The joint US-South Korean exercises scheduled for March will be largest military drills ever staged on the Korean Peninsula and are both a warning to Pyongyang and an effort to reassure the jittery public in the South.
WEB Notes: Just like Iran. We tried everything to make peace will be the story should the U.S. ever strike North Korea.
Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs killed nearly 130 people on Sunday, highlighting the threat posed by the extremists as the country’s warring factions fight for the northern city of Aleppo and world powers chase an elusive cease-fire.
The US Air Force launched a test-run of its Minuteman 3 missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles last night, lighting up the sky with enough rocket fuel to carry the missile to its destination, 4,200 miles away.In November last year, the US Navy fired a missile from a submarine off the coast of Southern California at night causing scores of residents to report it as a UFO.
WEB Notes: The most social platform is none of the above. Common sense has gone out the window. How can anyone classify strapping a screen to your head social?
A Swedish think-tank says global arms exports increased 14 percent during the five years to 2015, with the U.S. retaining top position after its sales grew 27 percent from the previous five-year period.
Rachel Lu, a philosopher from Cornell, with a fantastic piece on the war against nature and common sense.
For the likes of Paul Krugman, the Riksbank provides a cautionary tale for central banks wary of committing so-called “policy mistakes.”Back in 2010, the bank started to hike rates.