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March 8, 2017 | Threat News

US general says Russia has deployed banned missile

ABC News: A senior U.S. general on Wednesday accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile in violation of “the spirit and intent” of a nuclear arms treaty and charged that Moscow’s intention is to threaten U.S. facilities in Europe and the NATO alliance. “We believe that the Russians have deliberately deployed it in order… read more

March 8, 2017 | Threat News

Iran reportedly carried out successful anti-ship ballistic missile test

IHS Jane’s 360: Iran carried out two tests of its anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM) on 4-5 March, with the second successfully hitting a floating platform 155 miles (250 km) away, according to two US officials cited by Fox News. The report was not confirmed by Iran or other media organisations. Iran’s Khalij Fars ASBM is… read more

March 8, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea preps new missile test as THAAD arrives in South Korea

CBS News: SEOUL, South Korea — As a controversial U.S. missile defense system arrives in South Korea, U.S. officials have told CBS News that North Korea appears to be preparing for another launch of a new medium-range missile it first test fired last month, and may also be testing engines for a longer-range intercontinental ballistic… read more

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

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