Polish president among scores dead in jet crash
Cold War 2
Russia’s new Ground Forces chief urges drastic cuts in tanks Murdoc agrees wholeheartedly. The Russian army should have fewer tanks.
Neptunus Lex writes a bit about the T-50, a supposed fifth-generation fighter from Sukhoi: The Sukhoi T-50 prototype, a “fifth generation” fighter, completed a 47-minute maiden test flight in Russia’s Far East. The project, three years behind schedule, has been shrouded in secrecy during almost two decades of development and aims to rival the F-22 […]
Russia general says missile plan not shelved Russia’s top general said on Monday that plans to deploy missiles in an enclave next to Poland had not been shelved, despite a decision by the United States to rethink plans for missile defense in Europe.
Even Appeasers All Appeased Out I can never figure out why so many people are opposed to missile defense. Caving in more or less completely on the European shield is not a surprise, though.
Russian navy searches Atlantic for missing ship Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered that “all necessary measures” be taken to find the missing ship, and the Russian navy turned all of its vessels in the Atlantic — including three landing ships, a frigate and two nuclear-powered submarines — to search. Finnish police said they also were […]
Russian attack subs patrol off U.S. coast Two nuclear-powered Russian attack submarines have been patrolling in international waters off the East Coast for several days, in activity reminiscent of the Cold War, defense officials said Tuesday. U.S. Northern Command would not comment on the Russian submarines’ movement. But in a prepared statement, Northern Command spokesman […]
“We are planning to resolve all the issues in 2010-2011, and after that we will make a final decision. At this point it is necessary to determine all technical specifications of the ship and the means of achieving them. Simultaneously, we have to decide on the strategic uses of aircraft carriers in the future,” Vladimir […]
US scientist pleads guilty to China tech sales A scientist pleaded guilty Monday to selling U.S. rocket technology to China and bribing Chinese officials to secure a lucrative contract for his high-tech company. Bad. How could an American do such a thing? Must be the evils of capitalism and greed. Or maybe it’s a bit […]
In Tom Clancy’s Red Storm Rising, a key plotline was the taking of Iceland by the Soviets and the effort to re-open the GIUK Gap by NATO forces, including some US personnel that escaped the Soviet attack. Thanks to a “force reduction” in 2006, US forces pulled out and now the Russians might be moving […]