Cold War – Triad NTR http://triadntr.net/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:23:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://triadntr.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-3-150x150.png Cold War – Triad NTR http://triadntr.net/ 32 32 Victoria Beckham and Nicola Peltz have said the Cold War has been explained as the latter shares a teary-eyed picture and message on education https://triadntr.net/victoria-beckham-and-nicola-peltz-have-said-the-cold-war-has-been-explained-as-the-latter-shares-a-teary-eyed-picture-and-message-on-education/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:18:43 +0000 https://triadntr.net/victoria-beckham-and-nicola-peltz-have-said-the-cold-war-has-been-explained-as-the-latter-shares-a-teary-eyed-picture-and-message-on-education/ American actress Nicola Peltz has posted a cryptic message on Instagram amid a rumored feud with her stepmom, Victoria Beckham. On August 6, the 27-year-old star took to her Instagram account and shared two teary-eyed photos showing off her “sad bits.” Along with the photos, she added a long caption that read: “Sometimes I have […]]]>

American actress Nicola Peltz has posted a cryptic message on Instagram amid a rumored feud with her stepmom, Victoria Beckham.

On August 6, the 27-year-old star took to her Instagram account and shared two teary-eyed photos showing off her “sad bits.” Along with the photos, she added a long caption that read:

“Sometimes I have a hard time showing the sad parts of me. Growing up with seven siblings and two very strong parents, made me really tough, they hammered me not to let people bring me down or hurt my heart.”

Sharing her emotions further on social media, Ms Peltz-Beckham wrote:

“It made me put up such a wall to protect myself, especially in this industry. We all have days when people make you feel bad and it’s okay to be hurt by it. I just thought that I would write something because I never show that side of me here. I wanted to show that side of me.

She concluded the post by thanking her followers who supported her through these times, adding that “it means a lot to me.” Several fans were quick to link the actress’ cryptic message to her alleged current situation with Victoria.

According to the Daily Mail, the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law duo haven’t liked each other’s Instagram posts since Nicola and Brooklyn Beckham married in April 2022.


What happened between Victoria Beckham and Nicola Peltz?

On April 9, 2022, Nicola and Brooklyn tied the knot at her father Nelson Peltz’s opulent home in Palm Beach, Florida. Things reportedly changed after the wedding, with the couple estranged from Brooklyn parents David and Victoria Beckham.

The alleged feud between Nicola Peltz and Victoria Beckham drew attention after Page Six reported on Aug. 6 that a source told them things were tense between the Beckham ladies even before Brooklyn’s wedding.

The insider revealed:

“They don’t support each other and don’t talk to each other. The preparation for the wedding was horrible.

On top of that, the source revealed that Peltz didn’t and “didn’t want to know” Victoria Beckham on any part of the [wedding] Planning.

“Communication was minimal.”

The insider said it became a “little non-stop drama” that happened between the family, even alienating Brooklyn from her parents.

Another source said:

“They haven’t spoken to him much for the past few months.”

Amid the turmoil, Brooklyn Beckham can be seen openly supporting his wife on social media platforms and applauding her for her professional accomplishments. A source also added that things turned sour in the Beckham family after Brooklyn posted a photo of Peltz appearing on a British magazine cover with “The New Mrs. Beckham” written on it.

Some sources have suggested that Nicola Peltz might feel a little uncomfortable around the world-famous Beckhams and might get jealous of her. spicy girl Victoria Beckham.

Nicola Peltz is the daughter of Nelson Peltz, a New York billionaire, and Claudia Heffner Peltz. She is best known for her roles as Bradley Martin in Bates Motel and Tessa Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction.


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Lieutenant-Colonel Angus Southwood, officer involved in a secret Cold War reconnaissance operation – obituary https://triadntr.net/lieutenant-colonel-angus-southwood-officer-involved-in-a-secret-cold-war-reconnaissance-operation-obituary/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 16:08:00 +0000 https://triadntr.net/lieutenant-colonel-angus-southwood-officer-involved-in-a-secret-cold-war-reconnaissance-operation-obituary/ Angus Howard Southwood was born in Taunton, Somerset, on September 4, 1929. His father had left school when he was 12 after, he admitted, truancy for seven years. He became an estate agent and mayor of Taunton. Young Angus was educated at nearby Wellington School before being called up for national service. He did his […]]]>

Angus Howard Southwood was born in Taunton, Somerset, on September 4, 1929. His father had left school when he was 12 after, he admitted, truancy for seven years. He became an estate agent and mayor of Taunton.

Young Angus was educated at nearby Wellington School before being called up for national service. He did his basic training, driving tanks at Camp Catterick, and went to RMA Sandhurst.

He served as a troop leader with the 5th Royal Tank Regiment in Germany and later in Korea soon after the end of the conflict. He then took a two-year Russian language course at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London before moving to Paris and staying with a Russian-speaking family.

He transferred to the Intelligence Corps and was assigned to the 1st Wireless Regiment, Royal Corps of Signals, on the German-Dutch border. He led the Voice Interception Section, a unit responsible for listening around the clock for radio traffic from Soviet forces in East Germany. Tactical information was passed to HQ BAOR and other intelligence to GCHQ.

Three staff appointments on assignment to the Intelligence Corps followed; first at 24th Infantry Brigade HQ in Nairobi, Kenya, then at 2nd Infantry Brigade HQ in Plymouth, and finally as a warrant officer at Intelligence Corps HQ in West Germany .

