Category: Wars & Rumors of Wars

Will Japan Launch Preemptive Strike on North Korea?

JAPANESE lawmakers are calling for new laws to allow Tokyo to launch pre-emptive strikes against an increasingly aggressive Kim Jong-un. The maniacal tyrant has angered the entire region with recent missile tests as he seeks to develop his nuclear warheads. Hiroshi Imazu, the head of Japan’s ruling party, told The Washington Post: “Japan can’t just wait until its destroyed. “It’s legally possible for Japan to strike an enemy base that’s launching a missile at us, but we don’t have the equipment or capability.” Discussions surrounding the law change were supported by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and defence minister Gen...

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Russia and Iran’s Cooperation Hints at a New Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will meet from March 27 to 29. According to the Tehran Times, both sides are “preparing more than 10 documents for signing” on various economic and political issues. The meeting, set in Moscow, highlights the debate surrounding the real nature of post-Cold War relations between Moscow and Tehran. According to Western – particularly neoconservative – strategists, there is a way to stop Russian-Iranian military cooperation in Syria. Along with the Israeli right wing, they believe that while Iran and Russia form a united front against overthrowing Bashar al-Assad, they...

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Trump Has a Strategy for Destroying the Islamic State – and It’s Working

Defeating the Islamic State was candidate Trump’s top national-security priority, one of the few policy issues on which he was consistent. While his claim to have a secret plan — and that keeping it secret was good strategy — was risible to national security experts, his policy goals were and are consistent. American effort should focus on fighting the Islamic State. Regime change to push Bashar al-Assad out of power was not only a lesser objective, but counterproductive to a stable end-state for Syria that prevents terrorism and too costly given Russia and Iran’s support for the regime. Stability is...

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Russia Testing Nuclear Weapons System known as Satan, Capable of Wiping out Texas or France

Russia has for months been testing a giant nuclear weapons delivery system that can carry 10 heavyweight warheads—enough power to wipe out Texas or France. But the RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile known in Russia as “Satan 2” has been delayed yet again, suggesting Moscow is having a harder time than expected updating its nuclear arsenal. (Declassified footage of US atmospheric nuclear tests has been made available to the public for the first time.) Russia began testing the Sarmat last year and had been expected to enter it into service in 2018. It was slated to be Russia’s first new intercontinental ballistic missile...

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N. Korea appears all set for nuke test: officials

SEOUL, March 24 (Yonhap) — North Korea seems to have finished preparing for another nuclear test, waiting for leader Kim Jong-un’s final decision, South Korean defense officials warned Friday. “It’s assessed that North Korea is capable of conducting a nuclear test within hours after Kim Jong-un’s order,” an official said on the condition of anonymity. “We are keeping close tabs on its nuclear-related facilities with combined assets with the U.S.” The warning came in response to foreign news reports that a nuclear provocation, which would be North Korea’s sixth, appears imminent. Quoting U.S. officials with the “most recent intelligence”...

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