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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

March 25, 2015 | Threat News

Dempsey: North Korea ‘Somewhat Predictable’ in Provocation

DoD News: ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, March 24, 2015 – North Korea is “somewhat predictable” in its provocation during the annual military exercises held between the United States and South Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the exercises are very important to ensure… read more

March 24, 2015 | Threat News

U.S. urges N.K. to abandon nuclear weapons after N.K. ambassador threatens nuclear strike

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, March 23 (Yonhap) — The United States urged North Korea on Monday to abide by its international obligations and give up its nuclear program after Pyongyang’s top envoy to London warned that the communist nation is prepared to fire nuclear missiles. The North’s ambassador, Hyon Hak-bong, made the remark in an interview… read more

March 23, 2015 | Threat News

The Real Iran Threat (Hint: It’s Not Nukes)

The National Interest: Why is the national debate now swirling around a prospective nuclear deal with Iran entirely missing a key point? Because it is all but ignoring a huge proverbial elephant that is not in the room but should be: Iran’s nuclear missile programs. These are part and parcel of what makes the Islamic… read more

March 23, 2015 | Threat News

Russia threatens to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield

Reuters: (Reuters) – Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile defense system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace. Denmark said in August it would contribute radar capacity on some of its warships to the missile shield, which the Western alliance says… read more

March 20, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea ready to strike US with nuclear missile ‘anytime’

International Business Times UK: North Korean officials have claimed the secretive regime has the capability of launching a nuclear missile at “anytime”, a development that if confirmed could have worrying implication for global security. It has been widely known that the Hermit Kingdom is able to build nuclear weapons, but it is unclear whether it… read more

March 19, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Targets NATO With Military Exercises

Stratfor: Russian military exercises, the latest in a series across the country, have taken on a threatening posture. While the most recent installment is not the largest exercise Russia has conducted, the areas involved and the forces included seem to have been deliberately chosen to send a warning to NATO; the exercise itself seems to… read more

March 17, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s Empty Nuclear Sabre-Rattling

The National Interest: As the Ukraine-Russia crisis deepened and West-Russia relations plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War, Moscow has rattled its nuclear saber. Russian strategic rocket forces have conducted an increased number of exercises, Bear bombers have probed the air defenses of NATO members, and Vladimir Putin has engaged in nuclear chest-thumping.… read more

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