Monday, December 26, 2016

Breaking News Alert 04-16

🔺26 December 2016: Today India successfully test-launched for the fourth and final time the Agni-V (Agni-5), a nuclear-capable, road-mobile ICBM. The Agni-V is a three-stage, solid propellant nuclear weapon delivery system that has been indigenously developed by India's Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). 



Agni-V has a widely acknowledged range of over 5000km (3100mi), with Chinese officials claiming that this figure is under-reported; that a more accurate reporting of its range would be in excess of 8000km (4970mi). Agni-V boasts multiple independent re-entry vehicle (MIRV) warhead technology.

1 comment:

Miriam said...

I have been mulling over the approaching new year, the Presidential inauguration, our new administration in the United States and the approaching wars and chaos in the world. And I thought about the last time the world was in chaos and World War was approaching. And then I thought about the song American Anthem, which reminds me of my 90+ year old father who served in the invasion of the south of France. What with Sean's background of military service and his insights into world affairs, I thought you might all be blessed by this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgus2N3CcUs

All we’ve been given
By those who came before
The dream of a nation
Where freedom would endure
The work and prayers
Of centuries
Have brought us to this day
What shall be our legacy?
What will our children say?
Let them say of me
I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings
I received
Let me know in my heart
When my days are through
America
America
I gave my best to you
Each generation from the plains
To distant shore with the gifts
What they were given
Were determined
To leave more
Valiant battles fought together
Acts of conscience fought alone
These are the seeds
From which America has grown
Let them say of me
I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings
I received
Let me know in my heart
When my days are through
America
America
I gave my best to you
For those who think
They have nothing to share
Who fear in their hearts
There is no hero there
Know each quiet act
Of dignity is
That which fortifies
The soul of a nation
That never dies
Let them say of me
I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings
I received
Let me know in my heart
When my days are through
America
America
I gave my best to you