A report by naval experts warns that Russia already has a small but sophisticated army of subs which are capable of launching missile strikes across the globe.
The deadly group of stealthy underwater weapons are currently patrolling the world and have already reportedly breached UK waters having approached the Royal Navy’s base in Faslane, Scotland. Continue reading
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John Bayliss, a former official who spent 40 years at Government-run GCHQ, said foreign agents are trying to get hold of secret talks between arms companies, Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence.
This is done through sending codes to phones where foreign agents can access calls and texts.
VLADIMIR Putin has sent an submarine loaded with missiles into the heart of the English Channel, sparking fears over a second Cold War.
Military insiders say the deadly submarine – which has the capability to launch surface-to-air missiles – had been monitored since Sunday when it left its base in Severmorsk, northern Russia.
America is now pushed out of the South China Sea, and is now within the next decade poised to be pushed out of Asia.
CHINA’S rapid naval expansion will see it overtake the US as the most powerful sea force by the end of the decade.
According to a US Congressional report, China is likely to have increased its total ship tally to more than 350 by 2020.
Beijing is also understood to have embarked on a high-tech ship building programme that could leave many of America’s older vessels obsolete in any future maritime conflict.
That would dwarf the US Navy’s current total of 272 deployable battle force ships.
The Royal Navy has fired a warning shot at a Spanish patrol boat which sailed too close to a US nuclear-powered submarine as it sailed in waters off Gibraltar.
Flares were fired across the bow of the Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena as it twice attempted to sail across the front of the ballistic missile submarine USS Florida. Continue reading
- Of all French soldiers currently engaged in military operations, half of them are deployed inside France. And half of those are assigned to protect 717 Jewish schools.
- This massive deployment of armed forces in our own cities is a departure from history. It is a moral disarmament, before a military one.
- Why does anyone choose to fight in a war? Civilized nations go to war so that members of today’s generation may sacrifice themselves to protect future generations. But if there are no future generations, there is no reason whatever for today’s young men to die in war. It is “demography, stupid.”
On March 11, 2004, 192 people were killed and 1,400 wounded in a series of terrorist attacks in Madrid. Three days later, Spain’s Socialist leader, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, was elected prime minister. Just 24 hours after being sworn in, Zapatero ordered Spanish troops to leave Iraq “as soon as possible.” Continue reading
Growing fears over a plot by Islamic State (ISIS), China, Russia or North Korea to interfere with the UK’s military has prompted a major review of security policy.
After a high level warning last year that the UK’s nuclear weapons could be wiped out by hackers, the stockpile will now be upgraded to counter emerging threats.
The UK Trident nuclear deterrent program – at the center of a row over its replacement – is at risk from a new generation of cheap underwater drones which could render the whole basis of submarine deployment useless, according to a new report.
The UK parliament is due to make a decision on replacing its ageing fleet of Vanguard class submarines, which carry the Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles to be used as a weapon of last resort as part of Britain’s nuclear deterrent program.
Last February, two Tu-95 bombers intercepted over the Channel were found to be carrying a nuclear missile designed to destroy Trident submarines.
Cockpit conservations confirming the bomber’s nuclear payload were intercepted by a Norwegian military listening post and passed to the Ministry of Defence.
- Russia warns of ‘serious consequences’ after Nato country downs Russian military jet for first time since 1953
- Two pilots were reportedly shot dead by Syrian rebels as they parachuted from burning Sukhoi Su-24 warplane
- Third Russian said to have died when rescue helicopter was hit with anti-tank missile by another rebel group
- Russia denied plane had been in Turkish airspace but Nato secretary-general says assessment showed it had
- A warship has been deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to destroy potential threats to Russian forces in Syria
- Britain has declared military back-up is on standby to support Turkey in any revenge attack by Putin’s forces
A ‘monstrous’ new crisis has begun after Turkey shot down a Russian military plane, sparking fears of a war.
Vladimir Putin has accused the Turks of a ‘stab in the back’, branding them ‘accomplices of terrorists’. Continue reading
Vessels deployed by the “sabre-rattling” Kremlin are patrolling close to naval bases in Scotland – home to the Trident weapons system – in a bid to poach the ‘acoustic signature’ of British submarines.
If successful, it would render much of Britain’s clandestine naval fleet effectively useless, as Vladimir Putin’s military would be able to trace the precise location of our supposedly ‘stealth’ submarines – and SINK them.
BRITAIN must invest in its fleet of main battle tanks to meet an increasing threat of ground war with Russia, senior Army officers have warned.
It comes as tensions between Nato countries and Moscow continued to mount, with Russia threatening “nuclear counter measures” over a plan to bolster nuclear facilities in Germany.
David Cameron is currently trying to find a “compromise deal” with Russian president Vladimir Putin over tackling the IS terror group in Syria.
But Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, an increase in Nato air-space incursions by Russian bombers, and the development of a new Russian “super tank” has led senior commanders to admit that the prospects of a conventional ground war In Eastern Europe can no longer be ignored. Continue reading
Telegraph View: Sadly, allowing Assad to remain in power may be the least worst option for the world
Nothing better illustrates the utter vacuity that exists at the heart of Government policy-making over the vexed issue of Syria than its inability to respond to the significant challenge posed by President Putin’s military intervention in support of the Syrian regime. As we have seen in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Mr Putin is not shy about using military force when it suits his geo-political agenda. And with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime reportedly on the brink of collapse, the Russian leader has clearly decided that the deployment of Russian warplanes and armoured vehicles is vital to prevent the Syrian capital falling into the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants, with all the implications that would have for the region.
The View From Hubbert’s Peak
In 1971, the American President put an end to a 2,500 year trend; the Wall Street Journal called it “Nixon’s Worst Weekend.” Considering the old boy had some really bad ones, this must have been something special. In August of that year (on Friday the 13th) it was decided that the U.S. would no longer pay out gold for its paper dollars. OPEC Ministers took note, and in September they met, deciding it would be necessary to collect more paper dollars, if possible, since gold was no longer on offer and oil was the only asset they had to sell.
The Wizard of Oz
The ultimate irony for this generation of investors is that, despite the occasional obligatory chant about ‘free markets’ and the wonders of capitalism, most of the day is spent obsessing about what the world’s most important central planner will do next. By Supreme Central Planner, I mean, the Fed. Continue reading
PILOTS in one of the two Russian supersonic bombers intercepted near UK skies last week had started the countdown to arm a nuclear bomb, sources revealed last night.
The discovery was made after RAF specialists analyzed a four-second signal transmitted from one of the Tupolev Tu-160 bombers, known by Nato as “Blackjacks”, in the days following Thursday’s incursion.
Analysts at RAF Boulmer, Britain’s Control and Reporting Centre, confirmed that the Russian bombers had begun the sequence to arm nuclear weapons while carrying out the incursion.
It is not the first time they have done this and comparison with a similar signal transmitted by a TU-95 “Bear” bomber revealed Russian air crew had begun the countdown during an incursion last year, as well.