A perceived threat from Russia has triggered a central European dash towards military spending.
SWEDISH armed forces have been placed on high alert after Russia made a serious threat against the country.
In early September defence chief Nicael Bydén and defence minister Peter Hultqvist warned the threat from the nuclear superpower was growing.
Now the Scandinavian country has deployed soldiers to Gotland island for the first time in a decade.
The reason for the sudden appearance of 150 soldiers and tanks on the southern island off the Swedish coast has been labelled classified and officials are refusing to disclose any more information.
If anything is likely to trigger World War III, it will be a North Korean EMP disguised as a weather satellite, falling out of the sky over the American mainland. That is likely the opening kick.
Several flashpoints could erupt into a global conflict involving the US, China and Russia, it is claimed
THE world is closer to a catastrophic and bloody World War III than at any other point in the past 60 years, experts have warned.
Russia and China, both of which are pumping vast amounts of money into their militaries, could soon rival the US in terms of power and prestige.
All three nations want to remain a global superpower – if not the only one – and are preparing for war, it is claimed.
Japan’s defense ministry on Wednesday asked for a hike in spending to record levels, as it juggles its responses to a growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea and China’s assertive moves in the East China Sea.
If approved, the hike of 2.3% will take the defense budget to 5.17 trillion yen ($51.47 billion) in the year starting April 1, for a fifth consecutive increase as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters Japan’s military. Continue reading
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Putin says he likes a ‘weak Hillary’ and warns of nuclear World War 3
The new story from Zero Hedge that Steve Quayle linked to Saturday morning tells us it has been revealed that the Russian military now has an ‘invisibility cloak’ that could give Russia the upper edge in clandestine operations and electronic warfare. “For the first time, these weapons do exist” we are told.
However, apparently just dabbling in ‘invisibility’ isn’t enough and as we learn in this new story over at ABC News International, Russia has decided to take their little experiment to the next level by holding a bizarre military drill that is leaving the world scratching their heads as the Russian military will hide an ENTIRE CITY on the country’s Arctic coast. Continue reading
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Germany was considering sending troops to Lithuania as part of a NATO mission to reinforce the alliance’s eastern flank with Russia.
However Merkel stressed that any deployment should aim to avoid enflaming tensions with Moscow. Continue reading
US says bombs reportedly being placed in Germany just upgraded versions of existing weapons in arsenal for decades
MOSCOW — Russia will take “countermeasures” if the US places new nuclear weapons at a base in Germany, the Kremlin said this week.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov’s comments, reported Wednesday by Russian news agencies, came in response to a report by Germany’s ZDF television. The report said that preparation is underway by the US to station B61-12 nuclear bombs at Buechel Air Base in Germany. Continue reading
After the United States is done suiciding itself and falls into the hands of the Sino-Soviet axis, here’s who your next world superpower is going to be in a post-American world. The Fourth Reich has landed and its EU Army isn’t too far behind. It just needs the loss of American supremacy, which is why kicking out NATO is key.
A previous posting on Russia’s hypersonic glide vehicle can be found HERE.
Moscow follows China in seeking maneuverable high-speed missiles
Moscow is developing a new, ultra-high speed strategic attack vehicle similar to China’s hypersonic weapon, according to military analysts.
However, unlike high-profile strategic bomber flights and large-scale nuclear war games that U.S. military commanders have called provocative, details about the Russian hypersonic vehicle remain one of Moscow’s closely held military secrets.
The Russians have been developing the new Yu-71 vehicle for several years and conducted the most recent flight test in February, according to an article published this month in Jane’s Intelligence Review.
A Pentagon spokeswoman declined to comment on the Russian hypersonic test. Continue reading