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  • Defiant N. Korea fires series of missiles

    07/04/2006 5:59:14 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 81 replies · 2,162+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 007/04/06 | By Eric Talmadge,
    TOKYO - A defiant North Korea test-fired a long-range missile Wednesday that may be capable of reaching America, but it failed seconds after launch, U.S. officials said. The North also tested four of shorter range in an exercise the White House termed "a provocation" but not an immediate threat. The audacious military tests by isolated communist nation came despite stern warnings from the United States and Japan — and carried out as the U.S. celebrated the Fourth of July and launched the space shuttle. None of the missiles made it as far as Japan. The Japanese government said all landed...
  • Tracking N Korea's missile intent

    07/04/2006 2:02:15 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 73 replies · 1,862+ views
    BBC ^ | 07/04/06 | By Rob Watson
    most things about North Korea, little is known for certain about the Taepodong 2 missile. But there is no doubt North Korea does have a very long standing and pretty sophisticated missile programme. North Korea's intentions are under the global spotlight In 1998, before it began observing a moratorium on tests, North Korea launched a Taepodong 1 missile which passed over northern Japan and surprised Western intelligence agencies by the use of three stages in the missile's propulsion system. What is striking about the Taepodong 2 is that it could well be North Korea's first genuine intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)...
  • 2003 UN Report: Iraq Sulfur Mustard Gas Chemical Weapons Have High Quality After 12 years of Storage

    06/22/2006 11:38:34 AM PDT · by jveritas · 210 replies · 12,375+ views
    March 2003 UN Iraq WMD Report ^ | June 22 2006 | jveritas
    Since the story broke yesterday about finding 500 Shells of Chemical Weapons in Iraq, shells that contain Sulfur Mustard Gas or Sarin Gas, the Left and their media were quick to dismiss this extremely important find by using the lame excuse that these Chemical weapons Shells were produced before 1991 and hence its not effective anymore because it has much lower quality”. However in March 2003 UN report about Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction there is the following on page 77 (Page 79 of the pdf file), paragraph 1 of the report : “ The Sulfur Mustard contained in...
  • Document: Saddam Ordered Biological And Radiation Test on Presidential Sites Attacked by US in 1998

    06/21/2006 2:17:48 PM PDT · by jveritas · 86 replies · 6,853+ views
    Document ISGP-2003-00300134 contains Top Secret And Personal letters that carry Saddam orders to do radiation and biological testing on the Presidential sites that were attacked by the US in December 1998. Beginning of translation of the first top secret and personal memo In the Name of God the Most Merciful The Most Compassionate Top Secret And Personal The Republic of Iraq The Presidential Secretariat Number: 537304/1 18/12/1998 ORDER Mr. President The Leader (God Protects Him) Order: Form committees from the Ministry of Health and the Military Industrialization Commission and The Atomic Energy Organization and The Special Security Service with its...
  • U.S. seen vulnerable to space 'pulse' attack

    11/22/2005 5:09:15 AM PST · by mym · 36 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 22, 2005 | Bill Gertz
    The United States is highly vulnerable to attack from electronic pulses caused by a nuclear blast in space, according to a new book on threats to U.S. security. A single nuclear weapon carried by a ballistic missile and detonated a few hundred miles over the United States would cause "catastrophe for the nation" by damaging electricity-based networks and infrastructure, including computers and telecommunications, according to "War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World." "This is the single most serious national-security challenge and certainly the least known," said Frank J. Gaffney Jr. of...
  • Syria Test-Fires 3 Scud Missiles, Israelis Say (excerpt)

    06/02/2005 7:18:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 747+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 3, 2005 | Steven Erlanger
    Excerpt - TEL AVIV, June 2 - Syria test-fired three Scud missiles last Friday, including one that broke up over Turkish territory and showered missile parts down onto unsuspecting Turkish farmers, Israeli military officials revealed Thursday. These were the first such Syrian missile tests since 2001, the Israelis said, and were part of a Syrian missile development project using North Korean technology and designed, the Israelis contend, to deliver air-burst chemical weapons. The missiles included one older Scud B, with a range of about 185 miles, and two Scud D's, the Israelis say they believe, with a range of about...
  • SCUD like missles in Morro Castle, Havana Cuba aimed north

    04/07/2005 12:22:20 PM PDT · by mandingo republican · 49 replies · 2,444+ views These unauthorized photos were taken by a tourist who, as he said in his e-mail to us, "sneaked out of the tourist area while visiting the Morro fortress" in Havana, Are these missiles operational? He says that he is 100% positive that they are. "They are behind the back wall. There is a military base there, as I saw jeeps approaching, I got the hell out of there pronto. It is a huge crime to photo things like that," he said. Maybe someone who is familiar with these type of missiles can identify them for us and provide...
  • Hussein’s Missile Contract with North Korea Revealed

