War And Power

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Trump Blocks Fighter Jet Transfer Amid Deepening U.S.-Turkey Rift

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a defense policy bill that will hold up the transfer to Turkey of 100 F-35 fighter jets, deepening a …

Military Aircraft

Hiroshima bomber tasted lead after nuclear blast, rediscovered Enola Gay recordings reveal

Taped recordings and transcripts of interviews with the pilot and crew of the Enola Gay have been donated to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, 40 years after they were apparently lost and 73 years after the aircraft dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on the city.<p>The 27 tapes cover 30 …

Hiroshima

Osama bin Laden's mother breaks her long silence

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, Osama bin Laden's mother, Alia Ghanem, has given an interview. Conducted in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by Martin Chulov of The Guardian, the interview is noteworthy because bin Laden, the architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and his mother were exceptionally close.<p>What …

Osama Bin Laden

Russia allows entry of thousands of North Korean workers

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, …

North Korea

Israel Might Have as Many as 300 Nuclear Weapons. And Some Are in the 'Ocean.'

Thanks to Germany.Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. Unofficially, Tel Aviv wants everyone to know it has them, and …

Middle East

Trump Slowly Realizing It’s North Korea’s Reality Show, Not His

A new report indicates that President Trump may yet realize that his face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un didn’t amount to anything, and that’s …

North Korea

North Korea: satellite images show dismantling of missile test facilities

North Korea has taken the first steps towards honouring its commitment to nuclear disarmament by starting to dismantle its main missile-engine test site, according to an analysis of satellite images.<p>The findings have not yet received official backing from the US or South Korean governments, even …

North Korea

Russia just showed off a potentially world-ending nuclear 'doomsday' torpedo that the US can't stop

Just days after Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President Donald Trump, Russia's Ministry of Defense has released a video of one of its most inhumane and fearsome nuclear weapons ever created — and it's purpose-built to avoid US defenses.<p>The weapon, a high-speed nuclear-powered torpedo, …

Military

CIA official: China wants to replace US as world superpower

<b>Aspen, Colorado (CNN) —</b> The goal of China's influence operations around the world is to replace the United States as the world's leading superpower, the CIA's Michael Collins said Friday.<p>Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum during a session on the rise of China, Collins, the deputy assistant …

China

Russia releases video of new nuclear weapons

The Russian Defense Ministry has released video of its new nuclear weapons days after the controversial Trump-Putin summit. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

North Korea

Turkey's plan to buy Russian defense system a risk for NATO: U.S. general

RAF FAIRFORD, England (Reuters) - Turkey's plans to buy the Russian S-400 missile defense system would give a weapon used by "known foes" of NATO deep insight into the radar-evading F-35 fighter jets arriving in growing numbers in Europe, the top U.S. Air Force general in Europe said.<p>General Tod …

Plutonium Was Stolen From an SUV in a Texas Marriott Parking Lot Last Year. No One Knows Where It Is

Thieves stole an unknown amount of plutonium and radioactive monitoring equipment from the backseat of an SUV parked overnight at a Marriott hotel in …

San Antonio

The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

A new generation of GPS satellites is set to launch into orbit later this year. As with other national security missions, a roughly 200-foot-tall rocket will blast the massive satellite to space, fulfilling a contract worth more than $80 million.<p>But as nations develop technology to disable or shoot …

Aviation

UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet to replace Typhoon

The defence secretary has unveiled plans for a new RAF fighter jet, the Tempest, which will eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon.<p>Speaking at the Farnborough airshow, Gavin Williamson unveiled a concept version of the sixth-generation fighter jet the Ministry of Defence (MoD) expects to emerge …

Aviation

China's new destroyers: 'Power, prestige and majesty'

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> China's navy is getting bigger and better and doing it at a speed unmatched by any nation around the globe.<p>Earlier this month, the People's Liberation Army Navy launched two 13,000-ton Type 055 guided-missile destroyers -- Asia's largest, most sophisticated and most lethal combat …

