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April 24, 2015 | Threat News

Russia won’t supply S-300 missile to Iran soon, minister says

Jerusalem Post: MOSCOW – Supplying Iran with Russian S-300 missile defense systems is not a matter of the nearest future, TASS news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry official as saying on Thursday. “It is more important that a political and legal decision, which opens up such a possibility, is taken,” Sergei Ryabkov, a deputy foreign… read more

April 24, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea’s missiles are no longer a punchline

MarketWatch: Until recently, the reliability of North Korea’s missiles was so sketchy that the country’s arsenal had little use other than to serve as a punchline. But it appears that within the past few years, the country has made significant strides and may now have the capability to hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear-enabled… read more

April 24, 2015 | Threat News

Iranian missiles and the eastern U.S.: How big a threat?

PolitiFact: Everyone’s been talking about the potential nuclear deal with Iran. Largely absent in the discussion, however, is the question of whether Iran could actually aim one at the United States’ homeland. During a recent gathering of potential Republican presidential candidates in in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took that issue head-on. “Iran is… read more

April 23, 2015 | Threat News

China Warns North Korean Nuclear Threat Is Rising

Wall Street Journal: China’s top nuclear experts have increased their estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons production well beyond most previous U.S. figures, suggesting Pyongyang can make enough warheads to threaten regional security for the U.S. and its allies. The latest Chinese estimates, relayed in a closed-door meeting with U.S. nuclear specialists, showed that North… read more

April 23, 2015 | Threat News

Bill Seeks Info on Russian Missile Sales

Defense News: WASHINGTON — A House bill would restrict the Pentagon’s ability to purchase space launch services from Russian companies, while seeking to shore up missile defenses in Europe and at home. The House Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces subpanel on Wednesday released its version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and it… read more

April 22, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s Massive Military Buildup in Asia

The National Interest: Russia has doubled the number of S-400 air defense system it deploys in its far east region as part of a larger military buildup in the region. Reports in Russian state-media, citing the Russian Defense Ministry, say that Moscow has deployed yet another S-400 missile defense system to the Kamchatka Peninsula; according… read more

April 21, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s Sale of the S-300 to Iran Will Shift Military Balance Across the Middle East

Council on Foreign Relations: It’s been widely reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to sell the Russian-made S-300 missile system to Iran. This sale has been planned for years, but it was put on hold in 2010 when the U.N. Security Council adopted Resolution 1929. Although this resolution did not specifically prohibit the… read more

April 21, 2015 | Threat News

How Iran Fooled the United States

The National Interest: The recent interim framework struck by the United States, its partners, and Iran in Lausanne has generated a tremendous amount of commentary from both supporters and opponents of the deal. Unfortunately, little of that commentary has focused on what Iran was trying to achieve in these negotiations. Looking at the framework the… read more

April 17, 2015 | Threat News

US General Tells Senate North Korea Can Hit US With Nuclear ICBM News: The U.S. commander in South Korea said Thursday that he believes North Korea has the ability to fit a nuclear warhead to a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. “I believe they’ve had the time and the capability to miniaturize” a nuclear weapon to arm North Korea’s new KN-08 intercontinental ballistic… read more

April 15, 2015 | Threat News

Russian Nuclear Submarine: Navy Fleet Grows With New Ballistic Missile Vessel

International Business Times: Russia has added a nuclear-powered submarine to its navy forces, bringing the total number of Borei-class nuclear ballistic missile submarines in its fleet to four, the Russian news agency Tass reported Tuesday. The Defense Ministry is expected to build another 11 nuclear submarines by 2020 despite concerns about the navy’s questionable underwater safety… read more

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