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  • US detects failed North Korean ballistic missile launch

    10/15/2016 7:32:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    CNN sux ^ | 10-15-16 | KJ Kwon and Susannah Cullinane
    US Strategic Command systems detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch Saturday evening near the northwestern city of Kusong, the Pentagon said. "We strongly condemn this and North Korea's other recent missile tests, which violate UN Security Council resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea's launches using ballistic missile technology," Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross said in a statement. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America. Washington called on Pyongyang to "refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region," Ross said.
  • Bomb-sniffing dog discovers 2 Hellfire missiles bound for Portland

    03/13/2016 4:29:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies ^ | 3/13/16 | AP
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia's authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for Portland contained two missiles with explosive warheads on a passenger flight from Lebanon. N1 television said the package with two guided armor-piercing missiles was discovered Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed at a Belgrade airport.
  • Iran: Our Missiles are Pointed at Israel

    03/10/2016 5:54:37 PM PST · by Lera · 37 replies
    Israel Today ^ | March 10, 2016 | Israel Today Staff
    Senior Iranian military officials this week boasted that they had stockpiled a huge quantity of long-range ballistic missiles that are pointed directly at Israel. Two such missiles were tested this week on targets at a range of 1,400 kilometers (870 miles), putting Israel well within range if fired from western Iran. Brig. General Amir Ali Haji Zada, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's air corps, told Iranian media that these missiles "belong to the Palestinian people." It was also reported that the test missiles were inscribed in Hebrew with the words "Israel must be wiped out." Brigadier General Hossein Salami,...
  • Netanyahu, Putin to Meet Tuesday Amid Syria Weapons Concerns

    05/13/2013 4:43:20 AM PDT · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/13/2013 | Arutz Sheva staff
    Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is to hold talks on Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the conflict in Syria, the Kremlin said, amid concerns Moscow plans to deliver advanced missiles to the Damascus regime. --snip-- The weapons would significantly strengthen Syria's defenses... --snip-- Russia last week refused to rule out supplying weapons to Syria, saying it has to honor existing contracts. --snip-- "Vladimir Putin [said] that the S-300 complexes will be delivered to Syria for sure," wrote the Kommersant daily on Monday, according to AFP.
  • China mobilizing troops, jets near Korea

    04/02/2013 2:16:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 32 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | 3/1/13 | Bill Gertz
    China has placed military forces on heightened alert in the northeastern part of the country as tensions mount on the Korean peninsula following recent threats by Pyongyang to attack, U.S. officials said. Reports from the region reveal the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently increased its military posture in response to the heightened tensions, specifically North Korea’s declaration of a “state of war” and threats to conduct missile attacks against the United States and South Korea. According to the officials, the PLA has stepped up military mobilization in the border region with North Korea since mid-March, including troop movements and...
  • Freep a Poll! (Do you agree with the U.S. sending troops, missile-defense system to Turkey?)

    12/14/2012 6:08:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 26 replies ^ | 12-14-12 | Toledo Blade
    Q Do you agree with the U.S. sending troops, missile-defense system to Turkey? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Yes, situation is worsening No, should stay out of it
  • Obama to Share Missile Defense Secrets With Russia?

    01/05/2012 11:19:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 64 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/4/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Bill Gertz of the Washington Times reports that President Barack Obama has indicated he is prepared to convey information about secret American missile defense technology to Russia: In the president’s signing statement issued Saturday in passing into law the fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill, Mr. Obama said restrictions aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on U.S. Standard Missile-3 velocity burnout parameters might impinge on his constitutional foreign policy authority. As first disclosed in this space several weeks ago, U.S. officials are planning to provide Moscow with the SM-3 data, despite reservations from security officials who say that doing so could...
  • Explosion Seen as Big Setback to Iran’s Missile Program

    12/05/2011 8:35:10 AM PST · by bkopto · 37 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | Dec 4, 2011 | David Sanger
    The huge explosion that destroyed a major missile-testing site near Tehran three weeks ago was a major setback for Iran’s most advanced long-range missile program, according to American and Israeli intelligence officials and missile technology experts. In interviews, current and former officials said surveillance photos showed that the Iranian base was a central testing center for advanced solid-fuel missiles, an assessment backed by outside experts who have examined satellite photos showing that the base was almost completely leveled in the blast. SNIP The sprawling complex where the blast took place has expanded dramatically in the last few years. Michael Elleman,...
  • Russia Retaliates Against US: Puts Radar Station On Combat Alert...

    11/23/2011 9:06:11 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2011-11-23 | Zero Hedge
    "First, I am instructing the Defense Ministry to immediately put the missile attack early warning radar station in Kaliningrad on combat alert. Second, protective cover of Russia's strategic nuclear weapons, will be reinforced as a priority measure under the programme to develop out air and space defenses. Third, the new strategic ballistic missiles commissioned by the Strategic Missile Forces and the Navy will be equipped with advanced missile defense penetration systems and new highly-effective warheads. Fourth, I have instructed the Armed Forces to draw up measures for disabling missile defense system data and guidance systems if need be... Fifth, if...
  • As China Sells missiles to Iran Pakistan and Syria Obama kowtows to his masters

    07/16/2011 9:11:53 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | July 16th,2011 | Jim Emerson,staff writer
    New documents added to WikiLeak’s leaked United States embassy cables revealed that China has been selling missiles and parts to Iran,Syria and Pakistan in violation of its agreement with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). MTCR MTCR was formed in 1987 as an informal voluntary partnership of 34 countries to prevent the export of long range weapons of mass destruction to hostile nations. China is not a member but has assured the members it will support the group’s policy of Missile Nonproliferation. China has not been allowed to join the MTCR because of its non-existent export controls. China has not...
  • Coalition Takes Aim at Libyan Air Defenses

