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March 27, 2018 | Threat News

Over 10,000 troops to take part in Russia’s Strategic Missile Force drills

TASS: MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. Over 10,000 troops will be involved in the maneuvers of three missile armies of Russia’s Strategic Missile Force, the Defense Ministry of Russia announced on Tuesday. “Command and staff exercises will be held in March in formations of the Vladimir, Orenburg and Omsk missile armies. During the drills, the inspected… read more

March 22, 2018 | Threat News

Is China Abandoning Its ‘No First Use’ Nuclear Policy?

The Diplomat: As the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) shapes itself into a “world class force,” it is also modernizing its nuclear weapons stockpile. Keeping one’s nuclear deterrent in good repair, maintaining strict control, and clearly communicating its purpose is the mark of a responsible actor. China, however, is doing much, much more while keeping… read more

March 22, 2018 | Threat News

Coalition Jet Fighter Intercepted by Hostile Air Defense Missile in Yemen

Albawada: A coalition jet fighter on a mission in Yemen was ‘intercepted’ by hostile fire but managed to return safe to base, the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition fighting for the Legitimacy in Yemen said on Wednesday. Col. Staff Turki Al-Turki said the incident, which happened at 3:48 p.m. Wednesday, saw a coalition fighter jet… read more

March 22, 2018 | Threat News

China Acknowledges Sale Of Advanced Missile Technology To Pakistan

NPR: China has sold Pakistan an advanced tracking system that could boost Islamabad’s efforts to improve ballistic missiles capable of delivering multiple warheads, according to The South China Morning Post. The website of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced the deal with Pakistan and Zheng Mengwei, a researcher with the CAS Institute of Optics… read more

March 21, 2018 | Threat News

Pentagon Admits Missile Defenses Powerless in Face of Russian Hypersonic Weapons

Sputnik News: US Strategic Command’s apprehensions were reportedly shared by President Donald Trump, who reportedly expressed concerns over Russia’s new ‘invincible’ intercontinental cruise missile and nuclear torpedo during a telephone call with President Vladimir Putin. In testimony before the US Senate Armed Services Committee, StratCom commander Gen. John Hyten struggled to find the right words… read more

March 21, 2018 | Threat News

The U.S. glimpses possible common ground with Russia

The Washington Post: President Trump’s pledge to pursue arms control talks with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin spotlights possible common ground between Washington and Moscow at a time of extreme discord and offers a remote chance that the two leaders could revive Cold War-era pacts that have broken down steadily in recent years. The remarks offered… read more

March 21, 2018 | Threat News

Japan joining US global anti-missile shield ‘directly affects’ Russia’s security interests – Lavrov

RT: The deployment of US missile shield components in Japan directly affects Russia’s national security and regional interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo. “Japan’s plans for deploying a global missile defense system directly affect [the] security interests of Russia,” Lavrov noted on his state visit,… read more

March 16, 2018 | Threat News

North Korea’s growing nuclear threat – in 3 charts

CNBC: While the details of the unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un begin to take shape, experts are reminding everyone that North Korea spent most of 2017 perfecting its missile arsenal. One expert even voiced his skepticism by comparing the relationship between the U.S. and North Korea to a recurring scene… read more

March 16, 2018 | Threat News

China Announces Development of Multipurpose, Reusable Space Plane

Sputnik News: The reusable spacecraft can transport people or payloads in orbit from any airport and return to earth, CCTV reported. Unlike rockets which have to be recycled, the space plane will revolutionize space transportation, Zhang Hongwen, president of the Third Academy of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) and a member of the… read more

March 16, 2018 | Threat News

Saudi crown prince warns it will build nuclear bomb if Tehran does the same

The Guardian: Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has set out plans for Saudi Arabia to develop nuclear weapons if Tehran makes the same move in the event of a collapse of the international nuclear deal signed in 2015. The prospect of a Middle East nuclear arms race will unnerve European leaders who are urging… read more

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