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March 13, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Fires Missiles Into Sea Again, South Says

AP: North Korea has test-fired seven short-range missiles into the sea, South Korean officials said Friday, in the latest such launches during ongoing South Korea-U.S. military drills. The surface-to-air missiles launched late Thursday flew into waters off the country’s eastern coast, said a South Korean defense official who requested anonymity because of official policy. A… read more

March 9, 2015 | Threat News

Iran unveils new land-based cruise missile system amid nuclear talks

UPI: TEHRAN, March 8 (UPI) — Iran revealed a new land-based, long-range missile system on Sunday, three days after its foreign minister said negotiations with the United States involving Iran’s nuclear program “have made good progress.” The “Soumar,” a cruise missile system capable of hitting land targets up to 1,500 miles away, was unveiled in… read more

March 6, 2015 | Threat News

U.S. says North Korea nuclear and missile work ‘of great concern’

Reuters: (Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday that North Korea’s nuclear program and the increased range and precision of its missiles were of great concern, a day after the isolated Asian country said it had the power to deter a U.S. nuclear threat with a pre-emptive strike if necessary. The U.S. mission to… read more

March 4, 2015 | Threat News

Putin’s ‘Red October’: Russia’s Deadliest New Submarine

The Diplomat: As a follow-up to my previous article “What to Expect from Russia’s Pacific Fleet in 2014,” I would like to take a closer look at Russia’s new backbone of its maritime nuclear deterrence  – the Borei-class (akaDolgorukiy-class), Project 955, fourth generation SSBN (Ship, Submersible, Ballistic, Nuclear) submarine. RT (somewhat predictably) called this new SSBN class,… read more

March 4, 2015 | Threat News

Netanyahu Speech: Iran Engaged in Deadly ‘Game of Thrones’

ABC News: In a speech to Congress today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran is playing a “deadly ‘Game of Thrones’” and warned that the country’s regime “poses a great threat not only to Israel but also to the peace of the entire world.” “In this deadly ‘Game of Thrones,’ there is no place… read more

March 3, 2015 | Threat News

When Iran goes nuclear

Washington Times: R. James Woolsey and Peter Vincent Pry Our attention these days with regard to security is understandably riveted on the Islamic State, or ISIS, and its hideous decapitations, rapes and live immolations. We must deal with the Islamic State, but it is not the gravest threat we face. The Israelis are right —… read more

March 3, 2015 | Threat News

N. Korea ready to fire medium-range Nodong missiles: military source

Yonhap News: SEOUL, March 3 (Yonhap) — North Korea appears prepared to fire medium-range Nodong ballistic missiles amid heightened inter-Korean tensions over the ongoing South Korea-U.S. military exercises, a source here said Tuesday. On Monday, Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the East Sea in an apparent protest against the start of the annual Key… read more

March 2, 2015 | Threat News

Iran Test Fires New Weapon in Naval Drill During US Nuclear Talks

Military.com: TEHRAN, Iran — With an eye on U.S.-led nuclear talks, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it had test fired a “new strategic weapon” in the final day of a large-scale naval and air defense drill, saying the system would play a key role in any future battle against the “Great Satan.” The claim… read more

March 2, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea fires two missiles into sea, South Korea says

CNN: Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said. The missiles were fired from North Korea’s west coast into the sea, which is also known as the East Sea, around 6:30 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. Monday (4:30 p.m. and 4:40… read more

February 27, 2015 | Threat News

Intelligence chief sees no barriers to Iran nukes

The Hill: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Iran poses a threat to its neighbors in the Middle East and faces no barriers in producing a nuclear weapon. “We do not know whether Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons,” Clapper said in the annual worldwide threat assessment delivered to the… read more