Southwood taught at the School of Military Intelligence, Ashford, Kent from 1961 to 1963. He conducted courses for unit instructors of all three services. Some of the exercises conducted with members of the special forces involved capturing “escapees”, taking them to an interrogation center run along communist lines and subjecting them to rigorous interrogation. This included practices like hooding, sleep deprivation, and time disorientation.

Three years at the Ministry of Defense were followed by his posting to Brixmis. Despite many areas being closed off and increased tailing and harassment by East German police, he managed to cover a wide range of targets, many of which were extremely difficult to approach.

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Brooklyn Beckham’s mother is said to be at a cold war with his wife Nicola Peltz, the troubles would have started even before the wedding https://triadntr.net/brooklyn-beckhams-mother-is-said-to-be-at-a-cold-war-with-his-wife-nicola-peltz-the-troubles-would-have-started-even-before-the-wedding/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 13:21:42 +0000 https://triadntr.net/brooklyn-beckhams-mother-is-said-to-be-at-a-cold-war-with-his-wife-nicola-peltz-the-troubles-would-have-started-even-before-the-wedding/ Victoria Beckham would disagree with his daughter-in-law Nicholas Peltz. There are reports that Brooklyn BeckhamThe mother and wife of are in the midst of the Cold War. How is the relationship between Victoria Beckham’s wife and son Brooklyn, Nicola Peltz? According to a new report, Victoria Beckham is having a cold war with her new […]]]>

Victoria Beckham would disagree with his daughter-in-law Nicholas Peltz. There are reports that Brooklyn BeckhamThe mother and wife of are in the midst of the Cold War.

How is the relationship between Victoria Beckham’s wife and son Brooklyn, Nicola Peltz?

According to a new report, Victoria Beckham is having a cold war with her new daughter-in-law, Nicola Peltz. Brooklyn and Nicola’s lavish wedding in April was featured in multiple outlets, but there were brewing issues even before Brooklyn and Nicola’s nuptials, Page 6 reported.

“They don’t support and talk to each other,” a source close to the family said of Nicola and Victoria. “The preparation for the wedding was horrible.”

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Nicola – actress and daughter of New York billionaire Nelson Peltz – reportedly wanted to lead the preparations for her wedding. She didn’t want her future mother-in-law involved in the planning and “didn’t mean anything to Victoria”.

“Communication was minimal,” the source added.

The “non-stop little drama” would occur between the Beckhams and their son.

“They haven’t spoken to him much in the last few months,” added the tipster.

The family were also reportedly upset when Brooklyn shared a cover of UK magazine Tatler with Nicola on the cover calling her “The New Mrs. Beckham”.

Nicola and Victoria’s rep did not respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

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Nicola Peltz previously accused of shading Brooklyn’s parents David and Victoria Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham’s wife, Nicola Peltz, honored August cover of Tatler magazine. During the interview, she mentioned that her husband had to try several things he didn’t like, referring to his career when he was younger.

“You can tell when Brooklyn is in the kitchen, he’s in heaven,” she told the magazine of Brooklyn’s culinary career.

She added that her husband felt “a lot of pressure to please people with his career and he didn’t like it”.

David and Victoria’s son played football for Arsenal’s youth team but was dropped by the club around his 16th birthday. He dabbled in modeling and photography before getting into Cooking with Brooklyna Facebook Watch show.

“Since the pandemic, all he wanted to talk about was being in the kitchen, so I started filming him one day. I said, ‘This is what you like,'” Nicola continued.

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She also shared that Brooklyn is in business and other exciting things. The eldest of Victoria and David’s children has also turned to his father for business advice.

“I love watching him learn from my dad,” she said.

Nicola’s statement raised many eyebrows. Many felt that she overshadowed the Brooklyn parents and divided the family. Others advised her to leave it as it was because she was not a part of Brooklyn life at the time.

“Uh oh. Shades of H and M. Arrogant older wife. Younger, lazy, spoiled husband. I don’t really care about the Beckhams but I hope their fans paid attention to the Harkle saga because I think ‘they are about to live with the Beckhams of Brooklyn’, a user tweeted.

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“oh boy, well he’s younger than her and too young to be married. She’s ultra rich and will control the relationship. She’s started the split that’s going to be heartbreaking. The holidays will always be with her family and she won’t give back. never visit his in-laws. The children grew up with the right”, a second user opined.

Meanwhile, others understood Nicola’s point of view and agreed with her.

“Honestly, some parents put a lot of pressure on children to succeed and sometimes the child imagines the pressure. We don’t know, because we’re not them. But she shouldn’t comment, a spouse doesn’t should ever interfere with this relationship.” an user said.

Stay tuned for more Hollywood celebrity news and updates.

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Director Stanley Kubrick’s satirical Cold War masterpiece https://triadntr.net/director-stanley-kubricks-satirical-cold-war-masterpiece/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 21:30:04 +0000 https://triadntr.net/director-stanley-kubricks-satirical-cold-war-masterpiece/ pg | 1h34 | Comedy, Satire, War | January 29, 1964 (United States) The third of director Stanley Kubrick’s four war feature films, “Dr. Strangelove” (or formally: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”) is easily his offers the most accessible to the general public and arguably the biggest […]]]>

pg | 1h34 | Comedy, Satire, War | January 29, 1964 (United States)

The third of director Stanley Kubrick’s four war feature films, “Dr. Strangelove” (or formally: “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”) is easily his offers the most accessible to the general public and arguably the biggest film in its almost flawless sterling catalog.

