Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

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The US has been losing its military supremacy over its peer countries like Russia and China over the last 10-15 years and should step up efforts to increase its deterrence potential, Joe Dunford, Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was cited as saying during a lecture at the Tufts University in Massachusetts earlier this week. Continue reading

ASIA NUCLEAR TENSIONS: Pakistan launch nuke capable missile after successful India test

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Named Ababeel, the weapon has a maximum range of 2,200km [Getty]

 

PAKISTAN is asserting its nuclear prowess as it conducted an atomic test in a thinly veiled threat to its nuclear-armed neighbour India.

The country’s military proudly announced it had successfully test-fired a surface-to-surface ballistic missile for the first time.

Named Ababeel, the weapon has a maximum range of 2,200km (1,367 miles) and is capable of carrying “multiple warheads”, a statement confirmed.  Continue reading

China should fire warning shots at US warships near disputed islands, even ram them, says Communist Party mouthpiece

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Satellite images produced by a US company earlier this month allegedly showing the deployment of surface-to-air missiles batteries on Woody Island in the Parcel chain in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

 

 

A commentary published online by state media in China says its forces should fire warning shots or even deliberately collide with US warships sailing close to the Paracel Islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

The commentary says tough action would make an impression on the US and “teach it a lesson”. Continue reading

Get Ready, America: Russia and China Have Space Weapons

It was a grave mistake for America to halt Reagan’s Star Wars space program almost 30 years ago. It’s now 2016 and a rapidly-gaining Sino-Soviet axis is attaining first-strike capability on the United States, all while it suicidally disarms and holds the belief that it’s taking the “moral high road”. If it were to restart the program tomorrow, it would still be years behind its adversaries.

 

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Russia and China are increasingly pursuing the ability to attack America’s space-based assets, but is there anything the Pentagon can do to thwart Beijing and Moscow’s ambitions?

While it is sometimes treated as an afterthought here on earth, space-based capabilities like GPS, communications and reconnaissance satellites are the sinews that hold the U.S. military together, allowing American forces to operate across the globe. That’s a fact, however, that has not gone unnoticed in Beijing or Moscow. Continue reading

Turkey looks to offensive missiles to strengthen its deterrence

  • Ankara may opt to develop offensive missiles to strengthen its deterrent capabilities
  • The move may have been prompted by Russia firing cruise missiles into Syria last October

Turkey has signalled it is to adopt a strategy based on the acquisition of offensive missiles to increase its deterrent capabilities, IHS Jane’s has learned. Continue reading

Russia’s nuclear weapons buildup challenges Obama’s reduction goal

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President Obama’s decision two years ago to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in U.S. military and defense policies is being challenged by Russia’s large-scale buildup of nuclear forces, along with Moscow’s revised nuclear doctrine and recent threats to use the weapons.

The U.S. guidance was outlined in a 2013 White House order called Presidential Policy Directive-24, which calls for reducing the role of U.S. nuclear weapons in national security strategy and maintaining deterrence with smaller nuclear forces.

One flaw in the White House guidance was outlined in the classified PDD-24. PDD-24 says a “key part” of the new guidance is a more benign global security environment, but that has not come to pass under Mr. Obama’s watch. Continue reading

The U.S. Has No Defense Against A Russian Nuclear Attack. Really.

Not only is the American defense system a sham, but the Sino-Soviet alliance is weaponizing space. The US abandonment of the Star Wars program was absolute suicide and a strategic deception on Russia’s part through it’s so-called ‘collapse’. Meanwhile, Russia has also claimed the ability to evade any missile defense with its latest ballistic missile technology.

If you think America is safe today and has nothing to worry about because it’s in tip-top shape, you either haven’t been paying attention at all or are willfully blind.

You can also take a look at the following, but not complete list of previous articles, to put into perspective the grave danger America is putting itself in:

Russia Says It Will Have Radar-Evading Nukes by 2021

Russia takes complete advantage of castrated armed forces of the West

The Nightmare of a Defenseless America

US offers classified materials on missile system to Russia

Russia prepares nuclear surprise for NATO

Whispers about Russia’s so-called ‘satellite killer’ grow louder

China Launches Three ASAT Satellites

Mysterious Russian satellite, Object 2014-28E, raises fears we may be on the edge of a space arms race

Satellite Wars: China unveils ‘cheaper’ answer to GPS

US may lose ‘star wars’ to Russia

Russia to deploy ‘star wars’ missile system in 2017, report says

Deficiencies In Missile Defense System Put US Homeland At Risk, Audit Says

Two-Faced — Russia building up missile defenses while seeking to limit U.S. defenses

Chinese DF-41 missile can penetrate US air defense: German expert

Russian Ballistic Missiles to Cover Tracks

Russia Ramps Up New ‘Satan’ Nuke After U.S. Talks Breakdown

Further information on America’s unpreparedness from Loren Thompson can be found on this PDF article:

Missile Defense — Why America Has Almost No Protection From The Greatest Threat It Faces, And What To Do About It

 

The nicest thing that can be said about this approach to security is that it opened the way to reductions in nuclear arsenals on both sides.  The arms reductions have been substantial, but in a way they don’t matter: Russia still has an assured capacity to obliterate America’s society and economy.  That isn’t going to change, because Moscow doesn’t trust Washington and nuclear weapons are its sole remaining claim to superpower status. Continue reading

Japan eyes defending allies under attack

TOKYO – A government panel on security issues will propose that Japan defend not only the United States but also other allied nations under attack by exercising its right of collective self-defense, the panel’s acting chairman said Tuesday.

Shinichi Kitaoka, who also serves as president of the International University of Japan, said in an interview with Kyodo News the panel will state in its report that Japan can exercise the right when “countries with close ties (with it)” are under attack and it is deemed to do harm to Japan.

Kitaoka indicated the panel will not specify which country to defend in the upcoming report as withholding such details would be helpful in maintaining deterrence. Continue reading

The Submarine Race in the Malaccan Strait

Along with the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf near Iran and Oman, the Strait of Malacca is the world’s most important shipping chokepoint.

Linking the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean, the Malacca Strait is by far the shortest maritime route connecting Persian Gulf energy producers to their largest consumers in countries like China, Japan, and South Korea. Continue reading