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|Mueller probe into possible collusion with Russia nets first charges: report|
Robert Muellers investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia have reportedly netted its first charges.
|Trumps set to launch two real estate projects in India, despite conflict-of-interest concerns|
Donald Trump Jr. is making plans for a high-profile sales and marketing trip to the region.
|U.S. Congress Receives List Of Russians Targeted By New Sanctions|
The U.S. State Department has provided Congress with a list of Russian companies and intelligence agencies that are likely to be hit with sanctions under a new U.S. law punishing Russia for allegedly meddling in last year’s presidential election.
|Israel Is a Military Superpower for One Simple Reason: ‘Underwater’ Nuclear Weapons|
Security, Middle East
Israels sea-based nuclear deterrent is here to stay.
Israels submarine corps is a tiny force with a big open secret: in all likelihood, it is armed with nuclear weapons. The five Dolphin-class submarines represent an ace in the hole for Israel, the ultimate guarantor of the countrys security, ensuring that if attacked with nukes, the tiny nation can strike back in kind.
Israels first nuclear weapons were completed by the early 1970s, and deployed among both free-fall aircraft bombs and Jericho ballistic missiles. The 1991 Persian Gulf War, which saw Iraqi Scuds and Al Hussein ballistic missiles raining down on Israeli cities, led Tel Aviv to conclude that the country needed a true nuclear triad of air-, land- and sea-based nukes to give the countrys nuclear deterrent maximum flexibilityand survivability.
The most survivable arm of the nuclear triad is typically the sea-based one, consisting of nuclear-armed submarines. Submarines can disappear for weeks or even months, taking up a highly classified patrol route while waiting for orders to launch their missiles. This so-called second-strike capability is built on the principle of nuclear deterrence and ensures potential enemies will think twice before attacking, knowing Israels submarines will be available to carry out revenge attacks.
The first three submarines were authorized before the Gulf War, in 1988, though it is not clear they were built with nuclear weapons in mind. After years of delays construction began in Germany instead of the United States as originally planned, with German combat systems instead of American ones. Most importantly, the project went ahead with German financing; Berlin reportedly felt obliged to finance two of the submarines, and split the third as lax German nonproliferation enforcement had partly enabled Iraqs nuclear and chemical weapons program.
The first three submarines, Dolphin, Leviathan and Tekuma, were laid down in the early 1990s, but only entered service between 1999 and 2000. The submarines are 187 feet long, displace 1,720 tons submerged and have an operating depth of 1,148 feet. Sensors include the STN Atlas Elektronik CSU-90-1 sonar suite with the DBSQS-21D active and AN 5039A1 passive sonar systems. The Dolphin class also has PRS-3-15 passive ranging sonar and FAS-3-1 passive flank arrays.
|trump investigations indictments 2017 – Google Search|
CNN–12 hours ago
Mueller was appointed in May to lead the investigation into Russian meddling … CNN reported that investigators are scrutinizing Trump and his …
Mueller has reportedly filed the first charges in the Russia investigation
Business Insider–11 hours ago
What’s being said about Robert Mueller’s indictments in the Trump …
Quartz–8 hours ago
Robert Mueller’s First Charges
In-Depth–The Atlantic–9 hours ago
Mueller Has Reportedly Issued His First Charges. Who Might Be …
Blog–Slate Magazine (blog)–9 hours ago
Republicans spoil for a fight over Russia probe budget
In-Depth–Politico–Oct 26, 2017
Politico–1 hour ago
During the week, when the news still appeared to be on Trump’s side, … of Mueller Russia investigationbefore news of the indictment hit.
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<a href=”http://WND.com” rel=”nofollow”>WND.com</a>–Oct 25, 2017