As with virtually all of Kubrick’s films, the details surrounding the gestation, production, and release of “Dr. Strangelove” are almost as captivating as the film itself.

Kubrick during production of “Dr. Strangelove” in 1963. (Columbia Pictures)

A genius at recognizing source material that could be adapted and shaped to his specific style and tastes, Kubrick bought the film rights to Peter George’s (under the pseudonym Peter Bryant) dramatic thriller “Red Alert” for $3,500 and hired George to co-write the screenplay with him.

After a few incomplete drafts under the working titles “Edge of Doom” and “The Delicate Balance of Terror”, Kubrick determined the film would work much better as a satirical comedy and brought in writer Terry Southern (“Candy “, “Easy Rider”). to put the finishing touches.

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Working with Kubrick for the first time, financier-distributor Columbia Pictures had only one casting precondition. Correctly assuming that Peter Sellers’ chameleon-like performance was the main reason for the box office and critical success of “Lolita” the previous year, studio executives asked Kubrick to have Sellers play four characters in his new movie.

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Peter Sellers in one of his many roles in “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” (Photos Colombia)

Both men were happy to oblige and in addition to the sinister main character, Sellers appeared as British RAF officer Lionel Mandrake and US President Merkin Muffley whom Sellers modeled in both demeanor and physique after presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson II three times.

If it hadn’t been for a sprained ankle during rehearsals, Sellers would also have played the captain, Maj. TJ “King” Kong. The role of Kong eventually went to former rodeo rider and character actor Slim Pickens.

The Ripper

For the central role of General Jack D. Ripper, Kubrick persuaded Sterling Hayden to come out of retirement, which wasn’t terribly difficult as the pair had previously worked together on the 1956 thriller “The Killing.”

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Sterling Hayden as General Jack D. Ripper in “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” (Colombia Pictures)

Not much different from the corrupt police captain he would later play in ‘The Godfather,’ Hayden’s Ripper is a delusional misogynist whose “precious fluids” monologue alongside Mandrake is one of the funniest bits in a movie. littered with heartbreaking and quotable dialogue.

The role of the final main character, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Buck Turgidson, went to George C. Scott, who had never before appeared in a comedy film. After the film’s release, Scott took great umbrage at Kubrick for what he described as “forcing him to overdo it”, which is technically correct.

In all of his scenes, Kubrick asked Scott for “small”, “medium”, and “exaggerated” takes of the material, and invariably Kubrick used all of the larger performances in the final cut.

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George C. Scott as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Buck Turgidson in “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. (Pictures Colombia)

Ripper sets things in motion by issuing an unauthorized order deploying dozens of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft loaded with nuclear bombs to be dropped on the Soviet Union. Anticipating an immediate reaction, Ripper also cuts off all incoming and outgoing communications from a fictional airbase and imposes radio silence.

Despite his best efforts, Mandrake fails to convince Ripper to reverse the order. He encounters further resistance when he is blocked by Colonel “Bat” Guano (Keenan Wynn) as he attempts to call the President from a phone booth.

The war room

Meanwhile, back in the war room (which is about the size of an airplane hangar), Turgidson is in full sell mode, trying to convince Muffley that nothing can be done to stop the attack. and any attempt at 11th hour diplomacy with his Soviet counterpart. will be in vain.

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War room scene in “Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. (Photos Colombia)

Turgidson goes a step further trying to soften the blow by admitting “we’re going to ruffle our hair, but at most there will be ‘only’ 10-20 million American casualties, up high” when the Soviets inevitably retaliate. via their mysterious “apocalypse”. machine.”

Absent until the last act, Muffley’s wheelchair-wearing, sunglasses-wearing Dr. Strangelove is asked for his opinion on the way forward, which is slightly rosier than Turgidson’s.

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Peter Sellers in one of his many roles in “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” (Photos Colombia)

Strangelove suggests that the only way to survive the nuclear winter fallout long-term is to settle down 100 feet underground for 100 years where carefully selected (read: smart and attractive) people will repopulate the planet. Strangelove’s verbal and physical tics were so effective and striking that they were later given a true medical subcategory: Alien Hand Syndrome, also known as Dr. Strangelove Syndrome.

A brilliant score

Not a minute goes by during the film without music, and it’s to composer Laurie Johnson’s credit that it’s loaded with whimsy and wit and never overwhelming.

The opening title sequence is set to an instrumental adaptation of Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness” and another motif accompanying a scene in one of the planes bound for the Soviets is a riff on the ballad of the time from the Civil War “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”. The sly inclusion of Vera Lynn’s 1943 recording of “We’ll Meet Again” during the final scene gives the production the perfectly sarcastic and ironic punctuation.

Successful and timeless satire is quite a rare and delicate beast. There’s a very fine line between being smart, insightful, and sardonically funny and coming across as blunt, obvious, vengeful, ignorant, and pathetic.

