With public attention focused on other things, the United States has been deploying new and more sophisticated weaponry in space. Step by step the Earth’s orbit is becoming primed for war.
Addressing a session of the Defense Ministry board on April 21, 2017, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said that multipurpose frigates such as Admiral Gorshkov are to be the backbone of the Russian Navy and «raise its combat potential by 30 %»...
The overwhelming majority of the infections appeared in Russia. The ransomware hit about 1,000 computers at the Russian Interior Ministry, though the agency’s servers were not affected thanks to using the national Elbrus operating system instead of Windows.
On May 9, South Korea chose its new president. Moon Jae-in, 64, running on the Democratic Party’s ticket, was elected by a landslide to replace President Park Geun-hye impeached in October. The outcome marks the end of conservatives’ rule ceding the power to liberals.
...The May 2 meeting in Abu Dhabi opens up prospects for Russia’s military aid to Libya. The UN imposed an arms embargo on the in 2011. In August 2014, after violence had flared up, Security Council Resolution 2174 required that any supplies of arms to Libya must be approved in advance by the Sanctions Committee. If Libya has an internationally recognized government in place, the sanctions will be lifted to pave the way for all kinds of aid, including the so much needed military supplies. Moscow has stated it would be ready to supply the legitimate Libyan government with weapons as soon as the UN embargo is effective no more...
What seemed to be unbelievable has finally happened! A pipe dream has come true! For the first time in six years since the Syrian conflict sparked, light is seen at the end of the tunnel. In a major foreign policy breakthrough, Moscow has received major international support of its conflict management initiative. On May 4, Russia, Turkey, and Iran signed a memorandum calling for the establishment of safe zones in Syria during peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Donald Trump has said that under the «right circumstances» he would be «honored» to meet with Kim Jong Un - a «pretty smart cookie» as the President called the North Korea’s leader. «If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honored to do it», he told Bloomberg on May 1. Since coming to power in 2011, Kim Jong Un has neither left his country nor met a foreign leader...
...The new MLRS is the latest in the family of self-propelled Uragan multiple rocket launchers. The Uragan has a reputation for high reliability, simplicity and speed of operation and maintenance and a short salvo time. Developed by JSC NPO Splav, a branch of Rostec Corporation, the system is designed for striking troops, armor, artillery units, air defense systems, helicopters on heli-pads, destroying fortifications, communications and other infrastructure.
While the arms control regime is going through the hardest times ever, a superweapons arms race is on. This month, the US demonstrated its capability to deliver long-range precision strikes in Syria. It also used its most powerful non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast can obliterate everything within a 1,000-yard radius.
The president Trump’s flip flops and zig zags on foreign policy issues make believe the US has no coherent strategy. There is each and every reason to say so. Many world leaders and experts seem to be perplexed at least. But a deeper look into the events shows quite a different picture. It’s important to review the administration’s activities to get a clue to its foreign policy.