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March 14, 2017 | Threat News

U.S. carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of ‘merciless’ strikes

Reuters: As the USS Carl Vinson plowed through seas off South Korea on Tuesday, rival North Korea warned the United States of “merciless” attacks if the carrier infringes on its sovereignty or dignity during U.S.-South Korean drills. F-18 fighter jets took off from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered carrier in a dramatic display of… read more

March 13, 2017 | Threat News

Could North Korea actually hit Alaska with a missile?

Alaska News: WASHINGTON — Recent missile tests by North Korea raise the urgency of what some Alaskans may wonder: Could the world’s most unpredictable rogue leader land a missile in Alaska? Would he? Maybe yes, surely possible in the near future, experts answered. But it’s highly unlikely that Anchorage would be the despot’s preferred target.… read more

March 10, 2017 | Threat News

Iran Test-Fires Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

WSJ: Iran recently test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile, an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps official said Thursday, a move that threatens to further escalate tensions between the Trump administration and Tehran. Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC’s air forces, said the Hormuz 2 naval ballistic missile soared for about 155 miles before successfully… read more

March 9, 2017 | Threat News

Iran Successfully Test Fires a Naval Missile, Tasnim Reports

New York Times: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has successfully test-fired a naval missile, the semi-official news agency Tasnim said on Thursday, a move likely to heighten concern in Washington, whose warship operate in the waters near Iran. Tasnim said the missile, called the Hormuz 2, could destroy moving targets at sea at ranges up to… read more

March 8, 2017 | Threat News

US general says Russia has deployed banned missile

ABC News: A senior U.S. general on Wednesday accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile in violation of “the spirit and intent” of a nuclear arms treaty and charged that Moscow’s intention is to threaten U.S. facilities in Europe and the NATO alliance. “We believe that the Russians have deliberately deployed it in order… read more

March 8, 2017 | Threat News

Iran reportedly carried out successful anti-ship ballistic missile test

IHS Jane’s 360: Iran carried out two tests of its anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) on 4-5 March, with the second successfully hitting a floating platform 155 miles (250 km) away, according to two US officials cited by Fox News. The report was not confirmed by Iran or other media organisations. Iran’s Khalij Fars ASBM is… read more

March 8, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea preps new missile test as THAAD arrives in South Korea

CBS News: SEOUL, South Korea — As a controversial U.S. missile defense system arrives in South Korea, U.S. officials have told CBS News that North Korea appears to be preparing for another launch of a new medium-range missile it first test fired last month, and may also be testing engines for a longer-range intercontinental ballistic… read more

March 7, 2017 | Threat News

Pentagon says Iranian vessels harass Navy ship, as Iran tests missile defense system

The Washington Post: Swift-moving Iranian vessels came dangerously close to a U.S. Navy surveillance ship in the Strait of Hormuz over the weekend, U.S. officials said Monday. The apparent harassment of the USS Invincible on two occasions, on Thursday and Saturday, came amid Iranian state media reports that Iran had tested its newly acquired S-300… read more

March 6, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea launches more missiles; 3 land in Japanese waters

The Washington Post: TOKYO — North Korea launched four missiles Monday morning, a provocative barrage that coincided both with joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises on the southern half of the peninsula and with the opening of the annual National People’s Congress in China. The launches follow a remarkable month in which Kim Jong Un’s regime… read more

March 2, 2017 | Threat News

Trump and the Nuclear Threat

Real Clear Politics: In this month after becoming president, Donald Trump has conducted a series of phone calls to various heads of state. These calls are not ceremonial. In the case of Russia and the People’s Republic of China, President Trump must be able to converse directly with President Putin and President Xi. Not just… read more

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