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April 28, 2017 | Other News

McCarthy: House to vote on North Korean sanctions next week

Politico: Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the House will vote on sanctions against North Korea next week in response to the nation’s continued nuclear weapons testing. “The time for waiting on North Korea to get its act together is over,” he said in a statement released Thursday. According to McCarthy, the sanctions, called the Korean… read more

April 28, 2017 | Threat News

Exclusive: Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told… read more

April 28, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

The Washington Post: A North Korean propaganda outlet released a video clip on Thursday showing simulated attacks on the United States and declaring that “the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights.” The video comes at a particularly tense time in relations between North Korea and the United States, with the Trump administration sending… read more

April 28, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Standard Missile-6 passes rigorous graduation tests

Yahoo Finance: After a complex series of U.S. Navy flight tests, Standard Missile-6 proves it’s ready to reach its final stage of the acquisition process: full operational capability. Reaching FOC is a kind of graduation exercise that signifies the weapon’s sea worthiness—no more testing required. SM-6, produced by Raytheon Company (RTN), is the only missile… read more

April 28, 2017 | Other News

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni III ballistic missile

The Economic Times: India successfully test-fired its intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The missile lifted off from Launch Pad No. 4 of the Integrated Test Range located on the island at 9.12 a.m., sources in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. The Strategic Forces Command, an… read more

April 28, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Australia warned it needs to start thinking about defending itself from ballistic missile attack

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A recent academic paper published by the Australian Defence College argues the military needs to better understand ballistic-missile defence, amid the growing threat posed by North Korea. The research, authored by RAAF Group Captain Alan Lawrence, asserts “North Korea’s increasingly credible capability” to test nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile systems “heightens the risk… read more

April 28, 2017 | Other News

Israel’s Patriot missile defense system knocks down drone from Syria

Fox News: A missile from Israel’s Patriot Aerial Defense System knocked down a drone that was about to enter Israeli airspace from Syria Thursday, military officials said. The incident happened on shortly before 8 p.m. local time. No damage or injuries were reported. It happened hours after an alleged Israeli airstrike on Iranian weapons that were stored… read more

April 27, 2017 | Threat News

Senators hauled to White House for rare classified briefing

Politico: Senators were alarmed by a Trump administration presentation Wednesday at the White House complex about the dangers of North Korea, though lawmakers in both parties said it was unclear what the president’s next action against the combative nation will be. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, who led the session,… read more

April 27, 2017 | Missile Defense News

PACOM: Carl Vinson CSG Can Defend Itself Against Anything North Korea Fires At It

USNI News: U.S. Pacific Command commander Adm. Harry Harris said the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group can “absolutely” defend itself against anything North Korea could shoot at it, despite media reports to the contrary. Harris, testifying before the House Armed Services Committee today, called stories – such as this Wednesday’s article by Bloomberg, which he… read more

April 27, 2017 | Threat News

Iran’s Military Fires New Cruise Missiles Amid Gulf Tensions With U.S.

Newsweek: Iran’s special naval forces were equipped this weekend with new anti-ship cruise missiles capable of advanced precision and rapid deployment in the tense Gulf waters where occasional run-ins with the U.S. military have drawn international attention. A large quantity of the natively produced projectiles, known as Nasir, were handed over to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary… read more

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