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“Opening Pandora’s box”: Russian weapons chief blasts Trump’s Space Force plans

The Russian deputy PM in charge of the defense industry, Dmitry Rogozin, has warned US President Donald Trump against taking the arms race into space, hinting at unpredictable negative consequences of such a plan. “If this statement means placing weapons in space, the USA is opening Pandora’s box,” Rogozin wrote on Facebook after reposting a news report about Trump’s announcement ...

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Army General admits US does not track weapons used to bomb Yemeni civilians

US Army General Joseph Votel admitted that the US does not monitor how the weapons it supplies to Saudi Arabia are used in Yemen. Over 10,000 Yemeni civilians have died in the conflict since 2015. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) asked Votel, head of the US Central Command, whether Centcom ...

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Russia’s next-gen hypersonic & nuclear weapons ‘not a bluff, but new reality’ – Defense Ministry

Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister has hinted at an early start to the mass production of the boost-glide Avangard hypersonic systems and has shared new details about Russia’s other recently-unveiled, seemingly futuristic weapons. “This is not a bluff, but a reality,” Yury Borisov told Russian Ministry of Defense news outlet, Krasnaya Zvezda. Read more During his March 1 address to the ...

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CIA & Pentagon believe Russia’s next-gen weapons ‘years away’ from reality

The Pentagon and the CIA see “no change” in Russia’s strategic military capability following new strategic weapons systems presentation, saying they believe that President Putin “says lots of things that are without foundation.” The five new Russian systems unveiled by Vladimir Putin “are still years away” from threatening the US, Defense Secretary James Mattis noted Sunday, stressing that Russian military ...

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N. Korea says it has no need for nuclear weapons if it has security guarantee

North Korea said it has no reason to possess nuclear weapons if it has a security guarantee, Seoul has confirmed, according to AP and Yonhap news agencies. North Korea also agreed to freeze its nuclear-missile activities if it holds talks with the US. Pyongyang and Seoul agreed to bilateral negotiations scheduled for next month, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s top ...

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Pentagon wants to know real cost of the F-35, its most-expensive weapons system ever

The top official overseeing the F-35 program has asked for the true price tag of the world’s most expensive weapon in a push to make the fighter jet cheaper. Read more “To better inform our target glide path, I want to know what it truly costs to produce the aircraft. The number of quality escapes and what we call production ...

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Major US sporting retailer ends sale of assault-style weapons at outlets

One of largest sports retailers in the US will halt the sale of assault-style weapons at all its outlets, according the firm’s chief executive. Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack says he expects a backlash. The move, along with a string of other measures governing weapons sales, was announced during an appearance on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’ Stack said he ...

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Assad, Kim & chemical weapons: NYT ties in all the ‘villains’ in story on leaked UN report

What could be better to beat the drum for regime change than tying North Korean missiles to Syria and chemical weapons? Apparently, the New York Times did just that when it wrote about a leaked UN report. The article, run by the respectable US newspaper on Tuesday, is based on a 200-page report by a group of eight experts who ...

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Boris Johnson could back western strikes on Assad over chemical weapons claims

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has hinted he could back strikes against the government of Syria’s Bashar Assad over alleged chemical attacks, saying that he hopes the West would not “stand idly by” if the claims were proved. Johnson was responding to an urgent question in Parliament on the situation in Syria and the ongoing offensive in Eastern Ghouta. The ...

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Weapons chief predicts anti-Russian sanctions will remain ‘forever’

The Russian deputy prime minister in charge of the defense industry, Dmitry Rogozin, has said that despite Western sanctions state arms orders are being fulfilled and Russian arms exports are growing. In a major interview with business-oriented daily Kommersant, Rogozin said that President Vladimir Putin had signed a new state program for weapons with emphasis on high-precision arms. He noted ...

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