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June 8, 2016 | Other News

North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs – U.S. official

Reuters: North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions. The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had “indications” that Pyongyang has reactivated a plant to… read more

June 8, 2016 | Other News

Northrop Grumman Wins $600 Million Ballistic Missile Defense Support Contract

Defense world.net: Northrop Grumman has won a modification contract worth $600 million to provide Missile Defense Agency and Department of Defense with enterprise-level technical integration and Ballistic Missile Defense System-(BMDS) level operational integration products and services. Under this modification, the contractor will also support the definition, development, and test and evaluation of integrated missile defense… read more

June 7, 2016 | Other News

India Gets Big Boost Today In Bid For Nuclear Suppliers Group

New Delhi Television News The members of the Missile TechnologyControl Regime (MTCR), a key anti-proliferation grouping, have agreed to admit India, diplomats said, in a win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he meets President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday. Admission to the MTCR would open the way for India to buy high-end missile… read more

June 7, 2016 | Other News

Kim Jong Un too ‘young and impulsive’: South Korean Defense Minister

CNN: Young, rash and impulsive. A frank assessment of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by South Korean Defense Minister Han Minkoo. Speaking exclusively to CNN on the sidelines of a defense forum in Singapore, Han says it’s a combination that concerns him greatly. “Kim Jong Un was just 27 when he came to power… read more

June 7, 2016 | Other News

Operation Manitou: HMAS Perth on first Middle East mission with anti-ship missile defence upgrade

Western Australia News: THERE were emotional scenes at Fleet Base West this morning as family and friends gathered to say goodbye to members of HMAS Perth which set sail for its first mission abroad. The 192 personnel are headed to the Middle East as part of Operation Manitou. Perth’s Commanding Officer Captain Ivan Ingham said… read more

June 7, 2016 | Other News

North Korea’s Musudan Missile: An Evolving Threat – Analysis

Eurasia Review: North Korea’s recent failures to launch intermediate range missiles should not be derided prematurely. Pyongyang has the time and political will to refine its Musudan missile into a viable threat. By Nah Liang Tuang* North Korea’s failed tests of its intermediate range Musudan missile may give anti-Pyongyang regime watchers a sense of Schadenfreude… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

North Korea: Four times unlucky, or just foolish?

CNN: North Korea recently did something it has never done before: it tried to launch a new missile four times in two months, and failed every time. At least once they even destroyed the launch platform, only to try again from a new site. The Musudan missile isn’t really “new.” It showed up in North… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

China’s Mighty Missile Arsenal: The 21st-Century Kamikaze?

The National Interest: Like an urban dweller fearful of muggers around every corner, the U.S. Navy is now contemplating a grim future where no neighborhood is safe. Whether it operates in the South China Sea, the Baltic or the Persian Gulf, the Navy has to reckon on salvos of deadly antiship missiles. When even an… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

NATO uses missile defense to play catch-up with Russia

Reuters: Poland is about to host the largest multinational military exercises on its territory in more than a decade. The Anakonda-16 exercises, involving 25,000 troops from more than 20 countries, are intended to showcase the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s unity and speed one month before the alliance’s summit in Warsaw. The U.S. Army will play… read more

June 6, 2016 | Other News

US Guided Missile Destroyer Porter to Enter Black Sea

Sputnik: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The USS Porter, a guided-missile destroyer, will enter the Black Sea on Monday for bilateral exercises with partner navies, the US Naval Forces press office said Saturday. “The ship’s operations in the Black Sea are meant to enhance maritime security and stability, readiness, and naval capability with our allies and partners,” the press statement read. Read Full Article… read more

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