    03/19/2011 3:17:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2011 – Coalition members fired 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Libya’s integrated air and missile defense system today as a precursor to setting up a no-fly zone over the country, Pentagon officials said. Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, director of the Joint Staff, briefs reporters at the Pentagon on the launch of Operation Odyssey Dawn, a coalition effort to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya and protect the Libyan people from Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, March 19, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. In Brazil, where he is on the first...
  • U.S. May Cut Israel Missile Shield Funds

    12/28/2010 8:37:47 AM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Space Daily ^ | December 28, 2010 | Staff
    Israel's increasingly troubled missile defense shield has taken another knock with media reports that budgetary problems could force the U.S. administration to delay funding for the system still being developed by Israel's defense industry. The aid could be put back several months, the liberal Haaretz daily reports. That's likely to heighten Israeli concerns over the vulnerability of the country's cities at a time when the Jewish state faces the growing threat of missile attack on an unprecedented scale from almost every quarter. Haaretz said the problem stems from U.S. President Barack Obama's difficulties in pushing next year's budget through a...
  • Russian parliament tentatively approves arms pact (Duma Disses Obama, delays START vote...)

    12/24/2010 9:03:54 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press ^ | DECEMBER 24, 2010 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    MOSCOW – Russia's lower house of parliament on Friday gave preliminary approval to a U.S.-Russian arms treaty, but decided to delay the final vote until next month. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma voted 350-58 to approve the New START treaty in the first of three required readings. The legislators said they would proceed further after returning from the New Year's vacation that lasts until Jan. 11. Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the State Duma's foreign affairs committee, said the full ratification could only happen next month "at the earliest." The New START treaty, which was ratified Wednesday by the U.S. Senate,...
  • Action Alert: Stop the START Treaty

    12/16/2010 6:24:04 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 8 replies
    SCF ^ | 12-16-10 | jim demint
    The nuclear-weapons treaty President Obama has negotiated with the Russians may help him make America's erstwhile Cold War adversary happy, but it won't help protect us from the rogue nations that threaten the United States today. Today, the Senate will begin debating the the New START treaty. Democrats want to jam it through with a flock of lame ducks. If ratified, it will force the U.S. to agree to strategic-nuclear-weapons parity with Russia, the direct descendant of a nation that threatened our country's existence for decades. Who would have thought in the year 2010 the United States would be renewing...
  • Threats to 2010 Air Supremacy

    10/07/2010 5:12:16 AM PDT · by Broker · 12 replies
    AirForceAssocHQ's Channel ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | USAF Staff
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  • The Missiles of October

    10/31/2009 10:03:52 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 14 replies · 1,067+ views
    Online WSJ ^ | 31 oct 09 | WARREN KOZAK
    WARREN KOZAK "All war is based on deception." —Sun Tzu In the summer of 1962, the leader of the great Soviet empire, Nikita Khrushchev, faced a serious problem. His huge intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) didn't work. Their launchers were unreliable, their aim was off and the fuel used to rocket them skyward was so volatile that they had to be stored empty. In case of an attack, they would first have to be tanked up before being fired. The Soviet premier understood that since his ICBMs were a crucial part of his nuclear balance with the U.S., this put him...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama loosens missile technology controls to China

    10/15/2009 10:25:14 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies · 558+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2009 | Bill Gertz
    President Obama recently shifted authority for approving sales to China of missile and space technology from the White House to the Commerce Department -- a move critics say will loosen export controls and potentially benefit Chinese missile development. The president issued a little-noticed "presidential determination" Sept. 29 that delegated authority for determining whether missile and space exports should be approved for China to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. Commerce officials say the shift will not cause controls to be loosened in regards to the export of missile and space technology. Eugene Cottilli, a spokesman for Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security,...
  • Arctic Sea ghost ship 'was carrying weapons to Iran

    09/06/2009 8:06:22 AM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 24 replies · 1,301+ views ^ | September 6, 2009 | Chris Irvine
    The Arctic Sea cargo ship that disappeared for almost a month earlier this summer, was carrying weapons to Iran and was being tracked by Mossad, the Israeli security service, according to reports. Mystery has surrounded the ship, officially carrying a cargo of timber worth £1.3 million from Finland to Algeria, since its crew first reported a boarding in Swedish waters on July 24 after a raid by 10 armed English-speaking men posing as anti-narcotics police officers. It was eventually recovered off the coast of west Africa on August 17. Russia has since charged eight men from Estonia, Latvia and Russia...
  • Bibi's Choice (Israel to Attack Iran with Land Based Missiles instead of Airstrike?)

    07/04/2009 1:00:27 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 71 replies · 3,921+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 07/13/2009 | Peter Berkowitz
    snip Conversations over the last few weeks with more than a dozen members of Israel's larger national security community--right and left, scholars and military men and women, some coming out of the army and others the air force, some with decades of experience in military intelligence and others in clandestine operations, some former Knesset members and others former, current, and soon-to-be advisers to prime ministers--suggest it is fair to conclude that the professionals agree with the public that Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons is a game changer. Among them, there is a consensus that Israel has the technological capacity to...
  • Measured response as N. Korea ramps up tensions

    05/31/2009 1:30:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 675+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 31, 2009 | Roxana Tiron
    Lawmakers are so far taking a measured approach to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions as the Obama administration and the United Nations Security Council work on avenues to stymie potential nuclear proliferation or an arms race in the region. The congressional recess in some ways has offered a respite from a barrage of statements on current events, but the panels that focus on foreign affairs are not rushing into offering any reaction into how the North Korea situation should be handled. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, helmed by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), will hold a hearing on North Korea in the...