Why Hypersonic Missiles Are Real Game Changers – by Gordog

2 August 2021 — Origin: Moon of Alabama

A Technical Look at the Science Behind the Headlines

by Gordog

The Americans are now crying ‘uncle’ about Russia’s hypersonic weapons. After the most recent flight test of the scramjet-powered Zircon cruise missile, the Washington Post on July 11 carried a Nato statement of complaint:

“Russia’s new hypersonic missiles are highly destabilizing and pose significant risks to security and stability across the Euro-Atlantic area,” the statement said.

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Technology and the future of UK Foreign Policy – Our submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry

23 June 2021 — Drone Wars

Peter Burt

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In a timely and welcome move, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee has recently launched an investigation into ‘Tech and the future of UK foreign policy‘.  Recognising that new and emerging technologies are fundamentally altering the nature of international relations and the rapidly growing influence of private technology companies, the Committee’s inquiry intends to focus on how the government, and particularly the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) should respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by new technologies.

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Germany marks Barbarossa anniversary by deploying warplanes to Russia’s borders, singing birthday song for Hitler

19 June 2021 — Anti-Bellum

Rick Rozoff

Only three days before the 80th anniversary of the German-led Operation Barbarossa invasion of Soviet Russia on June 22, 1941, NATO reports that fifteen German warplanes flew near Russia’s northwest border for four days this month, the 14th-17th.

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NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens the Peace

17  June 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

By John Quigley

Rethinking NATO Article 5: Challenges to Collective Security in the Cyber EraNATO headquarters in Brussels. [Source: americansecurityproject.org]

Space Attacks and Cyber Attacks Could Now Trigger Military Intervention Under Article 5 of the NATO Treaty

The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.

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MoD report urges embrace of human augmentation to fully exploit drones and AI for warfighting

9 June 2021 — Drone Warfare

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The MoD’s internal think-tank, the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) along with the German Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning (BODP) has published a disturbing new report urging greater investigation of – and investment in – human augmentation for military purposes. The following is a brief summary of the 100+ page document with short comment at the end.

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UFO Reports Are Fertilizer For Military Budgets

5 June 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Since December 2019 the United States has a Space Force as one of eight branches of U.S. Armed Forces. Each of those branches has lots of higher ranking officer positions. All people who are put into those want a lucrative board seat at some weapon manufacturer when they retire. They will only get one if they manage to create enough revenue for those manufacturers while they are still in uniform.

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NATO Ready to Fight in Seven-Year Black Sea Conflict

16 May 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Rick Rozoff

The Romanian press, in reporting on the ongoing U.S. Army-led 30,000-troop, 27-nation war games codenamed DEFENDER-Europe 21, cited an American commander in the country characterizing them as “mutual intra-NATO defense.” A suggestion: NATO should publish a Militarese-English dictionary for the uninitiated.

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Ban Killer Drones: International Grassroots Movement to Ban Weaponized Drones Launched (Part 1)

10 May, 2021 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jack Gilroy

79-year-old Hancock drone protester sentenced to 90 days in jail - syracuse .comProtests outside Hancock Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York, in 2014. [Source: Syracuse.com]

An international grassroots movement to ban weaponized drones and military and police surveillance, entitled Ban Killer Drones, has been launched. Go to www.bankillerdrones.org to see the teamwork results of this excellent resource on the United States’s not-so-secret assassinations around the world.

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