Friday, November 23, 2007

Friday Reading

CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday with a Polish connection.

Who is funding what for Russia and what it means for world security over at Information Dissemination:
It actually gets stranger though. Congress is spending $448 million dollars on reducing Russian nuclear weapon systems. Perhaps they are not aware, but this fiscal year Russia is spending 10 billion Rubbles, or roughly $411 million dollars on new Borei Class ballistic missile nuclear submarines.

In other words, by paying the cost of decommissioning nuclear weapons for Russia, Congress is giving Russia a free pass on the responsibilities of life cycle costs of being a nuclear power, and thus enabling Russia to build more nuclear weapons and more nuclear weapon delivery systems like SSBNs.

Chap does some linking for thinking.

Iran wants to push Bahrain around, 'cause it's a bully and doesn't like Bahrain's friends.

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