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  • Pakistan Warns India Kashmir on Brink of ‘Full-Fledged Crisis’
    2:56 AM

    Pakistan’s air force chief Marshal Sohail Aman has warned India against escalating the dispute over the Muslim-majority Himalayan region of Kashmir into a full-scale war amid soaring tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. Moreover, Pakistan’s United Nations Amb. Maleeha Lodhi has urged the international body to take action to ease tensions before the ongoing clashes

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  • 8:13 PM

    Tokyo (dpa) – Japan has lodged a protest with Russia over its recent deployment of missile systems on islands disputed between the two countries, the government in Tokyo said Friday. The formal protest was made through diplomatic channels on Thursday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference. During a House of Councillors plenary

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  • The Space Between Two Cold Wars
    9:00 PM

    Since the dawn of the Cold War, peace has been maintained by implementation of a strategic balance of power. Though the United States and Soviet Union were both fierce and formidable threats, neither power could decisively defeat the other in a direct, full-scale confrontation so long as both powers maintained equivalent arsenals. An Arms Race

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  • 9:40 PM

    Russia is planning to deploy more units from its air force along its western borders should U.S. allies in Europe opt to host missile-shield elements on their territory, the defense committee chairman of Russia’s Federal Council has said. The missile shield is set to be hosted by both Poland and Romania, who Russia has warned

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  • Tsunami warning issued following quake off Japan coast
    2:18 AM

    TOKYO (AP) — An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck Tuesday off the coast of Fukushima prefecture in Japan. A tsunami warning for waves of up to three meters (10 feet) was issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the quake struck around 6 a.m at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). It warned

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  • Lighthope’s Beacon
    11:14 PM

    Lighthope’s Beacon is a special category of articles.  Completely unrelated to The DEFCON Warning System or nuclear catastrophe or anything like that, it is a personal set of articles chosen by the site owner.  Covering religion and Jesus and maybe even a self-indulgent article on Battlestar Galactica (will they ever do the movie?), it is

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  • Argument How President Trump Might Radically Rethink U.S. Nuclear Policy
    7:47 PM

    During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump was all over the map when it came to nuclear weapons. He would never use them first, he might use them against the Islamic State, and other countries should get them, too. Hillary Clinton talked mainly about what the nation should not do with nuclear weapons, namely, don’t let

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  • Scientists Invent Concrete That Could Stop an EMP
    7:00 PM

    A new concrete formulation designed to keep winter surfaces ice-free also has the unexpected benefit of protecting electronics from electromagnetic attack. Developed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the concrete serves as a shield from pulses of electronic energy that threaten to disable everything from military equipment to TV sets. The effects of an

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  • 9:26 PM

    President Barack Obama acknowledged that his policy toward the crisis in Syria has not been effective. “I recognize that that has not worked,” said Obama, in response to a question regarding his Syria policy at a press conference Monday afternoon. “It is something that I continue to think about every day. And we continue to

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