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Russian President Vladimir Putin touts “invincible” nuclear arsenal

Russia has tested an array of new strategic nuclear weapons that can’t be intercepted, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday.

Media Review: Global Arms Trade

Published originally on  Apr. 16, 2016, even in today’s times of economic crises, the global defense industry has been growing at a stable pace. Richard Seymour reportedly reviews how the global arms trade is presented in the media

Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats in 2018

Did you believe that the worst is behind us when it comes to cyber attacks? Here’s what’s predicted for 2018.


On October 4, 1957, the Space Age dawned with the red hue of the Communist flag when the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite. Sputnik I stunned the world and spurred a surge in science education and innovation that changed our world forever. But was Sputnik I really a shock to America's leaders, and how close was the U.S. to getting into space first? NOVA draws on previously classified documents to tell the real story behind the opening chapter in the space race. Read more [...]

“We already are in a Cyber War” with Russia!

While accusations of Russian hacking have dominated the news ever since the election, we have been involved in a strategic game of cyber warfare with the country for quite a while, according to David Kennedy, a former cyber security expert with the U. S. Marine Corps.

The Secret Cyberwar is Here: Director Alex Gibney on ‘Zero Days’ Documentary, Stuxnet & Cyberweapons

“The potential for enourmous destruction and loss of life is palpable when it comes to cyberweapons,” says Alex Gibney, director of the film Zero Days, which delves into the creation, deployment, and implications of the Stuxnet virus.

JTIC 2017 Global Attack Index

An overview of key trends in global terrorism, insurgency, and political violence in 2017. Published by Jane’s by IHS Market.

Eisenhower Warns Us Of the Military Industrial Complex.

Dwight D. Eisenhower exit speech on Jan. 17, 1961, warning America of the Military Industrial Complex.

Breaking down Russia and U.S. Nuclear Capabilities

Remembering Space Shuttle Columbia

In January 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia launched with a crew of seven on a two-week mission. On the return flight, damaged heat shields allowed gas to penetrate the wing, and the spacecraft was destroyed.