Skewering something as devastating and apocalyptic as nuclear war might be the ultimate satirical challenge, but Kubrick, his co-writers, and his performers have all passed that bar with plenty of room to spare. “Dr. Strangelove” is and will forever remain one of the best films (of any genre) ever produced.

‘dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb’
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn
Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Release date: January 29, 1964
Rating: 5 out of 5

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Captivating narrative adventure from the Cold War era https://triadntr.net/captivating-narrative-adventure-from-the-cold-war-era/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 13:00:03 +0000 https://triadntr.net/captivating-narrative-adventure-from-the-cold-war-era/ Video games have the power to tell incredible stories by their very nature, with interactivity driving narratives like no other medium can. They can also be a vehicle for stories that could easily fit on the page of a book or the length of a TV drama, where player decisions matter little. That’s what Virginia, […]]]>

Video games have the power to tell incredible stories by their very nature, with interactivity driving narratives like no other medium can. They can also be a vehicle for stories that could easily fit on the page of a book or the length of a TV drama, where player decisions matter little. That’s what Virginia, fire watch, and even the likes of The Last of Us and Uncharted provide: absolutely compelling stories that keep you hooked throughout, driven by stick twists and button presses and ultimately offering only an illusion of agency. No, you can’t spare the doctors. Yeah, Joel is kind of the bad guy.

Watch a trailer for South of the Circle below.

South of the circle is such a game, a narrative adventure with its setting split between the lives and loves of Cambridge scholars and a conspiracy set in the frigid extremes of Antarctica. Developed by State of Play, a UK studio with BAFTA wins to its name, and published by 11 bit studios (This war of mine, frostpunk), his credentials are impeccable. His acting talent has experience in major motion pictures and big budget TV productions and the dialogue is exceptional, every pitch of performance perfect as every whisper of fear or puff of affection arrives with touching sincerity. Visually, it’s incredibly striking, bold flat colors and a sort of film grain blending together for fascinating effect – even if the animation sometimes looks like 1990s rotoscoping and there are unfortunately some exaggerated cutouts. And the plot of South of the circle is fantastic, its Cold War-era mysteries unraveling at exactly the right pace throughout its four-hour runtime.

South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios

And yet, it’s still a video game – and what you do, as a player, in South of the circle is extremely limited. Playing as Peter, exploring either a series of abandoned bases in the frozen south or quaint public houses in the British countryside, you walk a little and talk a lot, with dialogue options not written as specific reactions but based on different feelings, each of which has a specific icon attached. When you are asked a question, you may have three options: a red circle means panic, worry and confusion; a gray-green rectangle of assertiveness and strength; and a solar enthusiasm and curiosity for design. Elsewhere there’s a caring option, and one for negativity, but you never really feel in complete control of how Peter conducts himself with that broad brushstroke interface.

South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios
South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios

On the one hand, it encourages some replay value as there are a handful of key decisions that impact the scenes at the end, but on the other hand, there’s no significant change to impress the audience. story because it is supposed to end in a certain way, at least in its present. (and isn’t memory a funny thing, so eager to remember things too kindly). And that’s fine, not a complaint but rather an observation for anyone watching this and hoping for more in their decisions, which means more than minor deviations. And while walking – the stick controls are imprecise, betraying the roots of this game as a precedent apple arcade exclusive (but Switch users can take advantage of the touchscreen) – thinking outside the box is impossible. You move Peter to very clearly designated destinations, any search for Soviet secrets deemed useless – well, that is a bloody gel – and objects to interact with designed to be easy to spot, appearing with contrast against their backgrounds.

South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios
South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios

The most important person for Peter throughout the story is Clara, whom he meets on a train and with whom he forms a relationship – at first strictly professional, but which evolves rather quickly towards something else. Together they work on a scientific paper examining weather patterns and how clouds move around the world. and from there, Peter’s seniors at Cambridge and some UK government departments took an interest in the couple’s work, for reasons I won’t go into here. With its 1960s setting, Peter’s peers and friends have a very cold appreciation of Clara’s contributions, to say the least; and flashbacks to Peter’s childhood are loaded with attitudes toward women and parenthood that are now outdated and offensive. Some of what is said and done is quite uncomfortable, but these cultural norms of the time help center the story in its historical place and give it greater emotional weight.

South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios
South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios

That says a lot about the strength of South of the circle‘s account that I found myself Googling for information about its events, to see how grounded it was in the truth of the time as the world’s superpowers exchanged menacing glances and threatened full-fledged nuclear war. I even looked at the Mini on the treads seen in the promotional images and discovered that it was a real thing, the Mini-Trac, of which a total of three were made and only one used by the British in Antarctic. The deeper you play, the more concept art and research photos are unlocked as extras, exemplifying the efforts of the State of Play team to achieve the atmosphere – oppressive, deadly and beautiful – of the only world (mostly) uninhabited continent just right. Again the dedication that went into this game is there on screen, in the script, in the wonderful way everything clicks in its last 30 minutes and the clues you didn’t catch before flashing in one bright bulb. realization of the moment.

South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios
South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios

But again, it’s a video game. And he has his problems exclusively related to the video game. Some will look at that four hour runtime and think it doesn’t represent good value for money (even with the game under £12), and that’s their prerogative, although I’m really not in the camp of game satisfaction being based on an equation of hours per pound. There are also a few bugs that I encountered, but State of Play is aware of them and fixes will be released (plus nothing particularly broke the game). Controls can be tricky, no character can hold anything properly (mugs, pens, guns, those hands are everywhere breaking immersion), and these sentiment-based responses are a design decision that will divide . I think this somewhat undermines the way you want to play Peter – you might think you’re going to offer support to Clara only to accidentally put her down – although these trades still resolve in a way that fits the game and its results.

