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Russian Bully Putin Threatens Europe

Russia warns of ‘new military confrontation’ in Europe

BY Holly Ellyat Via CNBC June 16, 2015

Russia prepares for a European road trip. (photo credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP | Getty Images) 889 more words


David Montaigne reblogged this and commented:

Obama isn't going to act tough where it would be effective against ISIS or Iran, but he has to act tough somewhere to pretend he isn't all about reducing America's power and influence in the world, so he wastes effort in Eastern Europe, where no one will allow it to grow into WWIII, yet it boosts Putin's ability to justify more militarism because the US is putting more material into Eastern Europe. So nothing is done to ISIS or Iran, and nothing effective is done near Ukraine, where feeble US action is all for show and in the end Putin and Russia will emerge stronger.

Early Week Update: Russian Nuclear Force Increases & F-22s To Eastern Europe?

The level of tensions between NATO and Russia continues to grow at steady increments. Fresh on the weekend’s news of a possible agreement between the United States and Poland over the storage of pre-positioned heavy equipment in Poland comes an announcement by Vladimir Putin in which he indicated that the Strategic Rocket Forces are going to receive over 40 new ICBMs this year. 216 more words

International Relations

Do Not Underestimate China’s Military Might: Russian Expert

In response to mil.huanqiu.com’s interesting article on December 17, 2014 about China’s confidence and transparency in displaying its top weapons, this blogger pointed out in his post “China Wants Transparency by Busy Exposures of Its Top Weapons?” on December 21, 2014 that China follows Sun Tze’s teaching in… 837 more words

“North Korea Defends Space Program, Developing New Satellite” Summary

“North Korea Defends Space Program, Developing New Satellite” by Eric Talmadge
The Huffington Post / HuffingtonPost.com (Thursday, June 4, 2015)


Diplomatic Foundations’ Summary:

North Korea’s space agency has indicated they are developing an advanced Earth observation satellite.  82 more words


China 'UFO' may have been the fourth of China's midcourse ICBM interception tests

The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media:

China Review News Agency says in its report that in the evening of May 23, web users in… 417 more words


North Korea claims it has miniaturized warheads | Fox News

  • North Korea claimed Wednesday that it has manufactured nuclear warheads small enough to fit on the head of a missile
  • The statement comes days after North Korea claimed that it had successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile earlier this month.
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