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April 15, 2015 | Threat News

Is there a new nuclear arms race?

BBC: The US could spend more than $1 trillion (£675bn) over the next 30 years modernising its arsenal of nuclear weapons. It wants to make them faster and more accurate. Other nuclear states are trying to do the same, raising questions about their commitment to disarm. Are we entering a new nuclear arms race? The… read more

April 13, 2015 | Threat News

Russia to conduct 8 aerial, missile drills in 2015

Press TV: Russia says its aerospace forces are scheduled to conduct eight aerial and missile maneuvers in the southern part of the country this year. “Overall, there will be eight Aerospace Defense Force drills in 2015 with air and missile defense units,” said Alexei Zolotukhin, the spokesman of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) on Sunday.… read more

April 10, 2015 | Threat News

Pentagon Chief: North Korea Missile Tests Reminder of Danger

Voice of America: U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has called the latest test-firing of short-range missiles by North Korea a “reminder” of the dangers on the Korean Peninsula and an affirmation of the need to show support of staunch allies in the region. “That’s the reason I’m going there,” he said. Speaking to reporters at… read more

April 9, 2015 | Threat News

US: N. Korean Nuclear ICBM Achievable

Defense News: WASHINGTON — US intelligence believes North Korea is capable of miniaturizing a nuclear weapon and putting it on its KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile, the head of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said Tuesday. It has been widely assumed that North Korea would look to develop the technology to place a nuclear… read more

April 9, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Missile Launches ‘Welcome’ Carter to South Korea

Bloomberg: U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived for talks in Seoul on Thursday after North Korea fired a pair of short-range missiles in the face of U.S.-South Korean military exercises. “If it was a welcoming message to me, I’m flattered,” Carter told reporters in Tokyo before flying to South Korea. The launches are “a… read more

April 8, 2015 | Threat News

Netanyahu Asks Why Iran Deal Ignores Nuclear Missile Program

Arutz Sheva: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu kept up his criticism of the framework nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, pointing out that it fails to address Tehran’s long-range missile arsenal that he argues is meant to enable a nuclear strike against Israel. “Why doesn’t the framework address Iran’s intercontinental ballistic missile program whose sole purpose is to carry nuclear payloads?” he asked on his… read more

April 8, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea has ’1,000 ballistic missiles’ that can reach Japan and South Korea

Japan Times: WASHINGTON – A group of U.S.-based researchers warned Tuesday that North Korea has some 1,000 ballistic missiles that can reach Japan and South Korea. The potential capability of delivering weapons further makes North Korea appear more advanced than other countries at a similarly early stage in the development of their nuclear arsenals, the… read more

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

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