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April 20, 2016 | Threat News

China Flight Tests New Multiple-Warhead Missile

The Washington Free Beacon: China conducted another flight test of its newest and longest-range intercontinental ballistic missile last week amid growing tensions with the United States over the South China Sea. Pentagon officials told the Free Beacon the flight test of the new road-mobile DF-41 missile took place Tuesday with two multiple, independently targetable reentry… read more

April 18, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea May Be Preparing Another Nuclear Test, South Says

The New York Times: President Park Geun-hye of South Korea reported unspecified signs on Monday that North Korea may be preparing for another underground nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions. Although Ms. Park did not say what those signs were, the South Korean news media, citing anonymous government sources, reported over the weekend… read more

April 15, 2016 | Threat News

Concern over North Korea’s weapon capabilities on the rise

CNN: There’s real concern among U.S. officials, and analysts, that another provocative move by North Korea’s leader is imminent. CNN has learned, America’s intelligence and military leaders are watching Kim Jong Un with growing unease, fearing the young North Korean leader – with questionable stability and a penchant for violence – may have now perfected… read more

April 15, 2016 | Threat News

South Korea: North Korea missile launch failed

CNN: North Korea attempted to fire a missile from its eastern coast Friday, but the launch ended in failure, according to South Korean and U.S. officials. South Korea’s military did not specify what sort of missile was part of the test. The attempt involved an intermediate-range Musudan missile, according to South Korean media reports. The… read more

April 14, 2016 | Threat News

N. Korea Deploys Musudan Missile For Possible Launch Around Birthday Event

Yonhap: SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) — North Korea has deployed one or two Musudan mid-range ballistic missiles to near the eastern port city of Wonsan for a possible launch to mark its founding father’s birthday this week, government sources said Thursday. “North Korea has been detected to have deployed a Musudan missile(s) in the vicinity… read more

April 14, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Missile Capabilities Increasing: U.S. Defense Officials

Reuters: U.S. intelligence believes North Korea’s ability to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile is low, but its capabilities will increase, making continued investment in missile defense essential, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. North Korea has publicized a series of tests of its weapons technology since detonating its fourth nuclear bomb on… read more

April 14, 2016 | Threat News

Russian Fighters Buzz U.S. Navy Warship

Politico: COLD WAR 2.0 — RUSSIAN FIGHTER JETS AND A HELICOPTER REPEATEDLY BUZZ U.S. NAVY WARSHIP: The Wall Street Journal has more here on the aggressive Russian maneuvers in the Baltic Sea: “Russian warplanes and a military helicopter repeatedly buzzed a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea over two days this week, flying to… read more

April 13, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea Slams US-South Korea Drills, Report Says Pyongyang May Launch Mobile Ballistic Missile

International Business Times: North Korea again blamed the United States for the increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula due to its joint military drills with South Korea, in a statement Wednesday. Meanwhile, according to CNN, Pyongyang may be preparing to launch a mobile ballistic missile for the first time that could reach the U.S. The Kim… read more

April 12, 2016 | Threat News

U.S. sources: Signs of North Korea mobile ballistic missile launch

CNN: U.S. intelligence satellites have spotted signs that North Korea may be preparing for an unprecedented launch of a mobile ballistic missile which could potentially hit portions of the U.S., CNN has learned. Two U.S. officials told CNN that if the regime proceeds with a launch, the latest assessments are the most likely scenario is… read more

April 12, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea close to fielding missile that could hit Washington: analyst

The Japan Times: North Korea made a “significant step forward” with a test last week of a new rocket engine that could propel a nuclear warhead to New York or Washington, a report released Monday said. The influential North Korea-focused website 38 North said images that Pyongyang released on April 9 showing a static jet… read more

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