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How Iran Is Ducking Sanctions To Become A Nuclear Player

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Even with the US and Israel leading coordinated cyberattacks and targeted killings, Iran is on its way to bypass international sanctions, resume its exports of crude oil andcontinueresearch and development of nuclear technology. In fact, according to M16 chief Sir John Sawers, Iranians are about two years away from their goal of having nuclear weapons, and Sawers is waring that Israel and the US may have to consider launching a military attack. 

Iran has been preparing for that eventuality, stepping up its missile program and showcasing its new military tech at its most recent war games. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard led the games in the country’s central desert, launching a number of new and effective missiles. Showcased at the games were ground-to-ground missiles, ballistic missiles and a new launching system capable of firing multiple missiles within seconds. Iranian media sources reported that these new and improved technologies would make it difficult for the US and Israel to shoot down incoming missiles in the event of a war…Read More

 

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Russia Is Flexing Its Military Might In A Big Way – But For Whom?

 

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There was another show of might today, when two Russian Navy ships entered the eastern Mediterranean as an advance unit of an 11-warship flotilla. This, according to James Brooke of VOA, is to be “the largest display of Russian naval power in the Mediterranean since the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

“Russia has a crystal clear position,” said Yevgeny Michenko, the director of the International Institute for Policies Expertise in Moscow. “It means that Russia does not want to support changes of the Syrian president, and Russia doesn’t support any kind of military operation like it was in Libya.”…Read More.

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Are Cyberweapons Inciting The Next Cold War?

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As more and more information comes about the U.S. military’s use of cyberweapons in international conflicts, the questions over the strategy and morality of the weapons grow: are we starting another Cold War, complete with an arms race and the anxiety of a nuclear deterrent? Or, even more frightening, are we engaging in a method of warfare without precendent? And if so, do we even know what we’re doing?…Read More

 

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How Effective Is Obama’s Counterterrorist Policy If It Creates More Terrorists?

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Kill List, drones, cyber warfare, unmanned naval vehicles. In the coming months, you’ll be hearing plenty about these new means of war and destruction that have come to define the Obama Doctrine. Here’s a glossary to help you through:

In Obama’s first bid for the presidency, he vowed to reverse many of the defining Bush-era foreign policies: clandestine CIA bases and prisons, coercive interrogation techniques, torture, indefinite detention without trial or accusation, drone strikes and civilian deaths. But for the most part, Obama’s foreign policy has been a continuation of what we now call the Bush Doctrine….Read More

 

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Iran Sentences American Citizen To Death, Admits To Enriching Uranium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amir Hekmati, an Arizona-born man, has been sentenced to death by Iranian authorities for espionage. Read more…

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