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May 12, 2017 | Threat News

A Closer Look at Iran and North Korea’s Missile Cooperation

The Diplomat: On May 2, 2017, the Iranian military conducted a missile test from a Ghadir-class submarine in the Strait of the Hormuz. Even though the missile test failed, the close similarities between Iran’s Ghadir-class submarine and North Korea’s Yono-class miniature submarine alarmed Western policymakers. Many U.S. defense experts have argued that Iran’s missile test… read more

May 12, 2017 | Other News

North Korea protests House-passed sanctions in letter to Congress

CBS News: A North Korean parliamentary committee sent a rare letter of protest to the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday over its new package of tougher sanctions. The sanctions were condemned as a “heinous act against humanity” by the foreign affairs committee of the North’s Supreme People’s Assembly, according to a state media report.… read more

May 12, 2017 | Missile Defense News

State Dept. approves UAE for possible PAC-3 missile buy

UPI; The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion. “The proposed sale will enhance the UAE’s capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats,” the… read more

May 11, 2017 | Other News

South Korea urges ‘parallel’ talks and sanctions to rein in North Korea

Reuters: South Korea’s new president launched international efforts to defuse tension over North Korea’s weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease Chinese anger about a U.S. anti-missile system. Moon Jae-in, a liberal former human rights lawyer, was sworn in on Wednesday and said in his first speech as… read more

May 11, 2017 | Missile Defense News

China presses South Korea on Thaad missile system

CNN: China’s president has set out his opposition to the deployment of a US missile system, in his first discussion with the new South Korean leader. The Thaad missile system, aimed at intercepting attacks from North Korea, was made operational in South Korea last week. But Beijing says the system will spy on its territory… read more

May 11, 2017 | Threat News

China Says it Successfully Tests New Type of Missile

Voice of America: China’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday that the military successfully test-fired a new type of missile into waters near the Korean Peninsula, an announcement that comes amid Chinese anger over the deployment in South Korea of a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system. A brief statement on the ministry’s website said the test took… read more

May 11, 2017 | Other News

CIA Opens New Center on North Korea

U.S. News & World Report: The Central Intelligence Agency has set up a new center on North Korea, it announced Wednesday. “Creating the Korea Mission Center allows us to more purposefully integrate and direct CIA efforts against the serious threats to the United States and its allies emanating from North Korea,” Director Mike Pompeo said… read more

May 11, 2017 | Threat News

Iran may be hiding a missile program under the guise of satellite launches

Business Insider: Iran’s communications minister recently announced plans to put two satellites into space, but the impending launch may be cover for ballistic missile research. Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Monday that the two supposedly home-made satellites will be launched into orbit in the coming months. The launches may seem innocuous, but such space technology could be… read more

May 10, 2017 | Threat News

Iran to Launch Two New Satellites, Likely Cover for Illicit ICBM Program

The Washington Free Beacon: Iran is preparing to launch two new domestic satellites into space, according to a new announcement by Iranian military leaders that is stirring discussion among U.S. national security insiders who say the move is likely cover for the test firing of advanced intercontinental ballistic missile technology that could be used as… read more

May 10, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Lasers in combat: New Space and Missile Defense commander on what’s to come

Defense News: The Army’s future air-and-missile defense capabilities are taking shape under the newest Space and Missile Defense commander, Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, particularly in laser-armed combat vehicles and the Integrated Air-and-Missile Defense system (IAMD), both considered to be crucial enablers for the maneuver force. How the Army will employ laser weapons in combat and… read more

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