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The Extinction Protocol

August 11, 2012INDIAINS Arihant, planned to be the first of five submarines of its class, will be ready to begin sea trials, said Admiral Nirmal Verma, the navy commander. When the vessel eventually becomes operational, India will be able to launch nuclear missiles from the sea, land and air, joining a handful of countries possessing the “nuclear triad.” The strategic aim is to deter China and Pakistan and establish India as the leading power in the Indian Ocean. “INS Arihant is steadily progressing towards becoming operational,” said Adml Verma. “We are pretty close to putting it to sea.” The navy was poised to “complete the triad, and our maritime and nuclear doctrines will then be aligned to ensure our nuclear insurance comes from the sea,” added Adml Verma. “Given our unequivocal ‘no first-use commitment,’ a retaliatory strike capability that is credible and invulnerable is an imperative.”…

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The Extinction Protocol

August 7, 2012PHILIPPINESShanghai and the nearby coastal province Zhejiang have evacuated 456,000 people as China prepares for its third typhoon in less than a week. The emergency measures were taken after Typhoon Haikui turned Manila, the Philippines capital into “Waterworld,” killing 50 people. The typhoon is expected to make landfall in Zhejiang province, just south of Shanghai, late Tuesday or early Wednesday, the China Meteorological Administration said. Shanghai officials fear the storm could be the worst since 2005, when Typhoon Matsa killed seven people in the city, state media said. The city aimed to move 200,000 people to more than a hundred shelters by Tuesday evening; government officials were quoted as saying. The Shanghai government ordered outdoor construction sites shut down and cancelled summer classes for children until the typhoon had eased. Authorities in Zhejiang were also rushing to get people out the path…

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