The most potent words I read this past year weren’t art. They were more like a truth-seeking missile, one that seethed with indignant if wholly justified outrage.
For 20 years, the launch code for US nuclear missiles was 00000000. The code was even written down on the launch instructions, in case anyone forgot. Think about that the next time you’re lamenting how unsecure your ‘TSA-appoved’ locks...Show More Summary
C.P. Snow makes some comments in his book on science and government that seem to me to apply to aspects of our lives today. Be wary, Snow writes, of "the euphoria of gadgets" combined with "the euphoria of secrecy." He explains, "anyone who is drunk with gadgets is a menace. Show More Summary
North Korea has resumed construction work on a missile launch site on its northeast coast after a months-long hiatus, part of a renewed push for its nuclear and missile programs, according to a US think-tank. Recent satellite imagery shows work […]
The nation’s arms procurement agency said Wednesday that it will finalize a deal of importing the Taurus air-to-ground standoff cruise missiles for its F-15K fleet next month. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), it reported to the military […]
Eurofighter partner company Alenia Aermacchi has confirmed that the first in a major series of flight tests to integrate the MBDA Storm Shadow missile onto Eurofighter Typhoon has now taken place. Initial flight trials to demonstrate that the missile can […]
And how much money will they get for it?
Saturday in Bosnia saw a huge top of the table clash as league leaders Željezni?ar beat second-placed Borac 1-0, but the scoreline wasn’t the biggest talking point after the game. In scenes that looked a war zone, the match was interrupted minutes before the break as rival supporters hurled exploding firecrackers at each other. Somewhat crazily, [...]
Look at you, freshly emerged from your 48-hour food coma. Or your ten-round Black Friday brawl over a stuffed animal. From pooping in retail shops to creepy sea animals, here's the best stuff we wrote about this week. Read more...
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net Warheads in Paradise: Jamaica is a popular tourist destination, but the island has long been used by smugglers [GALLO/GETTY] Warhead: The term warhead refers to the explosive and/or toxic material...Show More Summary
An asymmetric oddity with your morning coffee: Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.
Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Peace Turkeys: What's coming up on Sunday Kos... Riled-up Republican racists rant over another African name, by Denise Oliver Velez Give credit to CBS, by Mark Sumner Beyond the Margin of Error: The Virginia...Show More Summary
(KINGSTON, Jamaica) — Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets. Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered the weapons late Thursday aboard a ship at Kingston Wharf. Show More Summary
Tomorrow Is The Deadline For Healthcare.gov, Will It Work? Obamacare Still Faces Legal Challenges Iran Announces Development Of Ballistic Missile Technology Concern Mounts In China's Air-Defense Zone Krauthammer: An Outbreak Of Lawlessness South Korea Kicks Sand In China's Face...
Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes. Read more...
Two new Project 955 Borey submarines - Vladimir Monomakh and Aleksandr Nevskiy - are expected to join the Pacific Fleet in 2014. but they don't have ballistic missiles what with the problems with the Bulava SLBM. link.
IT HAS been a bad month for the Pakistani Taliban. On November 1st the group’s charismatic leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed by an American missile strike. This week the Pakistani army launched an air assault on its main redoubt, the tribal area of North Waziristan, close to the border with Afghanistan. Show More Summary
Arizona/Mexico Border—Our nuclear-armed enemies have had five solid years of deliberate and well publicized, near non-protection of our borders. Instead of protecting our borders the Obama Administration instead beefed up the senseless...Show More Summary
This is what happens when an amateur president (aka Barack Hussein Obama) makes a deal with vipers (aka Iranians). Washington Free Beacon reports a top Iranian military leader announced late Tuesday that Iran has developed “indigenous”...Show More Summary