Military

Nuclear weapons are as confusing as they are deadly — here are 16 terms you keep hearing and what they actually mean

Nuclear weapons are humankind's most fearsome creations.<p>In a matter of minutes, one nuclear-armed nation can level dozens of cities, spread radioactive fallout for hundreds or thousands of miles, and wreck Earth's climate.<p>Most people are familiar with the basics: Slap together enough uranium or …

North Korea

Russia's Bombers: Now Locked and Loaded with Supersonic Missiles

Russia is planning to upgrade its fleet of Tupolev Tu-22M3 Backfire [3] intermediate range bombers

New Stealth Tanker Model Is Touted By Air Force Research Lab At Aviation Conference

There is no doubt that the USAF is getting more concerned over the vulnerability of their tanker fleet during a peer-state conflict.<p>Guy Norris<p>Tyler …

Exclusive: Japan to buy advanced U.S. radar for missile defense system

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will next week pick a U.S.-made advanced radar for its multibillion-dollar missile defense system, an upgrade that could help ease trade friction with Washington and provide cutting-edge protection against the arsenals of North Korea and China, sources said.<p>"Aegis will be a …

Britain's BAE Systems wins contract to build Australian warships

The British defence company BAE Systems has won the $35bn (£20bn) contract to build Australia’s fleet of new navy frigates.<p>The Australian government has announced that the company’s Type 26 Global Combat ship will be the design for the naval program. The nine new ships will be built in Adelaide and …

Iraqi PM orders immediate execution of 'all convicted terrorists'

At least 300 people, including around 100 foreign women, are on death row in Iraq and hundreds bagged life imprisonment.<p>Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday ordered the immediate execution of all convicted "terrorists" of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as …

North Korea making 'rapid' upgrades to nuclear reactor despite summit pledges

Monitoring group says work shows why a denuclearisation deal rather than a ‘statement of lofty goals’ is needed<p>North Korea has continued to upgrade its only known nuclear reactor used to fuel its weapons program, satellite imagery has shown, despite ongoing negotiations with the US and a pledge to …

North Korea

You're on your own, US tells Syrian rebels, as Assad goes on offensive

Russian jets make first foray into south-west as government ramps up campaign to regain strategic area<p>The US has warned Syrian rebels in the south-west of the country they should not expect military support to help them resist a major government offensive.<p>The message from Washington comes as …

Middle East

The Air Force Wants Its B-52s To Carry Mysterious 20,000lb Weapons Under Their Wings

The service says the bombers need new underwing pylons for particularly heavy bombs or missiles, but hasn't identified any specific types.<p>USAF<p>The …

Trump flips on North Korea, declaring country still an 'extraordinary threat'

Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States, just days after saying that the country’s nuclear program no longer constituted a danger.<p>In an executive order on Friday, the president extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” …

North Korea

North Korea 'returns war dead', but no movement yet on nuclear weapons

North Korea has yet to take any steps towards dismantling its nuclear weapons, James Mattis, the US defence secretary, confirmed on Wednesday.<p>Mr Mattis was speaking to reporters at the Pentagon amid ongoing questions about what North Korea has committed to giving up after a vaguely worded statement …

The takeaway from Kim’s China visit: Trump wants North Korea nukes, Xi is focused on its economy

BEIJING — Buried in the platitudinous Chinese coverage of Kim Jong Un’s third trip to China, between references to “safeguarding world and regional peace” and “a lasting peace,” were some revealing little nuggets about the gap between Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping over North Korea.<p>Since the …

How the US Air Force kept a command post in the sky 24 hours a day for 29 years in case of a nuclear emergency

We've all seen the movie where a well-funded group of terrorists makes a threat against the US government then all hell breaks loose until one man or woman steps up and saves the day by defeating the bad guys. These films often make our defensive capabilities appear powerless versus these fictional …