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September 9, 2015 | Threat News

China’s Nuclear Deterrence Strategy

Stratfor: Military watchers around the world eagerly anticipated China’s Sept. 3 military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II. It was the largest since at least 2009, when the Chinese Communist Party celebrated 60 years in power. The most notable weapons on display were… read more

September 8, 2015 | Threat News

(News Focus) N. Korea’s possible missile launch feared to hamper family reunions

Yonhap News: SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Yonhap) — South and North Korea’s deal to hold reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War is raising hopes for better ties, but the North’s possible missile launch is emerging as a factor risking the viability of the reunions, experts say. After marathon talks, South and North Korea… read more

September 8, 2015 | Threat News

A Stone’s Throw Away From Alaska: Russian Sub en Route to Kamchatka Base

Sputnik News: Russian Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky is set to join the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet in late September, a senior Navy representative said on Tuesday. Alexander Nevsky, the first nuclear submarine of the Borei-class, started a subglacial passage in mid-August from the Northern Fleet to the Pacific Fleet for permanent combat duty. It was expected to arrive at its… read more

September 4, 2015 | Threat News

China showcases advanced ballistic missiles at military parade

Washington Post: China unveiled a host of new military equipment at the country’s military parade Thursday in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s remarks portrayed China as an arbiter of peace. “Prejudice and discrimination, hatred and war can only cause disaster and… read more

September 2, 2015 | Threat News

Brookes: Iran, North Korea a match made in nuke heaven

Boston Herald: Of the myriad of mind-blowing flaws contained in the Iran nuclear deal — a subject that has dominated the foreign policy debate across the country this summer — there’s one angle that hasn’t gotten enough attention. It’s the possibility that Iran could outsource its nuclear program. In other words, Tehran could play along… read more

September 1, 2015 | Threat News

Russia says Iran’s S-300 lawsuit impedes deliveries of missile defense systems

Trend News Agency: Moscow is waiting for Tehran to withdraw its lawsuit over the non-delivery of the S-300 missile defense systems before starting to work on supplying Iran with the equipment, a high-ranking Russian governmental source told journalists in Moscow Monday, Irna reported. In 2007, Russia and Iran signed an $800-million deal for the delivery… read more

August 31, 2015 | Threat News

Military parade to lift curtain on China’s ‘game-changing’ missiles, fighter fleet

CNN: (CNN)On Thursday, 12,000 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops, between 100 – 200 aircraft and about 500 pieces of military equipment will participate in a military parade in the Chinese capital commemorating the 70th anniversary of the surrender of regional rival Japan to end World War II. The parade is designed to send various messages… read more

August 28, 2015 | Threat News

What Japan’s Defense White Paper Says About North Korea

The Diplomat: The 2015 defense white paper, compiled by the Japanese Ministry of Defense titled “Defense of Japan 2015,” highlights Tokyo’s growing concern over the radicalization of North Korea’s military in the face of Kim Jong-un’s personnel politics, including  the dismissal of a number of senior military officers and the execution of Vice-Chairman Jang Song-thaek. “This in… read more

August 25, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Test Fires Topol Ballistic Missile

Space Daily: Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces on Saturday launched a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile to test its advanced components and technical characteristics, the forces’ press service said. The RS-12M Topol (NATO reporting name SS-25 Sickle) is a single-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile that has a maximum range of 10,000 kilometers (6,125 miles) and can carry a… read more

August 25, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Engages in Military Drills on Europe’s Doorstep

The Diplomat: Russia and its military partners across Asia have been busy practicing. While the Russian Navy is engaging in exercises with China in the Sea of Japan (which The Diplomat’s Franz-Stefan Gady covered here), its air force has been exercising with units from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Collective Security Treaty… read more

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