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Turkey plans to operate 3rd nuclear power plant

 Turkey plans to operate 3rd nuclear power plant

ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News

Turkey aims to build a third nuclear plant using mostly national resources. Energy Minister Taner Yıldız says the plans depend on the performance of the country's first two nuclear plants

Turkey has announced plans to operate its third nuclear plant, most of the parts of which are planned to be built by national sources, but it acknowledges that it must be patient and cautious in kicking off the plans.

Game of Drones: What Happens When Everyone Has Killer Robots?

By Alexandra Sander

At the end of June, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released a report counting U.S. counterterrorism drone strikes outside areas of active hostilities and resulting combatant and non-combatant deaths. The public release of these figures is part of a greater Obama administration endeavor to increase transparency surrounding drone strikes and further efforts to protect civilians.

How Russia's Edge in Electronic Warfare Could 'Ground' the U.S. Air Force

 

Dave Majumdar
Russian electronic-warfare powerhouse KRET—Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies—has started testing a powerful new ground-based jamming system that could cut the crucial data-links that enable the United States military to conduct operations around the world. The system is designed to be used in conjunction with advanced Russian-built air defense systems like the S-300V4 and S-400 to disrupt air operations.

WARGAMING IN THE CLASSROOM: AN ODYSSEY

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JAMES LACEY
Several years ago, as a new professor at the Marine Corps War College, I spent a huge amount of time putting together the best presentation on Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War ever presented at any war college at any time. After accounting for the 125-page a night reading limit, I had selected the perfect set of readings.

Soft War = Smart War? Think Again

A white gun painted on a wall in Northern Ireland

 Anna Simons for Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Does the kinder, gentler form of warfare that the West has been pursuing over the last twenty-five years actually work? Maybe, says Anna Simons, but those who would reorient their militaries towards a predominantly “soft war” footing are making two big mistakes – they’re misreading 21st century realities and human nature. 

Terrorism Theater and Social Media

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