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June 11, 2018 | Other News

Sanctions Threat Fails To Frighten Russian S-400 Missile Defense System Buyers

Defense World: The United States efforts to dissuade its allies and partners from buying large defense systems from Russia using the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanction Act (CAATSA) seems to be running into a brick wall with India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia likely to go ahead with S-400 missile defense systems purchase from Moscow. The… read more

June 8, 2018 | Other News

The Threat of Nuclear Holocaust — Imminent but Preventable

Inside Sources: The third iteration of a U.S.-North Korean rapprochement with a third generation dictator is missing one thing: nuclear brinkmanship. While applying the maximum pressure of sanctions, President Trump has been willing to engage in one-on-one talks with Kim Jong-Un. On the other hand, Trump is far more confident of averting a nuclear doomsday scenario… read more

June 8, 2018 | Other News

Israeli Navy holds drill to defend economic vulnerabilities

Y Net News: The Israeli Navy completed an elaborated military exercise last week led by the Shayetet 3 missile boat unit. The exercise included two main scenarios simulating defense and offense far out at sea. During the exercise’s first part, a fighter jet simulated a missile strike on a gas rig. The threat was detected… read more

June 8, 2018 | Other News

Russian S-400 Defense Systems Minimize Turkey’s External Dependency – Minister

Sputnik: The interior minister noted that Turkey was currently unable to repel a missile attack on the country, and the Russian anti-missile systems would strengthen the Turkish air defense systems. Soylu added that the countries, which had refused to supply Turkey with advanced air defense systems wanted to undermine Turkey’s military capacity. In December, Russia and Turkey signed a loan… read more

June 7, 2018 | Other News

Turkey Threatens Retaliation If US Sanctions S-400 Missile Defence Purchase

Defense World: Turkey has vowed to retaliate if the United States sanctions Russian S-400 missile purchase, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during a diplomatic meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington early this week. “If the United States imposes sanctions on us or takes such a step, Turkey will absolutely retaliate,” Cavusoglu said… read more

June 7, 2018 | Other News

Navy begins annual Malabar exercise with India and Japan

Stars and Stripes: The Navy kicked off a nine-day training exercise with India and Japan one week after U.S. Pacific Command changed its name to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Malabar 2018 began Thursday on Guam and will continue through June 16, with naval ships, aircraft and personnel from the three countries training on land and sea.… read more

June 7, 2018 | Other News

Taiwan drills simulate repulsing Chinese assault on air base

Stars and Stripes: TAICHUNG, Taiwan — Taiwan’s military on Thursday simulated the repulsing of a Chinese airborne assault on a major air base, amid heighted tensions across the Taiwan Strait. The exercise at the sprawling Ching Chuan Kang force base near the central city of Taichung was part of an annual five-day live-firing exercise featuring… read more

June 7, 2018 | Other News

Is India Reviving a $500 Million Anti-Tank Guided Missile Deal With Israel?

The Diplomat: The Indian Army is expected to place an order for Israeli-made anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) as a “stop gap” measure before India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) can come up with an indigenous ATGM of its own within the next three years, a source familiar with the matter told Bloomberg News last… read more

June 7, 2018 | Other News

North Korea Razes Missile Test Facility Ahead of Meeting With Trump

The New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — Satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is razing some facilities used for testing one of its most dangerous missiles after its leader, Kim Jong-un, announced a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests, according to an analysis released this week. A “key missile test stand” that was… read more

June 7, 2018 | Other News

US Senate panel sets sights on Russia, China in major defense bill

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate began debate on the Armed Services Committee’s $716 billion annual defense policy bill Wednesday, which highlights the threats from Russia and China. The panel’s 2019 National Defense Authorization Act expresses a “sense of the Senate” for a broad, long-term strategy that includes helping European allies, “backed by all… read more

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