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February 8, 2016 | Threat News

North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test

CBS News: North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. The rocket was fired from North Korea’s west coast and tracked separately by the governments Japan and… read more

February 8, 2016 | Missile Defense News

U.N. Security Council condemns North Korean long-range missile launch

USA Today: The United Nations Security Council on Sunday unanimously condemned North Korea’s launch of a long-range missile as a violation of U.N. resolutions banning ballistic missile tests and promised “significant” new sanctions. The Security Council — whose 15 members include the United States, China and Russia — said even though North Korea characterized the rocket test as a satellite… read more

February 8, 2016 | Missile Defense News

US, Israel to hold joint military exercise on ballistic missile defenses

i24 News: The United States and Israel will participate in a bilateral military exercise in February, the Israeli army said in a statement on Saturday. The exercise, Juniper Cobra, has been in the works since 2014 and is designed to improve the cooperation and coordination between the US European Command (USEUCOM) and the Israel Defense… read more

February 8, 2016 | MDAA in the News

North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

Reuters: North Korea’s latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul. North Korea says it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but the United States… read more

February 8, 2016 | Threat News

U.S., other nations condemn North Korean launch of long-range rocket

CNN: North Korea has successfully launched a satellite into space, its state-run TV said, an action immediately condemned by the United States as “destabilizing and provocative.” Carrier rocket Kwangmyongsong blasted off from the Sohae Space Center at 9 a.m Sunday local time, state news agency KCNA said. The Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite entered orbit nine minutes and… read more

February 8, 2016 | Missile Defense News

DOD office looks to field weapons faster

Defense Systems: As the Pentagon prepares to unveil a tech-heavy budget request, senior officials are highlighting a low-profile office created in 2012 to identify new capabilities and rush them to the battlefield. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter gave the Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) a shout out during a budget preview before the Economics Club of Washington this… read more

February 7, 2016 | Threat News

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

Reuters: North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it called a satellite, but its neighbors and the United States denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of U.N. sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test. The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space,… read more

February 5, 2016 | Threat News

NHK: N. Korea May Be Readying Ballistic Missile Test on its East Coast

KBS World Radio: Amid preparations for a rocket launch in North Korea, Japanese public broadcaster NHK has reported signs of another set of preparations for a ballistic missile test on North Korea’s east coast. NHK cited an unnamed diplomatic source who said it was confirmed that mobile missile launchers carrying ballistic missiles were seen moving… read more

February 5, 2016 | Missile Defense News

South Korea not ruling out THAAD defense system, despite Chinese objections

UPI: North Korea provocations are pushing South Korea toward strengthening its system of defense and to possibly deploy an advanced U.S. missile system on the peninsula. South Korean military officers with the Combined Forces Command, specializing in new weapons purchases, had traveled to the United States to possibly discuss defense measures, South Korean television network… read more

February 5, 2016 | Threat News

US to use missile defense system to monitor North Korea’s upcoming missile launch — Carter

TASS: Washington will use its missile defense systems to keep track of North Korea’s (DPRK) upcoming missile launch, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Thursday in a speech at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The United States will position its missile defense assets to track an expected North Korean missile launch, Reuters reported Carter’s… read more

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