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September 13, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Resumes Work at Nuclear Test Site, Analysts Say

MSN: SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has resumed work at its underground nuclear testing site, defense analysts said, as the country vowed to keep expanding its nuclear arsenal despite the latest United Nations sanctions. The defense analysts also said the North’s Sept. 3 nuclear test, which Pyongyang said was of a hydrogen bomb, may have… read more

September 12, 2017 | Threat News

Turkey signs deal to get Russian S-400 air defense missiles

BBC News: Turkey has signed a controversial deal with Russia to arm its forces with Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara had already paid the deposit on the deal, estimated to be worth $2.5bn (£1.9bn). Turkey has the second-largest army in Nato. Alliance members are urged to buy compatible weapons systems.… read more

September 12, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Warns of Missile Plan Ahead of UN Sanctions Vote

The Huffington Post: North Korea says it will launch a missile as part of self-defensive measures if harsh sanctions are agreed at a United Nations Council meeting in New York Monday. As a result, the question of whether the approval of the UN resolution and North Korean missile launch will take place one after another… read more

September 11, 2017 | Threat News

‘THAAD’ anti-missile system can’t protect South Korea from missile attacks by itself

CNBC: South Korea has gaps in its countermeasures against North Korean missiles — with or without America’s state-of-the-art defense system in place. South Korea and the United States had to overcome political resistance from locals and diplomatic and economic pushback from China  in order to get the anti-missile system known as THAAD deployed in South… read more

September 11, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea nukes came with help from Iran or Russia – report

The Times of Israel: British officials reportedly suspect that North Korea was able to develop its nuclear arsenal quicker than expected due to help from Iran and possibly Russia.“It is not credible that North Korean scientists alone brought about the technological advances,” government sources told the UK’s Sunday Telegraph. The sudden surge in technological capability… read more

September 11, 2017 | Threat News

N. Korean leader boasts nuke test as ‘great victory’ at celebration

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hailed the latest nuclear test as “a great victory” at a celebration banquet, and praised the officials and experts for their efforts in carrying out the successful experiment, its state media said Sunday. The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of… read more

September 8, 2017 | Threat News

Russia claims its newest fighter will fight in space

We Are The Mighty: While much of the world’s attention is focused on Russia’s push for a fifth-generation fighter, the PAK-FA or Sukhoi Su-57, much less attention is being paid to another design bureau – Mikoyan-Gurevich, better known as MiG (as in the plane whose parts get distributed forcefully by the Air Force or Navy).… read more

September 8, 2017 | Threat News

Time to Challenge Tehran, Pyongyang on Ballistic Missiles

Newsmax: Once again, Americans and the world are reading about North Korea’s gambit to intimidate its neighbors. The latest saber-rattling is the possible explosion of a hydrogen bomb, or at minimum, a tritium-enhanced “boosted” atomic bomb. The latter is cold comfort, especially when it is believed that another imminent missile is in the offing. North… read more

September 7, 2017 | Threat News

Iran Responds to US Sanctions by ‘Boosting Its Missile Program’

Sputnik News: Iran has responded to US sanctions by increasing the funding of its missile program, Vladimir Sazhin, an expert on Mideast affairs told Sputnik, adding that over recent decades Tehran’s rocket industry has made considerable progress. Tehran has made considerable progress in missile production by creating over 20 types of rockets, Vladimir Sazhin, expert… read more

September 7, 2017 | Threat News

South Korea expects North to launch ICBM on Saturday, prime minister says

CNN: Seoul (CNN)South Korea says it expects another North Korea intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch “on September 9,” according to the country’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon. “The situation is very grave. It doesn’t seem much time is left before North Korea achieves its complete nuclear armament,” the prime minister told a meeting of defense ministers… read more

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