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April 18, 2016 | Other News

The Obama Doctrine: The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.

The Atlantic: Friday, august 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered into the Middle Eastern abyss and stepped back from the consuming void—began with a thundering speech given on Obama’s behalf by his… read more

April 18, 2016 | Other News

Iran unveils S-300 missile defence system at Army Day parade

The Telegraph: Iran used its annual Army Day parade on Sunday to showcase parts of a long-awaited air defence system ordered from Russia, a move likely to irk critics of the arms deal. The S-300 system has been on order since 2007 but Russia postponed the sale three years later after the UN Security Council passed… read more

April 11, 2016 | Other News

Russian army to get sixth S-400 missile system by year end – Defense Ministry

TASS: Russia’s Aerospace Forces will receive by the end of this year the sixth set of the S-400 Triumph air defense missile system, says a release by the Russian Defense Ministry press service received by TASS on Sunday. “Within the framework of the rearmament with new samples of weapons and military equipment in 2016, one… read more

April 11, 2016 | Other News

India Successfully Tests Intermediate-Range Nuclear-Capable Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

The Diplomat: India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has once again test-fired the K-4 nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM)–this time from aboard the Indian Navy’s indigenously built nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant, the first submarine in its class. According to press reports citing DRDO officials, the test was “highly successful” and involved a fully… read more

April 8, 2016 | Other News

Kerry meets with Gulf counterparts in Bahrain

The National: Abu Dhabi // Key regional conflicts topped the agenda as US secretary of state John Kerry arrived in Bahrain on Thursday to meet his Gulf counterparts ahead of a summit between GCC leaders and Barack Obama later this month. Mr Kerry, who is the first cabinet-level US official to visit Bahrain since the… read more

March 30, 2016 | Other News

US Allies Seek to Manage China on North Korean Sanctions

Voice of America: When the leaders from the United States, Japan and South Korea meet in Washington on Thursday to address the growing nuclear threat in North Korea, much of the discussion will be about China. U.S. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye will hold a trilateral… read more

March 30, 2016 | Other News

Those ‘free rider’ allies are finally paying up

Bloomberg: Defense alliances are complicated things, but in the U.S. we have bipartisan clarity on one thing: Our allies are letting us down. “If Saudi Arabia was without the cloak of American protection,” Republican front-runner Donald Trump said this weekend, “I don’t think it would be around.” He has also shamed America’s top defense partners… read more

March 29, 2016 | Other News

Russia ready to supply advanced air defense missiles to India – official

Russia Today: Moscow is awaiting a reply from New Delhi on the supply of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to India, according to Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC). “The Federal Service has prepared a draft intergovernmental agreement on the supply of the S-400 systems to India and passed it to our partners, so… read more

March 28, 2016 | Other News

How historic? Golden Shadows, Nike missile site reviewed

Westport News: WESTPORT — Two vestiges of 1950s-era Westport — the Golden Shadows mansion on the Baron’s South property and former Nike missile radar site — are one step closer to winning official designation as historic landmarks. The Historic District Commission unanimously accepted draft study reports on the properties’ historical credentials at Thursday’s meeting. The… read more

March 25, 2016 | Other News

Russia says to deploy new weapons on disputed Kurile islands

Reuters: Russia will this year deploy some of its newest missile defense systems and drones on the Kurile islands where Moscow and Tokyo have rival territorial claims, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Friday. The dispute over the islands, known as the Kuriles in Russia and the Northern Territories in Japan, has strained relations between… read more

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