Category: Wars & Rumors of Wars

Russia claims ‘electronic bomb’ can wipe out entire US Navy…

RUSSIA has claimed it can disable the entire US Navy in one fell swoop using powerful electronic signal jamming. A news report from the country – where the media is essentially controlled by the state – said the technology could render planes, ships and missiles useless. The newsreader says: “Today, our Russian Electronic Warfare (REW) troops can detect and neutralise any target from a ship’s system and a radar, to a satellite.” The news report claims a single Russian war plane flew several times around American destroyer the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea several years ago, disabling...

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North Korea may now possess between 10 and 25 nuclear weapons

Three weeks before becoming president, Donald Trump weighed in on the threat of North Korea developing a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the U.S.: “It won’t happen,” he vowed on Twitter. Now planners are contemplating what a U.S. strike to prevent that development might look like, and the options are grim. Analysts estimate North Korea may now possess between 10 and 25 nuclear weapons, with launch vehicles, air force jets, troops and artillery scattered across the country, hidden in caves and massed along the border with South Korea. That’s on top of what the U.S. estimates to be one...

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China tests missiles near North Korea, Warns it’s getting troops ‘Battle Ready’

CHINESE military leaders have revealed they are testing their latest missile-laden destroyer in waters close to North Korea. Footage released by state media shows navy crew launching weapons off the state-of-the-art Xining warship to help get sailors ‘battle ready’. The manoeuvres come as the communist country warned a “storm is about to break” on the Korean peninsula. Tensions have reaching boiling point after the US moved warships to the area and Pyongyang stepped up a threat to defend itself with nukes in the face of pressure from President Donald Trump. The Chinese ship’s missile systems are being tested in the Yellow Sea – which separates China from the Korean peninsular....

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US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests

The US military is considering shooting down North Korean missile tests as a show of strength to Pyongyang, two sources briefed on the planning have told the Guardian. Amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, the Pentagon is looking for ways short of war to pressure the country into denuclearization, particularly if Pyongyang goes forward with a sixth nuclear test. The defense secretary, James Mattis, has briefed Congress on the option, but the military has not yet decided to intercept a test missile. One US official said the prospective shoot-down strategy would be aimed...

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ISIS looking to form an alliance with Al-Qaeda

The leader of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is in talks with Al-Qaeda about a possible alliance, Iraq’s Vice President Ayad Allawi said, citing information from Iraqi and other regional sources. “The discussion has started now… There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing Baghdadi and representing Zawahiri,” Allawi told Reuters, adding that it is currently unclear how exactly the two groups may operate together. Abu Bakr Baghdadi is the current leader of IS, while Ayman Zawahiri is the head of Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda disaffiliated with the previous incarnation of IS, Islamic State of Iraq, in February 2014, saying the...

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