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April 7, 2015 | Threat News

How Threatening Are China’s Missiles?

The Diplomat: Last week, Evan Braden Montgomery, a researcher at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, a breeding ground of Andy Marshall acolytes (see: “Is the Pentagon’s Andrew Marshall the Leo Strauss of Military Analysis”),  testified in front of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on what they dubbed “managing China’s missile threat.” Montgomery provided… read more

April 7, 2015 | Threat News

S. Korea Watching for Possible North Korea Missile Launch

Voice of America: South Korea said its military remains vigilant against a possible missile launch by North Korea following media reports that Pyongyang might launch a ballistic missile before a planned visit to Seoul this week by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Citing a South Korean government source, the Yonhap News Agency Monday reported North… read more

April 7, 2015 | Threat News

China’s ‘New’ Carrier Killer Subs

The Diplomat: The Chinese Navy in in the process of commissioning three new nuclear-powered attack submarines, according to China Daily. The report, quoted on the website Defense Tech, furthermore notes that the new vessels will be equipped with a new vertical launching system capable of firing supersonic anti-ship missiles. The “new” SSNs are in fact, upgraded versions… read more

April 6, 2015 | Threat News

As Tensions With West Rise, Russia Increasingly Rattles Nuclear Saber

Wall Street Journal: MOSCOW—It wasn’t an ordinary Valentine’s Day for the students from across Russia arriving at a military institute outside Moscow. Their date was with a Topol, the intercontinental ballistic missile at the heart of the country’s nuclear arsenal. The new event was part of an initiative to promote careers in Russia’s missile forces,… read more

April 3, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea ‘test-fires missiles’

BBC: North Korea has test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast, say South Korean military officials. In a statement, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said the missiles had a range of about 140km (87 miles). They were fired from Dongchang-ri in the north of the country on Friday afternoon local… read more

April 2, 2015 | Threat News

More Russian nuclear submarines deployed in the Pacific

Russia and India Report: “The operational deployment of ballistic missiles and multipurpose nuclear submarines in the Pacific Ocean is maintained at a level that guarantees our nation’s safety. Moreover, between January 2014 and March 2015, deployment of submarines for operational duty has increased by almost 50% compared to 2013,” Chirkov said. “The level of deployment… read more

March 31, 2015 | Threat News

Russian Strategic Missile Forces to Begin Counter-Terrorist Exercise

Sputnik News: MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Strategic Missile Forces’ counter-terrorist exercise will start on Tuesday as part of inspection of the southeastern Orenburg Missile Army, the Defense Ministry’s press service said in a statement Monday. The complex inspection is carried out from March 30 to April 11 in line with the Strategic Missile Troops combat readiness training program. “During the inspection, special attention will be… read more

March 30, 2015 | Threat News

Official: Most Houthi missiles destroyed by Arab coalition

The Daily Sabah: Saudi-led airstrikes have destroyed “most” missile capabilities of the Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies, coalition spokesman General Ahmed Assiri said on Saturday. “We believe that we have destroyed most of these capabilities, but we will continue targeting these missiles wherever” they may be, he told reporters in Riyadh. Before the Houthis… read more

March 30, 2015 | Threat News

US Cites Growing N. Korea Long-Range Missile Threat

Voice of America: President Obama’s National Intelligence Director recently told the U.S. Congress that North Korea has made advancements toward developing a long-range ballistic missile that could reach the U.S. At the same time, a possible deployment of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea is being debated, but for officials in Seoul, these… read more

March 27, 2015 | Threat News

NATO says Syrian rocket landed outside current Patriot configuration in Turkey

Today’s Zaman: A NATO official has said a Syrian rocket that landed close to a Turkish military unit and slightly wounded five people on Wednesday was outside the areas covered by the current Patriot configuration in Turkey. The official also stressed the area where Patriots provide protection and the specific locations of their deployment were… read more

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