Alert Board

  • 10:25 PM

    Russians consider US elections important; see Trump victory as chance to mend relations Over half of Russians think that the outcome of the upcoming US presidential election is important for their country, and many expect US-Russian relations to worsen further if Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton is victorious in November. According to the latest survey

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  • 10:24 PM

    By Thomas Lonely Wolf Most people know by now that the United States planned to launch a cyberattack on Russia over the recent weekend. The problem is, most people knew about that attack before it was supposed to happen…including Russia herself. How did everyone know about it? It was leaked to the media and the

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  • 10:24 PM

    by Robert S. Hopkins, III To paraphrase Nobel-laureate and Manhattan Project physicist Joseph Rotblat, the Cold War is over, but Cold War thinking is not. No better example illustrates this anachronistic thinking than the belief that the President of the United States has but 15 minutes to decide to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike, a

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  • 10:22 PM

    by Thomas Lonely Wolf When it comes to East and West — especially Russia and the United States — we may live on the same planet, but the differences between the two can make it seem as if we are from two completely different worlds millions of miles apart. And it is these differences that

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  • 10:21 PM

    by Nicole Gaouette and Elise Labott It’s not a new Cold War. It’s not even a deep chill. It’s an outright conflict. US-Russia relations have deteriorated sharply amid a barrage of accusations and disagreements, raising the stakes on issues ranging from the countries’ competing military operations in Syria, disputes over Eastern European independence and escalating

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  • 10:20 PM

    by Vladimir Soldatkin and Tom Perry Russian state television is back on a war footing. This time, the ramped-up rhetoric follows the collapse of cease-fire efforts in Syria. As the U.S. and Russia accused each other of sinking diplomacy, Moscow increased its military presence in the Mediterranean and Baltic regions, and suspended a nuclear non-proliferation

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  • DEFCON Warning System – Update 10/20/16
    10:13 PM

    This is the DEFCON Warning System. Alert status for 8 P.M., Thursday, October 20th, 2016. Condition code is Blue. DEFCON 4. There are currently no imminent nuclear threats against the United States at this time, however there are events occurring in the world theatre which require closer monitoring. The United States suffered major embarrassment and

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