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Striking the Soviets - the role of the SR71 in the SIOP | Thin Pinstriped Line
six prepositioned aircraft and 18 tankers would disperse globally, and on receipt of the news that the SIOP was underway, would launch to enter Soviet airspace about 3-6 hours after the first strikes had occurred // rather you than me, although I guess in context hurtling along at Mach 3 and FL700 was probably the safest place to be
sr71  satellite  siop  coldwar  nukes  history  c4istar 
22 days ago by yorksranter
Belgique: À 80 kilomètres du Nord, la centrale nucléaire de Tihange 1 est «vétuste et dangereuse»
« Tihange 1 est l’une des plus anciennes centrales au monde. Elle a été conçue sur base de principes de sûreté en vigueur au début des années 70 », a pointé M. Mertins. « Les accidents survenus depuis lors à Three Mile Island, Tchernobyl et Fukushima ont démontré qu’une hausse significative des exigences en la matière était nécessaire », a-t-il poursuivi, déplorant à ce titre les nombreux manquements qu’il a constatés à la centrale belge.
nukes  europe  safety 
4 weeks ago by juliusbeezer
How have Moscow and Washington violated the agreement? What's so dangerous about intermediate-range missiles? Meduza answers the questions about the INF Treaty that you're too afraid to ask — Meduza
On October 20, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which prohibits Russia and the U.S. from developing or deploying missiles with short or intermediate ranges. After Trump’s declaration, National Security Adviser John Bolton flew to Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin, and in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant Bolton blamed Russia for the collapse of the arms control agreement, saying the Kremlin has violated the treaty constantly. Moscow, for its part, has also accused Washington of breaking the agreement. Meduza takes a look at why two countries with thousands of intercontinental missiles should want rockets with shorter ranges, who’s more to blame for the agreement’s disintegration, and what will happen, if the INF Treaty really is scrapped.
russian  nukes  americana  politics  diplomacy  military  strategy 
6 weeks ago by kmt
Trump’s Punk Rock Nuclear Policy – Foreign Policy
The problem with looking for a reason for Trump’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty is that Bolton, at a fundamental level, would object to needing a reason.
johnbolton  trump  inf  rockets  nukes  genet  bitchslappolitics 
7 weeks ago by yorksranter
U.S. would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary: NATO envoy
“At that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a (Russian) missile that could hit any of our countries,” she told a news conference.

“Counter measures (by the United States) would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty,” she added. “They are on notice.” // maybe don't put it that way?
cruisemissile  russia  diplomacy  nukes 
10 weeks ago by yorksranter
Blake Hounshell (powered by blockchain) on Twitter: "Buried nugget in the Woodward book:… "
Yarks. this puts "escalate to deescalate" right back on the table. also lol @ Mattis threatening to send Spicer's ass to Afghanistan
trump  russia  nukes  strategy  scary 
11 weeks ago by yorksranter

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