Marching bands and 8,000 troops goose-stepped across the square, followed by a huge display of heavy weapons including Topol-M ballistic missiles and T-90 tanks, and a fly-by of warplanes.
Reviewing his first parade as commander in chief, Medvedev warned against "irresponsible ambitions" that he said could spark war across entire continents.
In an apparent attack on US foreign policy and Western backing for Kosovo's independence, Medvedev also criticised "intentions to intrude in the affairs of other states and especially redraw borders
“After two centuries of perceived Western hegemony, China seems to be determined to flex its muscles,” Hayden said. ...
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Fort Campbell staged a mock terrorist attack Thursday morning to give fire and emergency crews training for such an event.
In the scenario, a car bomb containing weapons of mass destruction exploded. Dozens of people injured.
It was designed to give first responders experience in rescuing and treating the wounded.
They also had to be on the lookout for chemical and biological weapons.
Training coordinators said the exercise is important because military posts could be targets for terrorists....
The second major experimentation phase of Multinational Experiment 5, an experimentation campaign plan led by U.S. Joint Forces Command and conducted with multinational experimentation partners, kicked off this week in Enköping, Sweden. (cont...)
Metro-North Railroad, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city of Yonkers will conduct an emergency drill starting at 9 a.m., playing out a scenario in which an MTA police officer's radiation detective device is set off as he passes a customer
U.S., Chile to hold joint military exercises
"The 432nd Wing has grown exponentially over the last year, in manpower, demand, flying hours, sorties, technology, reach, support for the warfighter and in battlefield capability," said General Seip. "From day one, the 432nd Wing Airmen have been 'all in' in the support of ongoing operations; particularly in operations Iraqi (Freedom) and Enduring FreedomPreparedness drill sparks controversy
Preparedness drill sparks controversy
Blue Brain Project to unlock secrets
Markram plans to ramp up the simulation through an international collaboration, riding the escalator of Moore's Law, until an entire human brain is recreated in silico. If the plan works, this so-called Blue Brain Project will model 10 trillion synaptic connections. The hope is that the swirling activity in the simulation will display all the features of real brains, including whatever it is that generates the conscious mind. It would then be reasonable to suppose that the simulation itself is in some sense conscious, thus realising the dream of "artificial intelligence".