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July 11, 2017 | Threat News

STRATCOM chief: US must speed weapons tests to counter North Korea

Stars and Stripes: STUTTGART, Germany — The United States is moving too slowly in response to North Korea’s rapidly improving missile development program, the general in charge of America’s nuclear arsenal said. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who leads U.S. Strategic Command, said the U.S. must take more technological risk to counter the communist state’s… read more

July 10, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Celebrates Missile Launch With Interpretive Tap Dance and Rocket Songs

Newsweek: North Korea celebrated the launch of its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile test—which some experts say has the capacity to reach Alaska and the Pacific Northwest—with an art performance that depicted the release of rocket Hwasong-14. The Sunday spectacle was described by KCNA, North Korea’s state news service, as an event “enjoyed [by] respected… read more

July 10, 2017 | Threat News

When Iran launches missiles, Democrats want transparency from Trump

The Washington Examiner: For six months now, the Trump administration has been required to notify Congress within 48 hours any time Iran conducts a ballistic missile launch. That requirement will expire at the end of 2019. But even though that’s more than two years away, Democrats are already thinking about extending it for another three… read more

July 10, 2017 | Threat News

How North Korea Got Its Missile Engines

Stars and Stripes: Four months before its July 4 missile test, North Korea offered the world a rare technical preview of its latest missile engine, one said to be capable of lobbing nuclear warheads at U.S. cities. A video on state-run TV depicted a machine with thickets of tubes and vents, and a shape that… read more

July 7, 2017 | Threat News

Time To Lose Your Illusions On North Korea

War On The Rocks: In launching an intercontinental ballistic missile, North Korea has done what many experts said must not occur, and what President Donald Trump said would not happen. Pyongyang now possesses the theoretical capacity to hit Alaska. It also claims to have successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads for use on an ICBM, though the… read more

July 7, 2017 | Threat News

Mattis tempers rhetoric over North Korean missile: U.S. no closer to brink of war

The Washington Times: Defense Secretary James Mattis tried to turn down the temperature Thursday on the confrontation over North Korea’s first successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying the move had not pushed the U.S. closer to the brink of war while warning Pyongyang that it risked “severe consequences” if it continued down the… read more

July 7, 2017 | Threat News

This Is Not The ICBM You Are Looking For; Detailed Analysis Of North Korean Missile

Breaking Defense: North Koreans are showmen: large 16-wheeled off-road trucks carrying missiles through the streets of Pyongyang are all about showing the ‘American Bastards’ that North Korea has credible road-mobile ICBMs. The ‘Young General,’ as Jim Jong-Un likes to style himself, has even claimed those ICBMs can threaten San Diego, Texas and Washington DC. American… read more

July 6, 2017 | Threat News

Russian-made S-300 air defense missile systems assume combat duty in Iran

TASS: TEHRAN, July 5. /TASS/. Russia’s S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems have been placed on combat duty in Iran, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said in an interview with Tasnim news agency on Wednesday. “The S-300s have assumed combat duty and are operational,” the general said, without specifying the… read more

July 6, 2017 | Threat News

What is an intercontinental ballistic missile?

ABC News: The United States has confirmed that North Korea has test-launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile. The weapons are possessed by only a handful of countries, including the U.S., Russia and China. ICBMs are missiles that can travel thousands of kilometers (miles) from one continent to another. Many analysts define an ICBM has having… read more

July 6, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s latest ballistic missile flew 7 times higher than the International Space Station

The Washington Post: July 5, 2017 7:22 PM EDT – North Korea successfully test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile July 3. The missile was launched into a steep arc sending it more than 1,700 vertical miles up before beginning its reentry into Earth’s atmosphere… Read full post. … read more

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