    12/12/2004 7:52:26 PM PST · by canadianally · 7 replies · 571+ views
    Donga (South Korea) ^ | December 12, 2004 | Seung-Ryun Kim
    It was confirmed that North Korea promised Iraq missile technology worth $10 million (approximately 10.5 billion won) when Saddam Hussein was in power. An additional part of the Duelfer Report (CIA) was made available to the public on December 11 and says that the Hussein regime raised money through oil-for-food programs under the supervision of the U.N. to finance the 10 million dollar arms contract with North Korea. According to sources at western intelligence agencies, North Korea is estimated to have sold about 540 missiles so far. The number includes 250 SCUD missiles worth $580 million, to Iran, Syria, Pakistan,...
  • Israel's Scud killer: Shot heard round the world

    08/02/2004 8:44:45 AM PDT · by visagoth · 3 replies · 971+ views
    Haaretz daily ^ | 7/2/2004 | Bradley Burston
    This time, the shot heard round the world was fired in California. In an area better known for surfing than for strategic impact, last week's test-firing of an Arrow anti-missile off sleepy Point Magu barely made wave one in the States, coinciding as it did with the prime-time, straw hat and Chuck Berry hullabaloo coronation of a Democratic presidential candidate. The demonstration, in which the U.S.-financed, Israeli developed Arrow for the first time successfully intercepted a Scud missile in flight, may well have made more noise halfway around the globe, in places like Tehran and Damascus. To be sure, some...
  • This Is Only A Test: Arrow Successfully Intercepts Scud

    07/31/2004 7:29:57 PM PDT · by arielb · 10 replies · 490+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Jul 30, '04
    An Arrow anti-ballistic missile successfully intercepted and destroyed a Scud missile yesterday during a joint United States-Israel test program off the California coast. All the Arrow system components performed successfully in their full operational configuration. This was the twelfth Arrow intercept test, and the seventh test of the complete system. Its objectives were to demonstrate the Arrow's improved performance against an actual - not simulated - Israel-threatening target. The Scud was launched from a maritime platform, and its trajectory demonstrated an operational scenario - one that could not have been tested in Israel due to test-field safety restrictions...
  • Joint US-Israeli Anti-Ballistic Missile System Shoots Down Test Scud

    07/31/2004 3:44:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies · 417+ views ^ | 30JUL04 | By Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem ( - With ballistic missiles a growing threat in the region, Israel on Thursday successfully tested its Arrow anti-missile system against a live Scud missile for the first time off the coast of California. Israel began developing the anti-missile system 12 years ago after U.S.-made Patriot missiles - designed to intercept aircraft rather than missiles - were largely ineffective in stopping Iraqi Scud missiles during the 1991 Gulf War. At least 39 Iraqi Scud missiles slammed into Israel in the first Gulf War. The estimated $2 billion, one-of-a-kind Arrow anti-missile system is being developed jointly by the Israel and...
  • N. Korea: [Ryongchon Mystery]Who Blew Up Ryongchon?(Extensive Details)

    06/28/2004 3:46:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 1,151+ views
    Media Daum ^ | 06/25/04 | Kim Kyung-eun
    /begin my translation [Ryongchon Mystery]Who Blew Up Ryongchon? It has been almost two months since Ryongchon Train Explosion occurred in N. Korea. A plenty of relief aids were sent from all over the world, when the world saw pictures of children badly wounded by the blast. According to Lee Jong-hyuk, the vice chairman of N. Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, who visited Seoul on June 14th, the reconstruction and repair of Ryongchon would be complete by coming October. Its residents, especially those wounded children, could soon start smiling again at their new homes and schools. However, under such an uplifting outlook,...
  • Air and Missile Defense: Operation Iraqi Freedom

    01/06/2004 7:10:14 PM PST · by xzins · 16 replies · 2,090+ views
    Army Magazine ^ | Jan 04 | Col. Charles A. Anderson
    Col. Charles A. Anderson During Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), America once again placed its trust and confidence in Patriot soldiers, as it had during Operation Desert Storm, to protect the force from ballistic missile attack. At the end of OIF, however, there was no acrimonious debate as there was at the end of Operation Desert Storm about Patriot's performance. In the maelstrom of combat, Patriot answered any question about its lethality against tactical ballistic missiles. Out ahead or keeping pace with the Patriot units on the contested highways leading toward Baghdad, air defense artillery (ADA) Avengers, Bradley Linebackers and forward...
  • Media's Focus After Interim Report Surprises Top Arms Inspector