South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios
South of the circle / Credit: 11 bit studios

South of the circle is a challenging narrative adventure that fans of this low-interaction, high-plot satisfaction genre will love and love fire watch I would absolutely read the novelization of this one. (Can someone please make this happen?) I’ve taken so many screenshots of how beautiful this game is at times, and any version that makes me search for more context wide for its setting and its events is good. But it has enough finesse, enough small flaws, for the overall impression to be of excellence just below. If you’re someone who enjoys the twists and turns of a love story that you know is built on weak foundations, who appreciates revelations that take their time but lose no power in doing so, and that Don’t mind that the gaming side of the experience is a bit uneven, then this is for you. Anyone else, know what you’re getting into before venturing into these wilds – more so than our Peter ever does, anyway.

Advantages: fantastic story, beautiful art, excellent performances

The inconvenients: some tricky and imprecise commands, the dialog system does not always satisfy

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Global arms makers brace for a new Cold War, inspired by the struggle in Ukraine https://triadntr.net/global-arms-makers-brace-for-a-new-cold-war-inspired-by-the-struggle-in-ukraine/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 10:15:40 +0000 https://triadntr.net/global-arms-makers-brace-for-a-new-cold-war-inspired-by-the-struggle-in-ukraine/ After years of production cuts, the world’s arms manufacturers are preparing for a new Cold War inspired by the struggle in Ukraine, The Telegraph reported. The UK defense sector is no exception: industry leader BAE Systems expects a flood of new orders from countries on the verge of resuming industrial warfare. The company is in […]]]>

After years of production cuts, the world’s arms manufacturers are preparing for a new Cold War inspired by the struggle in Ukraine, The Telegraph reported.

The UK defense sector is no exception: industry leader BAE Systems expects a flood of new orders from countries on the verge of resuming industrial warfare.

The company is in talks with its customers on how to set up the missile and ammunition business as the industry digests the new model of warfare being waged in Ukraine.

Managing Director Charles Woodburn says demand from the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) as well as other customers will eventually require us to increase capacity across the entire ammunition portfolio.

BAE, Britain’s largest defense company, is in a relatively good position as the projectile and missile production lines it supplies to the MoD are already operational, meaning it doesn’t have to dust off old designs and looking for forgotten parts.

Over the past five months, Ukraine has fired thousands of artillery shells a day, ranging from howitzers to longer-range weapons such as the M270 multiple rocket launcher.

Western countries have supplied huge quantities of these weapons, either donating them or selling them. Earlier this week, Germany approved the sale of 100 tank howitzers to Ukraine worth 1.7 billion euros.

Since last week, the UK has sent 6,900 NLAWs, Javelins, Brimstones and other anti-tank weapons, 16,000 artillery shells, hundreds of rockets and six Stormers equipped with Starstreak anti-aircraft missile launchers to Ukraine.

In the first half of the year, BAE bookings increased by £18bn, up 70%, as underlying profit before interest and tax rose 8.2% to £1.11bn. It increased its interim dividend by 5%.

Much of this increase in orders comes from existing programs such as the Dreadnought nuclear-powered ballistic submarine and Spain’s recent order for additional Typhoon fighter jets, which the company is building in partnership with Germany, the US. Spain and Italy. However, it looks like the push will continue as countries seek to increase supplies.

Not only will BAE win. For Babcock, the UK’s second-largest defense contractor, building NATO capabilities in Eastern Europe is a potential opportunity to provide training, maintenance and parts services, the chief executive says. David Lockwood. Countries like Poland, Hungary, Romania and the Baltic countries abandon Soviet weapons.

The company reported a pre-tax profit of £182million in the first six months of 2021, compared to a loss of £1.18billion a year ago, with orders up more than a year. fifth at £9.9bn.

Sources close to Babcock say customers want existing projects to be completed faster as the war in Ukraine increases readiness levels.

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The nuclear threat is higher than during the Cold War, according to British adviser Stephen Lovegrove https://triadntr.net/the-nuclear-threat-is-higher-than-during-the-cold-war-according-to-british-adviser-stephen-lovegrove/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://triadntr.net/the-nuclear-threat-is-higher-than-during-the-cold-war-according-to-british-adviser-stephen-lovegrove/ Comment this story Comment Britain’s national security adviser has warned that a breakdown in dialogue between rival powers increases the risk of nuclear war, with fewer safeguards today than during the Cold War. Western nations had a better ‘understanding of Soviet doctrine and capabilities – and vice versa’ at the time because they kept more […]]]>

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Britain’s national security adviser has warned that a breakdown in dialogue between rival powers increases the risk of nuclear war, with fewer safeguards today than during the Cold War.

Western nations had a better ‘understanding of Soviet doctrine and capabilities – and vice versa’ at the time because they kept more channels of negotiation open, Stephen Lovegrove said at an event in Washington on Wednesday.

“It gave both of us a higher level of confidence that we wouldn’t miscalculate on our way to nuclear war,” he said. “Today, we don’t have the same bases with others who could threaten us in the future, especially with China.”

