes after only traveling a few meters outside of the launch system. 50 more words
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Brinksmanship. It is a word whose origins may seem obscure to the generation born after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It is a word of the Cold War, the global struggle for supremacy between the opposing ideologies of the United States and the Soviet Union. 335 more words
Published time: March 06, 2014 18:26
The nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser U.S.S. Truxtun, DDG-103 (Image from truxtunassn.org)
The US Navy has confirmed that a guided missile destroyer, the USS Truxton, is heading to the Black Sea, for what the US military said is a “routine” deployment, decided long before the crisis in Ukraine, which has divided world powers. 309 more words
At approximately 4:17 p.m. on Tuesday this week, North Korea fired seven short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast into the Sea of Japan. While this in itself is not especially unusual for the world’s most secretive and hardline dictatorship, a genuinely unsettling detail later emerged that reflects the seriousness of the situation and just how close one group of civilians came to danger: … 157 more words
North Korea defended on Wednesday its recent missile firings as “ordinary military practice,” as South Korea said Tuesday’s volley passed above a Chinese passenger jet’s route just minutes ahead of the airliner.