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The World, at the Brink of Nuclear War: “It is only by Chance that the World has Avoided a Nuclear War”

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎vor 11 Stunden‎
Of Defense (1994-97). Perry has been an inside player in the business of nuclear weapons for over 60 years and his book, “My Journey at the Nuclear Brink,” is a sober read. It is also a powerful counterpoint to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's ...

Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against Attack

New York Times - ‎20.07.2016‎
CLEVELAND - Donald J. Trump, on the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for president, explicitly raised new questions on Wednesday about his commitment to automatically defending NATO allies if they are attacked, saying he would first look at ...

Yonhap News Summary

Yonhap News - ‎24.07.2016‎
Under the plan signed in Abu Dhabi on July 20, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. will be in charge of the operation of the four Advanced Power Reactor (APR)-1400 nuclear reactors under construction in the UAE, marking the first time for a South Korean ...

How Clinton,Trump Stack Up on National Security, Russia, IS and More

Defense One - ‎24.07.2016‎
Her first official trip abroad as the top U.S. diplomat in 2009 included visits to Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, and China, which she said was intended to highlight the emerging strategic importance of China and the Asia-Pacific region.

US must stop playing with nuclear hellfire

The Ecologist (blog) - ‎26.07.2016‎
It is also a powerful counterpoint to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) current European strategy that envisions nuclear weapons as a deterrent to war: "Their [nuclear weapons] role is to prevent major war, not to wage wars", argues the ...

Propaganda Games: Reviewing Two Documentaries on North Korea

38 North - ‎22.07.2016‎
In one segment, Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy, notes that “North Koreans are brainwashed from the minute they're born…almost the first thing they learn to say is, 'Thank you, Dear Leader.” The film then cuts to Cao De ... threat since the ...

SitRep: Trump's Foreign Policy; Coalition Plans for Fall of Mosul

Foreign Policy (blog) - ‎21.07.2016‎
The Republican nominee for president of the United States says he is ready to toss aside the key plank of the NATO alliance: a commitment to a common defense. In a 45-minute interview with the New York Times, Trump couched his foreign policy views in ...

Nuclear Challenges Loom for Trump or Clinton

Kiplinger Personal Finance - ‎21.07.2016‎
One will be confronting the growing North Korean nuclear threat, which has gone from bad to worse in recent years. The other: ... Ultimately, Iran may decide to scrap it - if Congress doesn't try to first. So what does the future ... Republican Donald ...

US election: What would a Donald Trump presidency look like?

BBC News - ‎20.07.2016‎
He has called into question US commitments to foreign alliances and mutual defence agreements, including with Nato and South Korea, saying that Americans are carrying too much of the financial burden. Republican platform: In past platforms, the party ...

Donald Trump just talked about foreign policy. And caused a whole lot of controversy.

Washington Post - ‎21.07.2016‎
And yet I think many in your party would say that the reason that we have troops in Europe, the reason that we keep 60,000 troops in Asia, is that it's in our interest to keep open trading lines, it's in our interest to keep the North Koreans in check ...

Here's How Clinton and Trump Stack Up on National Security, Russia, ISIS and More

Defense One - ‎25.07.2016‎
... on immigration reform. Here's where they both stand on national defense, China, Iran, ISIS, North Korea, Russia, immigration and Cuba.

Seoul Insists Korean-Bound THAAD Remain Independent of Regional Defenses

Defense Update - ‎20.07.2016‎
Instead, South Korea plans to establish the indigenous “Korean Air and Missile Defense” (KAMD) system, to face the evolving threat of North Korean missile and nuclear threats. While KAMD will extend the protection of South Korea, from the outset, it ...

Trident renewal: would £205bn be a price worth paying?

The Guardian - ‎18.07.2016‎
The Trident nuclear weapons programme, which MPs are set to vote through on Monday, is so expensive that the Ministry of Defence has until now been coy about releasing an overall estimate of the cost. The defence ... One of the main arguments of ...

Why America (and the World) Still Fears Russia's Lethal Battlecruisers

The National Interest Online - ‎20.07.2016‎
Originally intended to threaten the U.S. Navy's most precious warships—aircraft carriers and ballistic missile submarines—the surviving ships now play a different role, showing the flag and ensuring that the world keeps Russian naval power in mind ...

New York to Make Good on the Promise of Offshore Wind

TakePart - ‎20.07.2016‎
The nation's first major offshore wind project was supposed to have been Cape Wind, a 130-turbine, 468-megawatt plant first proposed more than 15 years ago for a site about five miles south of Cape Cod, in Massachusetts' Nantucket Sound. The project ...

Yesterday's Bipolar Nuclear Strategy Isn't Going to Cut It In Asia

Defense One - ‎15.07.2016‎
It is home to established nuclear powers, such as Russia, China, India, and Pakistan; states that have significant “latent” nuclear capabilities, including Iran, North Korea, Japan, and South Korea; and a handful more that may yet seek to join the ...


Berkeley Daily Planet - ‎22.07.2016‎
It is also a powerful counterpoint to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) current European strategy that envisions nuclear weapons as a deterrent to war: “Their [nuclear weapons] role is to prevent major war, not to wage wars,” argues the ...

Presidents need to be able to do nothing. Donald Trump can't do it.

Washington Post - ‎15.07.2016‎
Nuclear scenarios are obviously the scariest - which is why critics from Hillary Clinton to New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz to former defense secretary Bob Gates have warned that Trump shouldn't get the launch codes. But the codes ... Just last ...

New York Times sues for Carter's emails

Politico - ‎19.07.2016‎
"It comes after the U.S. and South Korea said they would deploy an anti-missile system to counter the North's threats. North Korea is barred by U.N. sanctions from any test of nuclear or ballistic missile technology. But tensions have soared since it ...

How China Can Recover from Its Month of Humiliation

The National Interest Online - ‎14.07.2016‎
As a follow-up punch, South Korea agreed to the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), a United States Army anti-ballistic missile system with radar penetration that weakens China's offensive missile capabilities.