As such, he said, Britain strongly supports President Biden’s talks with Beijing.

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In Lovegrove’s assessment, the conflict in Ukraine is also “a manifestation of a much larger ongoing debate” about what comes after the post-Cold War world order.

“We are entering a dangerous new era,” he added, citing the spread of advanced weapons and cyber warfare.

As war fuels fears of wider confrontations, a weapons research group said last month that the world’s nuclear arsenal is set to increase over the next decade.

The Stockholm-based institute said it had seen a “very worrying trend”, with all nuclear-weapon states upgrading their stockpiles and what appeared to be the end of the era of declining nuclear arsenals.

The world’s nuclear arsenal is expected to increase for the first time since the Cold War

At Wednesday’s event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Lovegrove called on policymakers to focus on deterrence and arms control. He accused Moscow of aggravating already growing “escalation avenues” and China of showing “disdain” to engage in arms control agreements.

“The question is…to find a balance in unprecedented complexity so that there can be no collapse into uncontrolled conflict.”

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Russia’s mega-sub stokes fears of a new naval Cold War https://triadntr.net/russias-mega-sub-stokes-fears-of-a-new-naval-cold-war/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 04:57:13 +0000 https://triadntr.net/russias-mega-sub-stokes-fears-of-a-new-naval-cold-war/ The Russian Navy took delivery of what is the world’s longest known submarine, the one its maker touts as a research vessel – but others say is a platform for spy and possibly nuclear weapons . The Belgorod was handed over to the Russian Navy earlier this month in the port of Severodvinsk, according to […]]]>
The Russian Navy took delivery of what is the world’s longest known submarine, the one its maker touts as a research vessel – but others say is a platform for spy and possibly nuclear weapons .

The Belgorod was handed over to the Russian Navy earlier this month in the port of Severodvinsk, according to the country’s largest shipbuilder, Sevmash Shipyard.

Experts say its design is a modified version of Russia’s Oscar II-class guided-missile submarines, stretched with the aim of eventually accommodating the world’s first nuclear stealth torpedoes and intelligence-gathering equipment.

Russia’s Belgorod-class submarine is the longest in the world (Oleg Kuleshov/TASS via ZUMA Press) (CNN)

If the Belgorod can successfully add these new capabilities to the Russian fleet, it could over the next decade set the stage for a return to Cold War scenes under the ocean, with US and Russian submarines pursuing each other. and chasing each other face to face. off.

At over 184 meters, the Belgorod is now the longest submarine in the ocean – longer even than the US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic and guided-missile submarines, which come in at 171 m.

The Belgorod was launched in 2019 and was due to be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2020 after trials and tests, but these were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Russian news agency TASS reported. No timetable for the first deployment of the submarine was given.

What sets the Belgorod apart from all nuclear-powered submarines in the Russian fleet – or even all nuclear-powered submarines operating anywhere in the world – is its mission.

TASS reported that the submarine will carry the nuclear-capable Poseidon torpedoes being developed, which are designed to be launched hundreds of miles away and sneak past coastal defenses as they travel along the seabed.

“This nuclear ‘mega torpedo’ is unique in world history,” US submarine expert HI Sutton wrote on his Covert Shores website in March.

There are fears that the new Russian submarine could spark a new ocean cold war. (Thiep Van Nguyen II/US Navy/AP)

“Poseidon is an entirely new category of weapons. It will reshape naval planning in Russia and the West, bringing new requirements and new counterweapons,” Sutton wrote.

US and Russian officials said the torpedoes could deliver multi-megaton warheads, causing radioactive surges that would render entire swaths of the target coastline uninhabitable for decades.

In November 2020, Christopher A Ford, then Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, said the Poseidons are designed to “flood US coastal cities with radioactive tsunamis”.

A US Congressional Research Service (CRS) report in April said the Poseidons are designed as retaliatory weapons, designed to hit back at an enemy after a nuclear strike on Russia.

Russian nuclear submarine Yuri Dolgoruky tests Bulava missiles from the White Sea during training exercises held in 2018.
Russia is seeking to further increase its nuclear weapons capability. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service / AP)

According to the CRS report, the Belgorod would be capable of carrying up to eight Poseidons, although some weapons experts say its payload is more likely to be six torpedoes.

Sutton wrote in 2019 that the Poseidon, expected to measure 2m in diameter and over 20m in length, “is the largest torpedo ever developed in any country”.

It is “thirty times the size of an ordinary ‘heavy’ torpedo”, Sutton wrote.

CRS reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin extolled the Poseidons in a 2018 speech, saying, “They are quiet, highly maneuverable, and have virtually no vulnerabilities for the enemy to exploit.”

If armed with conventional warheads, the Poseidons could be used against targets “including aircraft carrier groups, coastal fortifications and infrastructure”, Putin reportedly said.

But there are doubts about the weapon and whether it will eventually be added to the Russian arsenal.

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“This is still a developing technology, both the torpedo and the platform,” said Hans Kristensen, nuclear information project manager at the Federation of American Scientists.

The Poseidon should not be ready for deployment until the second half of this decade, he said. CRS said it does not expect the Poseidon torpedoes to be deployed until 2027.

And Kristensen points out that the Belgorod itself is really a test ship for the next class of Khabarovsk nuclear submarines, the first of which could be launched this year.

