The deal, signed in 2010 as the successor to the original START, is set to expire next February and the Trump administration has so yet to negotiate an extension. Instead, the White House has sought a new deal involving new, more advanced weapons platforms including highly-maneuverable, hypersonic missiles, as well as other countries, such as […]
Many in the U.S. remain the most concerned about adversarial states such as North Korea and Iran, although the Persian Gulf nation does not currently possess nuclear weapons. Analysts have argued that the best way to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed power is to return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly […]
Even if air strikes could destroy the WMDs and kill Kim, a US-led coalition would then have to deal with an army of 1.2million active soldiers — more than five per cent of the country’s entire population — and seven more million reservists.
‘I didn’t hear either of those comments or anything even resembling them,’ Bolton told Fox News. ‘I was there at the point in time that morning when it was decided that he would not go Aisne-Marne cemetery … It was entirely a weather-related decision, and I thought the proper thing to do.
Late last month, Lebanon commemorated its Liberation and Resistance Day, marking 17 years since the Israeli army withdrew from Lebanese soil following the 1982 invasion. Hezbollah played a vital role in repelling Israeli forces from the country and, to mark the May 25 event, the group’s secretary general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, addressed his supporters from […]
Last year, the US unilaterally withdrew form the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, which committed it and the other signatory, Russia with the second largest nuclear stockpile, to getting rid of all nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,417 miles).
The incoming USAF chief of staff, Charles Brown Jr., stated that the next possible “future war” involving the US will look very different from the many wars waged by Washington in the last 20 years. A future armed conflict against a near-peer adversary, possibly Russia or China, would “not remain far from our shores” and […]
Many victims died years later, as a result of cancer and other illnesses linked to radiation poisoning caused by the bombings. A 1998 study found that around an additional 62,000 people in Hiroshima had died as a result of the bomb, bringing the total number of victims to more than 200,000.
“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist,” he said.
‘Applaud’ Trump for taking military action against the Assad regime for its latest use of chemical weapons, and for signalling his resolve to do so again if these heinous attacks continue, said Senator John McCain, Chairman of the powerful Armed Services Committee.