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January 13, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Drastically shortens preparation time for missile launches — media

ITAR-TASS North Korea has drastically shortened the time needed to prepare for missile launches by improving liquid fuel quality for ballistic missiles, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo daily has reported. The report said citing a government source that this could virtually incapacitate South Korea’s current missile defense system, which “used to be thought possible to detect… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

China’s Hypersonic Ambitions Prompt Thaad-ER Push

Aviation Week Lockheed Martin is hoping that the maturing threat of hypersonic re-entry vehicles from ambitious adversaries will spark interest in the company’s dormant plan to design a more powerful booster for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) air defense system. China last month confirmed it conducted what officials there say was the third test of… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

Data shows drop in U.S. nuclear arsenal, growth in Russia’s

MilitaryTimes The numbers of U.S. nuclear missiles, and deployed bombers, have continued to drop while Russia’s have climbed, according to a new U.S. State Department report on strategic weapons. The State Department every year releases a breakdown of the U.S. military’s nuclear arsenal to comply with the New START treaty with Russia. Under the treaty,… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Offers U.S. Deal to Halt Nuclear Test

New York Times SEOUL, South Korea —  North Korea said Saturday that it had told the United States that it would impose a temporary moratorium on nuclear tests if Washington canceled its joint annual military exercises with South Korea to help promote dialogue on the divided Korean Peninsula. The North proposed its “crucial step” in a message it delivered… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Overhauls Military Doctrine

DefenseNews WARSAW — Russia’s new military doctrine calls for a more aggressive stance toward NATO, boosting presence in the Arctic and strengthening cooperation with India and China. “Global developments at present stage are characterized by an increasing global competition, tensions in various interstate and interregional areas,” said the document, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin… read more

January 9, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Seems to Be Closer to Missile-Launching Submarine

New York Times North Korea has displayed its cyberattack capabilities and advances toward making nuclear warheads, the country’s adversaries say. Now, the North appears to have shown progress in fitting submarines with missile launchers. A report posted Thursday on the website of 38north, a prominent research group that focuses on North Korea, said commercial satellite… read more

January 7, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Boosting Ability to Attack South, U.S.

Bloomberg: North Korea has set up posts along its border with South Korea to be able to more quickly invade its neighbor, while also expanding its artillery and mechanized forces, according to South Korea’sDefense Ministry. Kim Jong Un’s regime is setting up “infiltration facilities” along the demilitarized zone dividing the countries to be able to… read more

January 7, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Has Made ‘Significant’ Advances in Nuclear Arms Program, South Says

NYT: SEOUL, South Korea — The Defense Ministry of South Korea said Tuesday that North Korea appeared to have made a “significant” advance toward making a nuclear warhead small enough to fit onto a long-range missile capable of reaching the West Coast of the United States. The ministry, which included the assessment in its latest… read more

January 6, 2015 | Threat News

N. Korea likely to conduct series of nuclear, missile tests this year: U.S. expert

Yonhap: The United States and South Korea should brace themselves for a series of nuclear and ballistic missile tests by North Korea this year, an American security expert said Monday, calling for the allies to further bolster joint capabilities to cope with North Korean threats. Victor Cha, chief Korea analyst at the Center for Strategic… read more

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