Then there is the Russian military’s poor performance in its war against Ukraine, which analysts blame in part on poor weapons design and corruption that has seen the upkeep of Russian military hardware neglected.

“Ukraine reminds us that advanced Russian weapons are not silver bullets but suffer from reliability issues. There is every reason to believe that a nuclear-powered torpedo with intercontinental range will have its fair share of problems,” he said. Kristensen said.

But other experts caution against any assumption that the Poseidon submarine or torpedoes might not be what is advertised.

Russian difficulties in Ukraine have raised doubts about its military effectiveness. (Getty)

“Translating impressions from Russian tactical ground and air forces to Russian submarine and nuclear forces—specifically, impressions based on observing the execution of a pretty bad plan in Ukraine—could lead to an understatement threat to the skill and capability of these Russian strategic forces,” said Thomas Shugart, a former U.S. Navy submarine captain and now an analyst at the Center for a New American Security.

“It would be a bit like watching the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan and then questioning the ability of its ballistic missile submarines to carry out their nuclear mission – a conclusion that US adversaries would never draw. only at their own risk.”

‘Underwater game of cat and mouse’

The Belgorod may be just the first of a fleet of four submarines capable of carrying the Poseidon torpedoes, CRS said, two of which are destined for service in Russia’s Pacific Fleet and two in its Pacific Fleet. North.

Sutton of Covert Shores wrote in 2020 that Poseidon’s next three armed submarines, the aforementioned Khabarovsk class, “are likely to be the defining submarine of the 2020s as they represent a new and challenging adversary”.

“Other navies are unlikely to emulate it, but they will want to counter it,” Sutton said of the Khabarovsk class.

“The underwater cat-and-mouse game where US Navy and (British) Royal Navy hunter-killer submarines hunt down the Russians could be reinvigorated. A new Cold War in the Arctic, l ‘North Atlantic and North Pacific’ could happen, he wrote.

While the Belgorod could be the future Poseidon test launcher, Sutton said the sub would likely also function as an intelligence-gathering platform.

“It will be outfitted by the Russian Navy but operated under GUGI, the secret organization of the Main Directorate of Deep Sea Research”, and will carry a range of submarines and submersibles “to carry out covert special missions”, a writes Sutton.

In a press release earlier this month, the Russian shipbuilder highlighted the Belgorod’s non-lethal capabilities, saying it opened up “new opportunities for Russia” to conduct “scientific expeditions and rescue operations in the most remote areas of the world ocean”.

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Taiwan at the center of a new cold war https://triadntr.net/taiwan-at-the-center-of-a-new-cold-war/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://triadntr.net/taiwan-at-the-center-of-a-new-cold-war/ The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sparked many commendable reactions around the world. Nations praised his life, goals, and contributions to the progress of Japan and the world. Yet even amid the outpouring of sympathy and condolences, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has once again found a reason to stand […]]]>

The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sparked many commendable reactions around the world. Nations praised his life, goals, and contributions to the progress of Japan and the world.

Yet even amid the outpouring of sympathy and condolences, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has once again found a reason to stand and dictate like an authorized parental figure.

The first sign came when Vice President William Lai (賴清德) announced he would be visiting Japan to pay his respects to Abe. Acting as if he were in charge of the guest list, Beijing let it be known that he did not approve of Lai’s visit.

Soon after, the same controlling attitude surfaced when it was announced that US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be visiting Taiwan.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian (趙立堅) immediately denounced Pelosi’s visit, saying it would “severely undermine China’s territorial sovereignty” and “would have a serious impact on the foundations Sino-American relations.

Sovereignty over Taiwan? What dream favored this?

Zhao’s remarks would sound laughable if made by children in a schoolyard confrontation, but he was speaking on the world stage and spreading the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controversy. Attentive listeners saw how this corresponded to the CCP’s rewriting of Hong Kong history.

The 1997 Hong Kong transfer would never really have happened. Why? In the CCP’s version, the Qing Manchus could never or should have made such an agreement, because the Manchu Empire was never really a Manchu Empire – it was China. This interpretation turned out to have a difficult and unfathomable logic to digest.

The CCP borrowed from then-CCP Chairman Mao Zedong (毛澤東) that if political power grows from the barrel of a gun, history can also be rewritten by such means. This is what Taiwan, Asia, the United States and the world must be aware of.

These hegemonic claims are only the beginning. They go far beyond Abe’s and Hong Kong’s funerals. The CCP’s end goal is control of the South China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. If Beijing can swallow the world the first steps, the rest will be easy.

Few may remember the hegemonic moves of the then Soviet Union in 1948. Intending to extend its control far into Europe, it blocked the entrances to Berlin, hoping to starve the German capital and subjugate it. The West, though war-weary, thought better and responded with the Berlin Airlift. The lines were drawn and the Cold War began in earnest.

When the airlift was successful, the Soviet-backed East German government built the Berlin Wall in 1961, which stood until 1989.

In Asia, the CCP’s hegemonic anti-democratic plan surfaced with the Tiananmen Square massacre and became clearer with Hong Kong’s broken promises after 1997 and the rewriting of its history.

Here are three quick and straightforward steps to prevent Taiwan from becoming the next Berlin. Forget any worries about provoking the CCP — it will always find a reason to be provoked.

