Well conflict in Europe in the 80's was a possibility but I never thought
it would be revived again in 2013. I hope nobodies planning a 'Abel Archer'.
Hopefully the protests in the Ukraine have nothing to do with increasing
the security around the Kalinigrad Oblast...
MOSCOW: Washington has joined Russia's neighbours in voicing alarm after Moscow revealed it had moved nuclear-capable Iskander missiles closer to EU borders in response to the US-led deployment of a disputed air defence shield.
The advanced version of the Russian missile has a range of 500 kilometres (310 miles) and could potentially be used to take out ground-based radar and interceptors of the new NATO shield.
Moscow's announcement on Monday prompted concern from the United States as well as neighbouring Poland and three Baltic states -- Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
"We've urged Russia to take no steps to destabilise the region," State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said in response, adding the US had also passed on to Moscow its neighbours' concerns.
According to a declassified National Security Agency history, American Cryptology During the Cold War, the “period 1982-1984 marked the most dangerous Soviet-American confrontation since the Cuban Missile Crisis.” The secret history recounts that “Cold War hysteria reached its peak” in the autumn of 1983 with a NATO nuclear-release exercise named Able Archer 83, which — according to a CIA Special National Intelligence Estimate – caused “Soviet air units in Germany and Poland [to assume] high alert status with readying of nuclear strike forces.”
According to NATO’s script for how the Cold War could turn hot, the conflict between superpowers began with the backdrop of a “change of leadership” within the Soviet Union in February of 1983, “growing unrest in Eastern Europe,” and, eventually, a Warsaw Pact (termed “Orange Pact” in the exercise) invasion of Yugoslavia, after it requested economic and military assistance from the West.
Now in 2013 replace the former republics of Yugolavia with the Ukraine and see where this scenario could possibly lead...
money does not buy science... money buys technology- Edward Teller.
Mathermatics vs Chemical Engineering, Maths is still useful to understand concepts in a abstract manner as well.
For all the scientists out there waiting for the 21st century to arrive. After all if the world is destroyed by nuclear
war we'll need more engineers more the economists....
pure science is a luxury for scientists to chase applications...