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A UK battle group will take part in a major military training exercise with other NATO forces to “reassure” allies in Eastern Europe during a period of heightened regional tensions, the Foreign Office has announced.
In the biggest commitment to the region since 2008, the UK’s full battle group will comprise of 1,350 personnel and more than 350 armored and other vehicles.
Speaking during a visit to Warsaw with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Exercise Black Eagle was one of a series of planned NATO maneuvers due to take place throughout the autumn in support of its allies in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states
originally posted by: METACOMET
A peek down the rabbit hole...
Considering the monthly variation in wind parameters, the likely bounding values of 50 percent and 80 percent fission fraction, and the likely bounding values of residential and multi-story sheltering, we find that the casualties resulting from MAO-NF (Major Attack Option - Nuclear Force) would be between 11 and 17 million people, including between 8 and 12 million fatalities
originally posted by: HiAliens
Another day, another World War III thread.
Look at past ATS threads over the last 10 years. There are tons of WWIII predictions, and they've all failed.
It looks like some sort of containment's in effect.
originally posted by: SecretFace
It’s the American government and central bankers, again!
Look at history, WW1, America behind it, WW2, America behind it. WW3 America will be behind it.
originally posted by: pl3bscheese
How is this even possible? What I mean is, two major powers with however many thousands of nukes, likely to pull in the rest of the world's powers... I mean that is WW3. How is that possible to play out and have anything worth salvaging left? Is it possible to have a meeting beforehand on agreed upon terms of warfare, as in no nukes, everything else game on?
Look what the US did when it wasn't even about to be defeated, rather just didn't want it dragging out too long. They DID drop the bombs in the last WW. How can we expect not for a losing power to throw out whatever they got?
The only way someone could want this is if they have an out, and that out does not exist on this planet. . .
One person close to Mr Putin said the Yukos ruling was insignificant in light of the bigger geopolitical stand-off over Ukraine. “There is a war coming in Europe,” he said. “Do you really think this matters?”
originally posted by: loam
The chatter for world war is higher than I've seen in a very long time.
originally posted by: DirtyD
Remember when Romney called Russia America's greatest geopolitical foe? Obama's response was, "The 1980's are calling and they want their foreign policy back because the Cold War's been over for 20 years".
How's that working out for you Obama?
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
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