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September 18, 2015 | Threat News

U.S. says more sanctions a possible response to any North Korea launch

Reuters: A senior U.S. defense official said on Thursday that additional sanctions were a possible response to any North Korea missile launch and the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said he favored deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea. Assistant Secretary of Defense David Shear and Admiral Harry Harris made the… read more

September 17, 2015 | Threat News

Syria conflict: Israeli and US alarm as Russia gives Assad regime anti-aircraft missile system

The Independent: The United States and Israel have voiced concern about Russia’s intentions in Syria amid signs that Moscow and the West are being sucked further into the conflict. The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will visit Russia next week to ask President Vladimir Putin about his reported plans to deploy advanced ground-to-air missiles to… read more

September 16, 2015 | Threat News

AFA 2015: Russia has closed air power gap with NATO, US warns

IHS Jane’s 360: Russia’s military modernization has diminished NATO’s air superiority in Europe, US Air Force (USAF) General Frank Gorenc, the commander of US Air Forces in Europe and Africa, said during the Air Force Association’s annual symposium on 14 September. “They have closed the gap,” Gen Gorenc, also the chief of Allied Air Command,… read more

September 16, 2015 | Threat News

Commander: IRGC Owns Unique Ballistic Missile

Tasnim News: “We possess a unique ballistic missile that, perhaps, only Russia and the US have, and it is almost impossible to counter this missile,” Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a television talk show. Highlighting the IRGC’s military capabilities, the commander said there are “no limits to launching whatever number of missiles at the… read more

September 16, 2015 | Threat News

Impasse Over U.S.-Russia Nuclear Treaty Hardens As Washington Threatens ‘Countermeasures’

Radio Free Europe: WASHINGTON — Russia risks provoking “military and economic countermeasures” if it continues to stonewall over a U.S. accusation that it violated a bedrock of nuclear arms control, the United States’ lead arms-control negotiator says. The comments by Rose Gottemoeller, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, highlight the seriousness that… read more

September 15, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea warns U.S. it’s ready to use nuclear weapons ‘any time’

CNN: In its latest bout of saber rattling, North Korea says it is ready to use nuclear weapons against the United States and other foes if they pursue “their reckless hostile policy” toward Kim Jong Un’s regime. In a statement carried by the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency on Tuesday, an atomic energy official… read more

September 14, 2015 | Threat News

Nuke test, missile launch by N. Korea may lead to loudspeaker broadcasts

The Korea Herald: A nuclear test or a test-launch of long-range missiles by North Korea would constitute an “abnormal situation,” in which South Korea would be compelled to resume its loudspeaker broadcasts against the North under a recent inter-Korean deal, the chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Friday. “North Korea’s nuclear test… read more

September 11, 2015 | Threat News

NK may launch long-range missile around its anniversary: Seoul

Yonhap News: SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — The Defense Ministry said Thursday that North Korea may launch a long-range missile on the occasion of a key anniversary next month as the North is seen as having completed the upgrade of a missile launch facility. Speculation is rampant that North Korea is expected to launch a… read more

September 11, 2015 | Threat News

Tochka-U Missile Systems to Deploy to Southern Russia for Drills

Sputnik News: Tochka-U short-range ballistic missile systems will be deployed in Russia’s Orenburg region as part of the snap combat-readiness drills ordered by the country’s President Vladimir Putin. As part of the ongoing snap combat readiness exercises being conducted by the troops of Russia’s central military district, Tochka-U short-range tactical missile systems will be deployed in the country’s Orenburg… read more

September 11, 2015 | Threat News

Russia to Launch Bulava Missiles From Subs in Series of Tests

Sputnik News: Russia will carry out a series of new test launches of sea-based Bulava ballistic missile in October-November 2015, a source in Navy Main Headquarters said on Wednesday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The first single-missile launch will be carried out from the Vladimir Monomakh strategic submarine, while the second will be a two-missile salvo from the Alexander Nevsky… read more

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