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January 15, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea appears to be equipping sub to fire missiles, group says

CBS (AP): WASHINGTON (AP): Recent satellite imagery appears to show that a North Korean submarine is being equipped to fire missiles, posing a potential new threat to its neighbours, a US research institute has said. The finding published by 38 North, the website of the US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International… read more

January 15, 2015 | Threat News

The North Korean Threat: Nuclear, Missiles and Cyber

U.S. State Department Testimony Sung Kim Special Representative for North Korea Policy  Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Washington, DC January 13, 2015 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Engel, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me today, along with my colleagues from Treasury and DHS, to testify about North Korea. I particularly appreciate… read more

January 14, 2015 | Threat News

Russia Could Revise Commitment to START Due to ‘Unfriendly’ US Actions

GENEVA, January 13 (Sputnik) — Russia could revise its commitment to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in response to ‘unfriendly’ US actions, the head of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. “We have not taken any concrete steps in this direction, but I am not ruling out the possibility that Washington could force us to do… read more

January 14, 2015 | Threat News

Imagery: North Korean Submarine Houses Missile Tubes

Defense Tech – Evidence has appeared in recent commercial imagery that a new North Korean submarine has up to two vertical launch missile submarines. The website run by the U.S.-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies called 38 North, posted the imagery with tags showing how the conning tower of a new… read more

January 14, 2015 | Threat News

Iran Building Missile Sites in Syria

The Washington Free Beacon – Iranian military leaders admitted this week to building and operating missile-manufacturing plants in Syria, where it was also revealed that Tehran is helping to build a secret nuclear facility. An Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander stated in a recent interview that the country’s Supreme Leader ordered forces to build and… read more

January 13, 2015 | Threat News

Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces to Conduct Over 100 Drills in 2015

Sputnik MOSCOW, January 11 (Sputnik) — The Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) of Russia are planning to conduct over 100 drills at various levels in 2015, SMF spokesperson Col. Igor Yegorov said Sunday. “In 2015, SMF will conduct over 100 command and staff, tactical and specialized drills. The drills will be conducted in complex and tense conditions,” Yegorov told the press. The spokesperson added… read more

January 13, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Drastically shortens preparation time for missile launches — media

ITAR-TASS North Korea has drastically shortened the time needed to prepare for missile launches by improving liquid fuel quality for ballistic missiles, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo daily has reported. The report said citing a government source that this could virtually incapacitate South Korea’s current missile defense system, which “used to be thought possible to detect… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

China’s Hypersonic Ambitions Prompt Thaad-ER Push

Aviation Week Lockheed Martin is hoping that the maturing threat of hypersonic re-entry vehicles from ambitious adversaries will spark interest in the company’s dormant plan to design a more powerful booster for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) air defense system. China last month confirmed it conducted what officials there say was the third test of… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

Data shows drop in U.S. nuclear arsenal, growth in Russia’s

MilitaryTimes The numbers of U.S. nuclear missiles, and deployed bombers, have continued to drop while Russia’s have climbed, according to a new U.S. State Department report on strategic weapons. The State Department every year releases a breakdown of the U.S. military’s nuclear arsenal to comply with the New START treaty with Russia. Under the treaty,… read more

January 12, 2015 | Threat News

North Korea Offers U.S. Deal to Halt Nuclear Test

New York Times SEOUL, South Korea —  North Korea said Saturday that it had told the United States that it would impose a temporary moratorium on nuclear tests if Washington canceled its joint annual military exercises with South Korea to help promote dialogue on the divided Korean Peninsula. The North proposed its “crucial step” in a message it delivered… read more

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