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February 9, 2017 | Threat News

Russia Deploys Air Defense Missiles for Massive Drills MOSCOW — The Russian military has deployed its air defense missiles around Moscow as part of massive drills to practice response to an air attack. The Defense Ministry said S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems were involved in the drills Wednesday. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told foreign military attaches that the maneuvers… read more

February 9, 2017 | Threat News

China’s nuclear missile policy put under strain by US plan

CNBC A decision by the United States to pursue a new breed of nuclear weapons could push China to reconsider its decades-long atomic policy, according to experts. The U.S. Defense Department recently recommended the government develop tactical nuclear weapons with “low yield” results that can be deployed within smaller battlefield areas. Tong Zhao, an associate… read more

February 8, 2017 | Threat News

Iran pulls missile from launchpad after apparent prep for launch, US officials say

Fox News: Iran removed a powerful missile from a launchpad east of Tehran within the past few days, Fox News has learned, as U.S. and Iranian officials continued trading public barbs about the Islamic Republic’s missile tests. The Pentagon is concerned because Safir missiles use the same components as those needed for an intercontinental ballistic missile. Iran’s… read more

February 8, 2017 | Threat News

China may be preparing for a crippling preemptive missile strike on US military bases

Business Insider: A new report by Thomas Shugart on War On The Rocks details the disturbing level to which China appears to have planned out a crippling missile attack on US military bases in the Pacific should its interests in the region be threatened. For some time analysts have noted that China seems to be tailoring its military… read more

February 6, 2017 | Threat News

New Chinese missile makes latest appearance in drills

News 10: A highly accurate Chinese ballistic missile capable of threatening U.S. and Japanese bases in Asia has made its latest appearance at recent Rocket Force drills. The medium-range DF-16 featured in a video posted last week on the Defense Ministry’s website showing the missiles aboard their 10-wheeled mobile launch vehicles being deployed in deep… read more

February 3, 2017 | Threat News

U.S. warns North Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response to nuclear arms

The Globe and Mail: U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if it chose to use nuclear weapons, as he reassured South Korea of steadfast U.S. support. “Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons… read more

February 2, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Could Test an Intercontinental Missile This Year

Popular Science: In 1957, the Soviet Union tested the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile. Its harmless payload, the beeping satellite Sputnik, flared bright across the night sky, a reminder to all the world of the missile that put it there. Sixty years later, North Korea is expected to be the fifth country to join that… read more

February 1, 2017 | Threat News

White House puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test

The Hill: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday condemned Iran’s recent ballistic missile test and said the administration is putting the country “on notice.” “The Trump Administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity, and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and place American lives at risk,” Flynn said, appearing at… read more

February 1, 2017 | Threat News

Pentagon tracks China test of long-range missile with 10 warheads

World Tribune: U.S. officials said China’s recent test of a long-range missile with 10 warheads indicates Beijing is intent on increasing its nuclear arsenal. “The flight test of the DF-5C missile was carried out earlier this month using 10 multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles, or MIRVs,” the Washington Free Beacon reported on Jan. 31. The… read more

February 1, 2017 | Threat News

NATO looking into Iran’s ballistic missile test

The Peninsula: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said the alliance should develop its own missile systems after reports Iran had conducted ballistic missile tests. Speaking at a news conference in Brussels, Stoltenberg said NATO was “looking into the nature of what happened and the details surrounding the ballistic missile launch”. Iran had carried… read more

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