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April 6, 2015 | Threat News

As Tensions With West Rise, Russia Increasingly Rattles Nuclear Saber

Wall Street Journal: MOSCOW—It wasn’t an ordinary Valentine’s Day for the students from across Russia arriving at a military institute outside Moscow. Their date was with a Topol, the intercontinental ballistic missile at the heart of the country’s nuclear arsenal. The new event was part of an initiative to promote careers in Russia’s missile forces,… read more

April 3, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea ‘test-fires missiles’

BBC: North Korea has test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast, say South Korean military officials. In a statement, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the missiles had a range of about 140km (87 miles). They were fired from Dongchang-ri in the north of the country on Friday afternoon local… read more

April 2, 2015 | Threat News

More Russian nuclear submarines deployed in the Pacific

Russia and India Report: “The operational deployment of ballistic missiles and multipurpose nuclear submarines in the Pacific Ocean is maintained at a level that guarantees our nation’s safety. Moreover, between January 2014 and March 2015, deployment of submarines for operational duty has increased by almost 50% compared to 2013,” Chirkov said. “The level of deployment… read more

March 31, 2015 | Threat News

Russian Strategic Missile Forces to Begin Counter-Terrorist Exercise

Sputnik News: MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Strategic Missile Forces’ counter-terrorist exercise will start on Tuesday as part of inspection of the southeastern Orenburg Missile Army, the Defense Ministry’s press service said in a statement Monday. The complex inspection is carried out from March 30 to April 11 in line with the Strategic Missile Troops combat readiness training program. “During the inspection, special attention will be… read more

March 30, 2015 | Threat News

Official: Most Houthi missiles destroyed by Arab coalition

The Daily Sabah: Saudi-led airstrikes have destroyed “most” missile capabilities of the Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies, coalition spokesman General Ahmed Assiri said on Saturday. “We believe that we have destroyed most of these capabilities, but we will continue targeting these missiles wherever” they may be, he told reporters in Riyadh. Before the Houthis… read more

March 30, 2015 | Threat News

US Cites Growing N. Korea Long-Range Missile Threat

Voice of America: President Obama’s National Intelligence Director recently told the U.S. Congress that North Korea has made advancements toward developing a long-range ballistic missile that could reach the U.S. At the same time, a possible deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is being debated, but for officials in Seoul, these… read more

March 27, 2015 | Threat News

NATO says Syrian rocket landed outside current Patriot configuration in Turkey

Today’s Zaman: A NATO official has said a Syrian rocket that landed close to a Turkish military unit and slightly wounded five people on Wednesday was outside the areas covered by the current Patriot configuration in Turkey. The official also stressed the area where Patriots provide protection and the specific locations of their deployment were… read more

March 26, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Successfully Test-Fires RS-26 Ballistic Missile

Sputnik News: Russia carried out a successful test-firing of an RS-26 Rubezh ballistic missile from its southern Kapustin Yar launch center, a military representative said. The missile’s dummy warhead hit its target at the Sary Shagan range in Kazakhstan just minutes after takeoff from the Kapustin Yar rocket launch and development site in the southern Astrakhan region on March 18, Kommersant… read more

March 26, 2015 | Threat News

Iran to Test Intercontinental Ballistic Missile in 2015 – US Defense Agency

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US ground-based interceptors based in Fort Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are sufficient to protect the United States homeland against “the future Iranian ICBM threat should it emerge,” Syring stated. “The DIA’s assessment is that Iran is capable of flight-testing an ICBM in 2015,” Syring told members of the US Senate Armed… read more

March 25, 2015 | Threat News

How Worried Should Seoul Be About North Korea’s Missiles?

The Diplomat: Seoul has been wrestling with the question of whether to support the deployment of the U.S.-backed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system (THAAD) in South Korea. Given that the main reason for deploying THAAD in South Korea is ostensibly to handle possible future missile attacks from North Korea, it’s worth asking the… read more

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