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February 26, 2016 | Threat News

Aim of Draft U.N. Sanctions: Decisive Squeeze on North Korea

The Wall Street Journal: SEOUL—New draft United Nations sanctions on North Korea target a much wider range of Pyongyang’s sources of revenue and weapons technology than previous U.N. penalties against the country. They also seek to tackle a critical flaw in past sanctions packages: failure by U.N. member states to police the directives. A panel… read more

February 26, 2016 | Threat News

Nuclear Deal in Place, Iran Is Testing New Missiles and Doubling Down in Syria

Foreign Policy: During festivities this month marking the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution, officials publicly displayed a mock-up of the country’s latest rocket, the Simorgh. Designed to launch a satellite into space, it bears a striking resemblance to the rocket North Korea just used for its own satellite launch, reinforcing concerns that Tehran is working… read more

February 25, 2016 | Threat News

Fifty Saudi Soldiers killed by Yemeni missile

Albawaba News: Yemeni forces have killed at least 50 Saudi troops, including commanders, in a ballistic missile attack in the country’s northern Jawf province. Yemeni forces, backed by Popular Committees loyal to the Houthi rebels, targeted a Saudi military installation in Beir al-Maraziq region with a Qaher 1 ballistic missile in the early hours of… read more

February 24, 2016 | Threat News

Kim Jong-un threatens to bomb South Korean president’s home

The Telegraph: North Korea has threatened to carry out a “pre-emptive strike” against the Blue House, the official residence of the South Korean president, and US military bases in the Asia-Pacific region. “All our strategic and tactical means of striking will be mobilised to carry out pre-emptive, just operations”, the Supreme Command of the Korean… read more

February 24, 2016 | Threat News

U.S., China nearing deal on North Korea sanctions

United Press International: WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) — North Korea denuclearization could preclude the need to deploy a U.S. anti-missile defense system in South Korea, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks with China on regional issues. Kerry made the remarks Tuesday regarding the THAAD system during a joint news conference with Chinese… read more

February 24, 2016 | Threat News

Belarus deployed advanced S-300 missile defense system near NATO borders

Business Insider: Belarus has partially converted the S-200 surface-to-air missile site at Polatsk to support the highly capable S-300 system, commercial satellite imagery reveals. As NATO beefs up contingency planning for the Baltic States in order to deter any potential aggression, plans for a Joint Regional Air Defense system between Belarus and Russia continue to… read more

February 23, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea warns against U.S., South Korea military exercises

Reuters: North Korea warned on Tuesday of harsh retaliation against South Korea and its ally the United States, which are preparing for annual joint military exercises next month amid heightened tensions following the North’s nuclear test and rocket launch. The North calls the annual exercises preparations for war and routinely vows to retaliate. “All the… read more

February 23, 2016 | Threat News

The Overlooked Iranian Missile Threat

The Wall Street Journal Iran’s brazen tests of ballistic missiles in recent months highlight a glaring failure of its nuclear agreement with Western powers, agreed to only months ago. But the focus on Tehran’s ballistic missiles overlooks an important point: Iran already possesses cruise missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. Neither the nuclear agreement,… read more

February 22, 2016 | Threat News

N. Korea displays mockup of KN-08 missile at flower exhibit

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Yonhap) — North Korea displayed mockups of its KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile at a flower exhibit in Pyongyang, a North Korean propaganda website showed Saturday, in what could be an attempt to show off its military prowess amid tensions with the outside world over its nuclear and missile programs.… read more

February 22, 2016 | Threat News

Russia’s Monster Battlecruisers Are Getting Hypersonic Anti-Ship Missiles

The National Interest: The Russian Navy is set to upgrade its nuclear-powered Project 11442 Kirov-class battlecruiser Pyotr Veliky with a new hypersonic anti-ship cruise missile. The new Mach 5.0-capable 3M22 Zircon missiles would replace the ship’s existing 390-mile range P-700 Granit supersonic anti-ship missiles. “The Pyotr Veliky will start repairs in the third or fourth… read more

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