“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 […]
Category: Cold War 2
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 […]
Polish President Lech Kaczynski says Obama assured him the plans for US ballistic missile defense in Poland were on track. Obama refuses to say he’s committed to it. Is that a problem? Environmental Republican: So here we are with Obama telling a world leader one thing and the public another, very much like his statements […]
The Velikiy and several other Russian ships will next head to the Caribbean for joint exercises with Venezuela. This pic was taken by a MilitaryPhotos.net member. He’s got some more.
A number of folks have emailed, commented, or mentioned to me personally this: Russia to deploy missiles near NATO border President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia will deploy missiles in territory near NATO member Poland in response to U.S. missile defense plans. He did not say whether the short-range Iskander missiles would be fitted […]
This is the sort of thing Conservative bloggers might feel they needed to make up if Democrats didn’t really say it. It was Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaking at an event in a Boca Raton synagogue: “I think Iran and Israel are a hell of a lot more important than expanding NATO to Russia’s borders. […]