Month: November 2018

In the closet in the White House: The tortured history of the gay man who touched off the purge of gays in government

By Michael Isikoff Chief Investigative CorrespondentYahoo News

In the annals of presidential directives, few were more chilling than a document signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in April 1953. Crafted during the height of the Cold War, Executive Order 10450 declared that alongside Communism, “sexual perversion” by government officials was a threat to national security.… Read Full Article

Russia Wanted a ‘Carrier-Killer’ Missile. Here’s Why It Failed.

by Michael Peck, The National Interest

Russia’s very own DF-21D?

Note that Anufriyev assumed that even armed with a nuclear warhead, a ballistic missile aimed at a carrier would be ineffective unless many missiles were launched. His conclusion? “Only submarines and aircraft can present a basic threat to the aircraft carriers.”

China’s development of anti-ship ballistic missiles has raised fears that U.S.… Read Full Article

Putin says Russia ditching dollar in sanctions response

Moscow (AFP) – President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia had no choice but to cut its dependency on dollars to conduct trade, after becoming the target of increasingly severe US sanctions.

“It isn’t our goal to desert the dollar,” Putin told an investment forum in comments broadcast on national television.… Read Full Article

Murder on Mars, Chapter 19

I am who am

 

Henry Nicholas John Gunther (June 6, 1895 – November 11, 1918) was an American soldier and the last soldier of any of the belligerents to be killed during World War I. He was killed at 10:59 a.m., one minute before the Armistice was to take effect at 11 a.m.… Read Full Article