North Korea Has Options Short of War

Recent news reports regarding a US intelligence assessment that North Korea has developed a miniaturized nuclear warhead suitable for use with its missiles, combined with an escalating exchange of threats between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, have raised tensions between Washington and Pyongyang to almost unprecedented levels. Nevertheless, neither Trump nor Kim likely seeks all-out war. Absent miscalculation leading to a dangerous armed conflict, the greatest risks to the United States and its allies probably lie in conduct short of war.

How the U.S. Military Planned to Crush Russia if World War III Happened: Nuclear 'Big Guns'

Despite modernized communication systems, the Pentomic division also posed command-and-control problems. The colonel in charge of a battle group had to direct five to nine companies at a time once typical supporting units were accounted for, rather than the three to five a battalion commander would normally have to deal with. This was more than most officers could efficiently keep track of. The lack of a regimental organization also distorted the Army’s rank structure.

FACT: Russian Cosmonauts Carried a Shotgun Into Space

To this day, the Russian Federal Space Agency refuses to talk about the weapon—though it’s an open secret. Astronauts heading to the International Space Station have trained with it, and some have even talked about it.

And in case there’s any doubt about its existence, there’s one on display in a Russian museum.