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February 2, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea to launch satellite this month, U.N. agency says

(CNN)North Korea has indicated that it will launch a satellite sometime between February 8-25, a United Nations agency said Tuesday — a launch that has drawn U.S. concerns because of the rocket that would be used. North Korea told the International Telecommunications Agency on Tuesday that it intends to launch an earth observation satellite, ITU… read more

February 2, 2016 | Threat News

Japan Deploys Patriot Missiles in Downtown Tokyo

Popular Mechanics: Japan’s Self Defense Forces deployed a Patriot missile launcher in downtown Tokyo over the weekend, asNorth Korea reportedly gears up for a missile launch. The  launcher, deployed among a maze of high-rise office buildings and parked outside the Ministry of Defense headquarters, will function as a last-ditch defense should a missile head towards Japan’s capital. The… read more

February 1, 2016 | Threat News

Tokyo protected by Patriot missile interceptors amid North Korea threat

International Business Times: The Japanese army has set up missile interceptors in Tokyo to protect the capital, amid ongoing speculation that next-door North Korea may conduct a long-range missile launch. The ground-based Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) units have been placed in several parts of Japan besides being stationed in Tokyo. The Japanese defence ministry has… read more

February 1, 2016 | Threat News

Iran says it has ‘doubled’ efforts to develop ballistic missiles

Tehran has doubled its efforts to develop its ballistic missile capabilities in reaction to US attempts to stop it, a top Iranian commander said Saturday. “We doubled our activities and the American demands from Iran had an opposite result,” the country’s Press TV quoted Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ (IRGC)… read more

February 1, 2016 | Threat News

Houthis’ Ballistic Missile Attack Kills Dozens of Saudi Coalition Personnel

Yemen’s Houthi rebels carried out a rocket attack on Saudi-led coalition forces stationed at the Al Anad air base in the Lahij governorate, killing and injuring dozens of service personnel, a Yemeni military source told Sputnik on Sunday. “Ambulances took those killed and injured to Al Houta and Aden. Most of those killed were Yemenis newly conscripted into the government’s army and Sudanese servicemen… read more

January 29, 2016 | Threat News

Thirty countries building BALLISTIC missiles capable of carrying NUCLEAR bomb, warns Nato

Express: More than 30 countries have or are building ballistic missiles capable of firing a nuclear warhead thousands of miles across the globe, Nato has warned. The stark warning from the head of the world’s most powerful military alliance comes in the wake of fresh H-bomb tests by North Korea and boasts by Islamic State… read more

January 28, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo

Reuters: North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as within a week, Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official. The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch, based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North’s Tongchang-ri missile test site… read more

January 28, 2016 | Threat News

John Kerry Urges China to Curb North Korea’s Nuclear Pursuits

The New York Times: BEIJING — Secretary of State John Kerry warned China on Wednesday that North Korea was moving ahead with an effort to manufacture a nuclear weapon small enough to fit atop a long-range missile that could reach American shores, and said the United States “will do what is necessary to protect the people… read more

January 27, 2016 | Threat News

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Iran for Ballistic Missile Program

The Leader Call: The nuclear deal saw an end to years of painful economic sanctions on Iran but Washington on Sunday announced new financial measures against Tehran’s ballistic missile program. “The missile programme has never been created to carry nuclear weapons. We are pleased to see that Iran released four other Americans, and our hope… read more

January 27, 2016 | Threat News

US Admiral Warns of China’s and Russia’s Growing Space Weapons Arsenal

Speaking last week at an event hosted by the Center for a New American Security, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, struck a familiar tone when warning about Russia’s and China’s burgeoning space warfare capabilities. “Once thought of as a sanctuary, space is more congested, contested, and competitive than ever, and it… read more

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