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March 25, 2015 | Threat News

Dempsey: North Korea ‘Somewhat Predictable’ in Provocation

DoD News: ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, March 24, 2015 – North Korea is “somewhat predictable” in its provocation during the annual military exercises held between the United States and South Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the exercises are very important to ensure… read more

March 24, 2015 | Threat News

U.S. urges N.K. to abandon nuclear weapons after N.K. ambassador threatens nuclear strike

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, March 23 (Yonhap) — The United States urged North Korea on Monday to abide by its international obligations and give up its nuclear program after Pyongyang’s top envoy to London warned that the communist nation is prepared to fire nuclear missiles. The North’s ambassador, Hyon Hak-bong, made the remark in an interview… read more

March 23, 2015 | Threat News

The Real Iran Threat (Hint: It’s Not Nukes)

The National Interest: Why is the national debate now swirling around a prospective nuclear deal with Iran entirely missing a key point? Because it is all but ignoring a huge proverbial elephant that is not in the room but should be: Iran’s nuclear missile programs. These are part and parcel of what makes the Islamic… read more

March 23, 2015 | Threat News

Russia threatens to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield

Reuters: (Reuters) – Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO’s missile defense system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace. Denmark said in August it would contribute radar capacity on some of its warships to the missile shield, which the Western alliance says… read more

March 20, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea ready to strike US with nuclear missile ‘anytime’

International Business Times UK: North Korean officials have claimed the secretive regime has the capability of launching a nuclear missile at “anytime”, a development that if confirmed could have worrying implication for global security. It has been widely known that the Hermit Kingdom is able to build nuclear weapons, but it is unclear whether it… read more

March 19, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Targets NATO With Military Exercises

Stratfor: Russian military exercises, the latest in a series across the country, have taken on a threatening posture. While the most recent installment is not the largest exercise Russia has conducted, the areas involved and the forces included seem to have been deliberately chosen to send a warning to NATO; the exercise itself seems to… read more

March 17, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s Empty Nuclear Sabre-Rattling

The National Interest: As the Ukraine-Russia crisis deepened and West-Russia relations plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War, Moscow has rattled its nuclear saber. Russian strategic rocket forces have conducted an increased number of exercises, Bear bombers have probed the air defenses of NATO members, and Vladimir Putin has engaged in nuclear chest-thumping.… read more

March 16, 2015 | Threat News

Iran launches mass production of long-range anti-ship cruise missile

RT: Iran has announced the mass production of Ghadir, a long-range anti-warship cruise missile. The homegrown missile reportedly features great precision, high destructive power and the ability to fly at low altitudes. “Today, we are simultaneously witnessing the launch of the mass production line and the delivery of this strategic and effective missile in the… read more

March 16, 2015 | Threat News

Iran to Jack Up Missile Arsenal

Sputnik News: Iran plans to replace its existing missile arsenal with a new generation of missiles next year, the country’s top military commander announced earlier this week. Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced plans to replace the  Fateh, Qiyam and Qadr missile series with a new generation of missiles… read more

March 13, 2015 | Threat News

Northcom Chief Discusses Threats to Homeland

DOD: WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 – The most dangerous threats to the U.S. homeland include transnational criminal networks, homegrown violent extremists and cyberattacks, Navy Adm. William E. Gortney told a Senate panel today. The commander of U.S. Northern Command and of North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee… read more