First, in addition to challenging the PRC’s hegemonic goals by sailing through the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, the United States and other nations must begin calling at Kaohsiung.

Second, with all due respect to Pelosi, she should make her visit, even amid veiled threats of violent interference. Beijing’s attempt at hegemony will not go away. Now is not the time to be like former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, seeking “peace in our time”. The CCP and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) have their own issues to defend at the upcoming 20th Party Congress in the fall.

Third, Japan must be allowed to have a standardized military. Seventy-five years have passed since the end of the Second World War, and all the other countries have moved on. It is time for Japan to face the new threats to democracy in this ever-changing world.

Japan must remove Article 9 from its constitution and become a major naval power in Asia. It is the only country still linked by this distant past. Its navy must return to its tradition – it must pass through the Taiwan Strait and call at Kaohsiung.

If other democratic nations cannot see the new enemy at the gates, it is time to open their eyes. The CCP manipulates and operates from a simple paradigmatic past: it must be the Middle Empire in Asia and the world. He ignores any other story.

Therefore, after two years of doing nothing when action would have been the most effective, the CCP suddenly imposed severe COVID-19 related lockdowns. The virus must disappear before its national congress. Big changes are ahead as Xi seeks an unprecedented third term, and the CCP must present itself at its best.

Some might still cry, “What about the status quo?

There is no “status quo”. As early as 1996, the PRC fired missiles from either side of Taiwan in an attempt to influence its elections. It continually concocts laws by which it can convict anyone who supports Taiwan’s de facto independence. How often does the PRC Air Force enter Taiwan airspace? Enough said.

As in Berlin, the coming cold war cannot be avoided. The West saw the hegemonic encroachment of the Soviet Union engulf Poland and much of Eastern Europe. Berlin was the next step to take control of Germany.

For purists who still don’t understand this question and wonder how the United States can technically remain “undecided” on Taiwan while maintaining a “one China policy”, these actions in no way contravene the wave ” one China policy” of the United States. This policy never accepted that Taiwan was part of China – it simply understood that Taiwan was part of China in Beijing’s imagination, but never in reality.

Then return to Kaohsiung. If the navies of the United States and other countries cannot dock in Kaohsiung, they will never control or maintain the freedom of the seas in the South China Sea or the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan has become the new Berlin. Abe saw it when he said, “Taiwan’s problem is Japan’s problem. It is time for the rest of the world to recognize the same.

When former US President John F. Kennedy was in West Berlin in 1963, he famously said, “I am a Berliner.” It is time for the United States and other democracies to respond alike with this simple and straightforward statement: “I am Taiwanese. We are all Taiwanese.

Jerome Keating is a Taipei-based writer.

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Taunton-born Cold War spy Angus Southwood dies aged 92 https://triadntr.net/taunton-born-cold-war-spy-angus-southwood-dies-aged-92/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 10:10:00 +0000 https://triadntr.net/taunton-born-cold-war-spy-angus-southwood-dies-aged-92/ A TAUNTON-born Cold War spy who blocked the recovery of a Soviet warplane that crashed into a lake in the British sector of Berlin has died. Major – later Lieutenant Colonel – Angus Southwood, operations officer for Briximis, the British Commanders-in-Chief’s mission to Soviet forces in Germany after the war, rushed to Lake Havel, where […]]]>

A TAUNTON-born Cold War spy who blocked the recovery of a Soviet warplane that crashed into a lake in the British sector of Berlin has died.

Major – later Lieutenant Colonel – Angus Southwood, operations officer for Briximis, the British Commanders-in-Chief’s mission to Soviet forces in Germany after the war, rushed to Lake Havel, where the plane went down in April 1966.

Upon arrival, Major Southwood, who is fluent in Russian, discovered 40 Russian soldiers at the scene, along with firefighters, military police and British soldiers.

He delivered and translated a letter from his boss telling the head of the Soviet mission to leave.

Major Southwood told the Russians they could maintain a small observation team, but the British would recover the aircraft and the bodies of the crew.

This gave the British time to examine the aircraft’s engines, radar and avionics, which were secretly transported to Farnborough and only returned once the wreckage was handed over piece by piece.

The head of the Soviet mission remained on site during the recovery, watched throughout by Major Southwood.

The information from the examination of radar equipment was among the “best technical intelligence stunts” of the Cold War.

For his part in the incident, Angus Southwood was awarded the MBE in 1968.

He was born in Taunton, the eldest of two brothers to Howard, an estate agent and twice mayor of Taunton, and Frida.

Angus was educated at Wellington School and later entered Sandhurst.

He was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment and joined 5RTR in Germany, traveling to Korea in 1953 to monitor the armistice.

Back in England, he studied Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

He was transferred to the Intelligence Corps and joined the 1st Special Wireless Regiment at Birgelen on the German-Dutch border, where he listened to Soviet military radio traffic.

He then held several intelligence positions, including in Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion, and in the technical intelligence arm of the Ministry of Defence, before his assignment to Brixmis.

He held various senior intelligence staff positions at BAOR and MoD before leaving the military to lead anti-interrogation courses for pilots, special forces and military attachés.

In 1957 he married Maureen Ford, whom he had met in Taunton. She died in 1994 and they are survived by their four children, Maxine, Russell, Clive and Anne.

Angus Southwood died on June 27 at the age of 92.

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