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March 20, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Revs the Engine of Its New High-Thrust Missile

The New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea conducted a ground jet test of a newly developed high-thrust missile engine, the country’s state-run news media said on Sunday, even as Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is in the region discussing tougher strategies to help end the North’s nuclear and missile programs. The… read more

March 20, 2017 | Threat News

Japan holds first evacuation drill to prepare for North Korean missile

CNN: Oga, Japan (CNN)The children are playing duck-duck-goose with their teacher outside their elementary school when the siren suddenly blares. On cue, teachers and students drop to the ground and wait for further instructions. “This is a drill,” a voice echoes over a loudspeaker across this small coastal town. “A missile has been launched.” Moments… read more

March 20, 2017 | Threat News

Taiwan defense minister says China missiles pose threat

UPI: March 20 (UPI) — China’s latest midrange rocket targets Taiwan, Taipei’s defense minister said Monday. Feng Shih-kuan said China’s latest intermediate-range ballistic missile, the Dongfeng or DF-16, poses a threat to Taipei, according to the Central News Agency of Taiwan and The China Post. Feng made the remarks when he met with Taiwan’s legislative… read more

March 16, 2017 | Threat News

US anticipates new round of missile, nuclear testing by North Korea

CNN: The US intelligence community and the Defense Department are increasingly anticipating that North Korea will soon undertake a new round of testing of its missile and nuclear program, according to half a dozen US officials. The officials are closely watching the regime’s programs and there are growing intelligence indicators of fresh and concerning activity… read more

March 15, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Could Soon Launch Attack on Hawaii

The Washington Free Beacon: North Korea could soon have the capacity to launch an attack on Hawaii that would devastate America’s Pacific military bases, accelerating the need for the United States to upgrade missile defenses in the area. The United States today relies on ground-based ballistic missile interceptors deployed in California and Alaska to protect… read more

March 15, 2017 | Threat News

Can North Korea’s Fast-Moving Missile Program Be Stopped?

Voice of America: North Korea has been developing missiles and expanding its nuclear program for many years. But recently, North Korea has greatly increased production and testing of weapons, leading many security experts to urge immediate action to stop it. The latest test came on March 6, when North Korea launched four missiles. They came… read more

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

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