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October 3, 2017 | Other News

Palestinians react to opening of first US military base in Israel

Al-Monitor: The United States and Israel announced Sept. 18 the establishment of the first permanent US-Israeli military base in the Negev desert, in southern Israel. Despite the long-term military cooperation between the United States and Israel, the establishment of the first US military base inside Israeli territory takes military cooperation with Israel to a whole… read more

October 2, 2017 | Other News

After String Of Collisions, Navy Will Broadcast Ship Coordinates In Busy Waters

NPR: In the wake of deadly collisions between U.S. warships and commercial vessels, the Navy is issuing new orders that instruct its commanders operating in congested waterways to switch on an identifying beacon to help avoid crashes. That system, known as Automatic Identification System, or AIS, has been around for some 20 years and has long… read more

September 29, 2017 | Other News

US might be forced to destroy a North Korean missile over Russian airspace if Kim Jong-un’s regime declares war

Daily Mail: The US could be forced to intercept a North Korean missile over Russian airspace if Kim Jong-un’s regime attempts to strike its arch-foe. Any missile fired at the US by the totalitarian dictatorship would most likely fly over the North Pole and may even have to be destroyed over Russia itself. General Lori… read more

September 29, 2017 | Other News

Why Russia Fears America’s Missile Defenses

The National Interest: In recent weeks, Russia has conducted a number of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests with experimental payloads that are designed to penetrate advanced missile defenses. The idea is to ensure that Russian nuclear weapons can reach their targets even in the event that their targets are protected by a missile shield—even if… read more

September 27, 2017 | Other News

US Navy Awards Contract for New Ballistic Missile Subs

The Diplomat: U.S. defense contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $5.1 billion contract to undertake detailed design work for the U.S. Navy’s new Columbia-class of ballistic missile submarines, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on September 21. According to the DoD, Electric Boat, the primary builder of submarines for the U.S. Navy, “is being… read more

September 22, 2017 | Other News

USS Fitzgerald Repair Will Take More Than a Year; USS John S. McCain Fix Could Be Shorter

USNI News: THE PENTAGON – Repairs to the stricken guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) will take more than a year to complete but those to USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) may take less time, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said on Wednesday. Speaking to a group of reporters, Spencer said it would be… read more

September 21, 2017 | Other News

Trudeau weighs calls to join ballistic missile defence

The Star: OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cracked open the door to joining the U.S. ballistic missile defence program, reversing Canada’s long-standing opposition in the face of North Korea’s new capabilities to strike North America. Trudeau said Tuesday that North Korea’s “reckless behaviour” is a threat to global peace. For months, North Korean President Kim… read more

September 21, 2017 | Other News

Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach

Reuters: MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia is “extremely concerned” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Lavrov’s comments, made to Russian reporters at the United Nations in New York and published by his ministry… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

China, Russia Helped North Korea’s Missile Program

TruNews: U.S. officials are certain the rocket fuel used by North Korea in its Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles came from China and Russia, and now it may be too late to stop Kim Jong-un’s advances. This fuel, unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine, or UDMH, is extremely expensive to manufacture but is appealing for use in military rockets… read more

September 19, 2017 | Other News

Israel Shoots Down Iranian-made Hezbollah Drone Over Syria Border

Haaretz: The Israel Defense Forces shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on Tuesday afternoon after the drone entered the demilitarized zone along the border between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights. The Israel Air Force’s aerial defense command fired a Patriot missile and destroyed the drone. The interception of the drone took… read more

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