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April 7, 2017 | Threat News

US attack on Syria could send North Korea clear message

Fox News: President Trump’s unexpected decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday is a clear message to North Korea that the White House is willing to act militarily when its security is compromised, experts say. Trump’s actions on Syria could signal to Pyongyang that the new president isn’t afraid of unilateral military… read more

April 7, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s Missile Test, a 9-Minute Hop, Leaves Analysts Puzzled

New York Times: If North Korea wanted to rattle the United States and China with its missile test this week, the launch itself was more fizzle than bang. Instead of showing off the North’s technological prowess just before President Trump was to host President Xi Jinping of China for their first summit meeting, the missile… read more

April 5, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea fires missile as US official says ‘clock has now run out’ on Pyongyang

Fox News: The launch came hours after U.S. President Donald Trump described North Korea’s pursuit of a nuclear arsenal as a “humanity problem” and a senior U.S. official told reporters that the “clock has now run out” on Pyongyang. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile fired from the North’s… read more

April 5, 2017 | Threat News

North Korean missile fired ahead of US-China summit

BBC News: North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles). It is the latest in a series of tests which the North has been conducting in pursuit of its goal of developing… read more

April 4, 2017 | Threat News

Possible Evidence of the Failed March 22 Missile Test

38 North Reports originating from South Korean and US sources indicate that at 7:00 AM (local time) on March 22, North Korea failed in an attempt to launch a ballistic missile. These reports stated that “North Korea fired one missile from an area near the Wonsan Air Base this morning but it’s presumed to have… read more

March 31, 2017 | Threat News

Report: Iran built a guided missile in a drone’s body for rebels in Yemen

Popular Science: Last week, Conflict Armament Research published an investigation into Iranian technology transfers to Yemen. The investigation links a drone captured in northern Iraq, a drone-like body that crashed near Aden International Airport in Yemen, and an intercepted shipment full of drone-like parts, all curiously missing surveillance equipment. What is a drone without a… read more

March 31, 2017 | Threat News

Chinese Defense Ministry: Opposition to THAAD ‘Will Definitely Not Stay On Words Only’

The Diplomat: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s opposition to the United States and South Korea’s decision to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system in South Korea will extend beyond just words, according to a spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Defense. Senior Colonel Wu Qian, deputy director of the Information… read more

March 31, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Warns of ‘Resolute Preemptive Attack’ if U.S. Threatens Pyongyang

Newsweek: North Korea’s main underground nuclear test site has seen heightened levels of activity in recent weeks, meaning the isolated nation could be preparing for its sixth nuclear test—or simply putting on a show to scare its enemies, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Either way, the activity captured in new satellite images this week suggests North Korea is moving… read more

March 30, 2017 | Threat News

Nuke Testing 101: What to expect from North Korea

The Japan Times: Let us say you are North Korea and you have this nuclear device you really want to test. And let us say you would rather some of the more sensitive details remain private. Physicists, geologists, imagery analysts, some of the best militaries in the world, monitoring posts set up by non-proliferation organizations… read more

March 29, 2017 | Threat News

Yemeni rebels attempt apparent ballistic missile saturation attack

IHS Jane’s 360: Yemen’s rebels fired multiple ballistic missiles on 28 March in an apparent attempt to overwhelm the Patriot battery that defends the neighbouring Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushayt. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that four ballistic missiles were launched towards the cities from Yemen at 0630 h local time… read more

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