Russia may be readying for new Ukraine offensive: NATO commander

(Reuters) – Russia’s military may be taking advantage of a recent lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine to lay the groundwork for a new military offensive, NATO’s top commander told the U.S. Congress on Thursday.

U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, the NATO supreme allied commander, said Russian forces had been seeking to “reset and reposition” while protecting battlefield gains, despite a fragile ceasefire agreed in February. Continue reading

Officers who hold the trigger for US nuclear forces caught leaving the blast-doors open

THEY hold the trigger to the world’s biggest arsenal of nuclear weapons. So why have they been caught napping, with the bomb-proof doors left wide open?

Twice this year alone, US Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent terrorists or other intruders from entering their underground command post.

It’s also supposed to protect them from a surprise nuclear attack. Continue reading