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March 7, 2016 | Threat News

Philippines Seizes North Korean Ship

The Wall Street Journal: The Philippines has moved quickly to put into effect new United Nations’ sanctions on North Korea by seizing a cargo ship owned by Pyongyang. The ship, the Jin Teng, arrived on Friday at Subic Bay, a port northwest of Manila. Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Armand Balilo said on Sunday the ship… read more

March 7, 2016 | Threat News

The Intel Behind Whether North Korea Even Has a Nuclear Arsenal to Put on Alert

ABC News: Is Kim Jong-un’s order placing North Korea’s nuclear weapons ready for use at a moment’s notice to carry out preemptive attacks realistic? Does North Korea even have an arsenal of nuclear weapons? Do North Korea’s long-range missile and nuclear tests mean they have the capability to place a small nuclear device on such… read more

March 7, 2016 | Threat News

How China’s Transforming Military, Especially in Air, at Sea

The New York Times: BEIJING — Even though China says its military is growing at a relatively modest pace of about 7 percent this year, it is clear that the country is marching toward a top-to-bottom expansion and modernization of its forces. Here’s a look at how it’s been changing SHIFTING FOCUS While the land… read more

March 7, 2016 | Threat News

Report: Russia freezes delivery of S-300 missile defense to Iran

The Times of Israel: Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly froze the transfer of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran after receiving evidence from Israel that Tehran had transferred advanced weapons to Hezbollah. The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida published the unconfirmed report on Saturday, citing an unnamed source allegedly “familiar” with Putin. The source said that… read more

March 7, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea threatens US and S Korea with nuclear strikes

BBC: North Korea has threatened “indiscriminate” nuclear strikes on the US and South Korea as the two begin their largest ever military drills. The exercises, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, are an annual event and always generate tension. The order for a “pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice” was made in a statement put out by… read more

March 4, 2016 | Threat News

Russia to Launch Massive Ballistic Missile Test From Nuclear Subs

Haaretz: Russia is about to test-launch a volley of intercontinental ballistic missiles from nuclear-powered submarines, during an exercise to test the combat readiness of its nuclear deterrence forces, according to a report in the newspaper Izvestia. The missiles will include the new Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile, which is intended as the future cornerstone of Russia’s… read more

March 4, 2016 | Threat News

‘ISIL Missiles Could Bomb Portsmouth’

The Portsmouth News: Commander Graham Edmonds has claimed there are gaps in the UK’s missile defences – weaknesses he says could be exploited by Islamist extremists. But city council leader Donna Jones said there is nothing to worry about. ‘Britain has one of the most sophisticated and advanced militaries in the world,’ she told The… read more

March 4, 2016 | Threat News

Unpacking UNSC Resolution 2270 on North Korea

European Council on Foreign Relations: Sanctions have become a frequent tool in international relations – especially so for democracies, who fear the risks associated with outright military action, and even more for the United States, who have unique tools of investigation and compliance in their hands. This is, of course, not the case for countries… read more

March 4, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un threatens the ‘end’ for the South’s president

The Telegraph: North Korea’s leader has launched an unprecedented verbal assault on his counterpart in Seoul, threatening to bring about the “end” of South Korea’s president. The official media in Pyongyang routinely denounces President Park Geun-hye of South Korea, but this is the first time that Kim Jong-un himself has directly insulted his opposite number.… read more

March 4, 2016 | Threat News

Kim Jong-un orders North Korea’s nuclear arsenal on standby

The Telegraph: Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korea’s nuclear arsenal to be ready for pre-emptive use “anytime” following the UN security council’s adoption of tough new sanctions on Pyongyang. “We must always be ready to fire our nuclear warheads at any time,” Mr Kim was quoted as saying by the North’s official KCNA news agency… read more

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