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com) (1) Because of the pronounced downturn in the world economy and the expected fight for resources (which I have predicted for quite some time), we are entering a dangerous phase in history. The dire situation is evidenced by sophisticated weapons being rapidly developed as a substitute/complement for nuclear bombs, i.e. actual firepower under the ultimate deterrent, which when used in the modern era would end in global disaster. A new war game, armament race and military maneuvering are in the making. (2) A news report entitled “US seeks ‘world supremacy’ through advanced weapons Security Chief” quoted that Nikolay Patrushev, the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, has commented that “a new generation of weapon systems – including anti-ballistic missiles – is changing the nuclear calculus.” The report continued: “Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin spoke on the threat of mobile, naval-based elements of the US missile defense system “suddenly appearing” on Russia’s coastline. Such an event would trigger “the harshest reaction from Russia," he warned. Rogozin said that Russia is now taking definite steps to counter US warships “equipped with the Aegis integrated naval weapons system.” Moscow has frequently warned of “another arms race” unless a bilateral agreement is reached on NATO’s plans for missile defense near the Russian border.” However, in a clear reference to US plans for a naval-based missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, Patrushev mentioned that a new generation of weapons is being
developed, and that “the United States has proven successful in this field of research.” ” Source: http://rt.com/politics/patrushev-nuclear-weapon-security-267/ (3) As to‘breakthrough’ military weapons, another post has it like this. “From lasers to attack drones, military warfare has entered a whole other realm of technological sophistication. Weapons are getting stealthier, have the potential to destroy targets located hundreds of miles away with incredible precision and with less risk to soldiers. It’s a different kind of arms race that is as much about integrated ’smart technologies’ like GPS and real time streaming video as missiles and fighter jets. Here are some game-changing weapons that are being heralded as the future of defense.” http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/top-7-8216breakthrough-military-wea pons/9622 (4) A reference on anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system is as follows. Naval-based one, which Patrushev and Rogozin referred to, appears to be among the most dangerous because of its mobility, and may provoke another round of armament race. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-ballistic_missile