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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

February 28, 2017 | Threat News

China reacts with anger, threats after South Korean missile defense decision

Reuters: Chinese state media have reacted with anger and boycott threats after the board of an affiliate of South Korea’s Lotte Group approved a land swap with the government that allows authorities to deploy a U.S. missile defense system. The government decided last year to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system,… read more

February 28, 2017 | Threat News

Australia Uncovers Plot to Develop Missile for Islamic State

Bloomberg: Australian police arrested a man for allegedly helping Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria seeking to develop a long-range guided missile and a laser warning device to detect air strikes. The 42-year-old Australian citizen, who was trained as an electrician, was arrested in the rural town of Young in New South Wales state… read more

February 27, 2017 | Threat News

Iran tests missiles in naval exercises

Arab News: TEHRAN: Iran’s navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasr and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported on Monday. “The latest naval cruise missile called Nasr was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval maneuvers in the southern waters of the country,” said Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, according to… read more

February 22, 2017 | Threat News

Congress: How Vulnerable Is Hawaii To Missile Attack?

Honolulu Civil Beat: WASHINGTON — At the request of Congress, the federal Missile Defense Agency is evaluating the threat to Hawaii from ballistic missiles and possible defenses against them. The little-noticed provision raising questions about Hawaii’s vulnerability was tucked into the massive $607 billion National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law by President… read more

February 22, 2017 | Threat News

Armenia’s Decision to Deploy Iskander Missiles to Depend on ‘Developments’

Sputnik: YEREVAN (Sputnik) — Iskander missile systems supplied by Russia in 2016 are owned and managed by the Armenian Armed Forces, Armenian Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan told Sputnik. “The fact that Iskanders were delivered to Armenia I think is obvious, because everyone clearly saw them. The fact that they belong to the Armenian Armed Forces I can confirm with absolute certainty,” Sargsyan… read more

February 22, 2017 | Threat News

96% of Russian ballistic missile launchers ready for immediate use – defense minister

RT: Ninety-nine percent of Russia’s intercontinental ballistic missile launchers are combat-capable, while 96 percent are ready to be used on short notice, ensuring an efficient strategic deterrent, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told MPs. “The intercontinental ballistic missiles launchers are being maintained in a way that allows to ensure a nuclear deterrent,” Shoigu told Russian MPs… read more

February 22, 2017 | Threat News

Exclusive: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles – U.S. officials

Reuters: China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will… read more

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