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Video: Griffin missile launches from patrol ship, blasts target, goes operational

The US Navy’s Mark 60 Griffin missile system was declared operational March 25 after successful live-fire tests from patrol coastal (PC) ships assigned to the Fifth Fleet. The weapon gives the small PCs a punch they’ve sorely lacked. This newly-released Navy video shows Griffin launches from tests on March 20 and 21, along with the…

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond (right). (Putin: ALEXEY NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images, Hammond: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

What’s Russia’s Next Move? Seeing Inside Putin’s Head

World leaders have no clue what Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move is following Moscow’s invasion and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. Putin has massed more than 20,000 troops on Russia’s border with Ukraine. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu told US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel last week that Moscow had no plans to send the troops…