    10/05/2003 2:08:39 PM PDT · by Chummy · 7 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Information Service ^ | October 5, 2003 | John D. Banusiewicz
    Media's Focus After Interim Report Surprises Top Arms Inspector By John D. Banusiewicz American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2003 – The man leading the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq expressed surprise here today that media reports focused mainly on what his team has yet to find and not on what it has turned up so far after his Oct. 2 interim report to Congress. David Kay, chief U.S. arms inspector, told host Tony Snow on the "Fox News Sunday" that while his team indeed has yet to find illicit weapons, "I'm sort of amazed that...
  • Syrian Axis of Terror

    09/18/2003 2:25:24 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 233+ views ^ | 9/18/03 | John Bolton
    The United States views with "serious concern" Syria's expanding weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities and its continued state sponsorship of terrorism, the State Department's top arms control official says.Testifying September 16 before a House International Relations subcommittee, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton said Syria also has taken "a series of hostile actions" toward Coalition forces in Iraq.He said Syria allowed military equipment to flow into Iraq on the eve of and during the war, and has "permitted volunteers to pass into Iraq to attack and kill our service members during the...

    09/08/2003 2:01:07 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 122 replies · 605+ views
    Chosun Ilbo, SBS TV, Japanese NNN TV ^ | 9 September 2003 | AmericanInTokyo
    5:00 p.m. Monday (9/8) Eastern TimeIt is now 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 in Pyongyang, North Korea. Under rainy skies and with a current temperature of 70 degrees F, 95% humidity, slight breeze, with expected thunderstorms today in Pyongyang. Many FReepers and others are taking close note of today. Sunrise will occur in 12 minutes. And then, within a few hours, something rather noteworthy, historic and perhaps stunning is expected in the capital of the D.P.R.K. (North Korea).SBS-TV (S. Korea) today has obtained photographs of a new and provocative 15.5 meter-tall Nodong version missile, capable of attacking the...
  • On N. Korean Freighter, a Virtual Missile Factory

    08/13/2003 8:32:22 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 14 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/03 | Joby Warrick
    First of two articlesNEW DELHI -- Tae Min Hun, the dour captain of the North Korean freighter Kuwolsan, glared icily from the bridge as tempers around him soared in the midday heat. On June 30, 1999, as customs agents in India's northwestern port city of Kandla waited impatiently to board the vessel, Tae received urgent instructions from Pyongyang: At all cost, let no one open the cargo boxes.The Indians tried to look anyway, and a melee erupted. Tae and his crew rained blows on inspectors and barricaded the doors with their bodies, according to witness accounts and video footage of...
  • Taiwan boards N Korean ship

    08/09/2003 7:31:41 AM PDT · by Centurion2000 · 18 replies · 247+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/8/2003 | BBC
    BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Taiwan boards N Korean ship Taiwan boards N Korean ship Taiwanese customs officers have boarded a North Korean freighter at the request of US intelligence authorities, reports say. The Taiwanese Central News Agency reports the US as saying the ship could be transporting illegal chemicals that could be used in the manufacture of nuclear weapons. Officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Finance and Customs Bureau (MFKCB) subsequently boarded the ship, which arrived in Kaohsiung Harbour on Thursday from Bangkok, Thailand. The Taiwanese newspaper Lien Ho Pao reported the US had urged Taiwan's National Security Council...
  • Australians Release Details of Iraq Role

    05/09/2003 6:11:17 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 401+ views
    AP | 5/09/03 | PETER O'CONNOR
    CANBERRA, Australia, May 09, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- Elite Australian special forces charged with knocking out Scud missile bases entered deep into Iraq two days before the opening salvo of the war, defense officials said Friday. Releasing details on the role of Australia's 150 Special Air Services troops in Iraq for the first time, defense officials said a large contingent of Australian special forces went into Iraq the night of March 18. The commandos were mainly charged with reconnaissance and "shoot and scoot" missions tracking key military targets and destroying them, either with their own weapons or...
  • Most Intercepts Of Iraqi Rockets Were By Older Patriot Missiles

    04/24/2003 6:29:46 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 3 replies · 373+ views
    Inside The Pentagon | April 24, 2003 | Elaine M. Grossman
    CAMP DOHA, KUWAIT -- All but two of nine U.S. and Kuwaiti Patriot intercepts of Iraqi missiles over a 13-day period beginning March 20 were performed by Guidance Enhanced Missiles, or GEMs, introduced into the fleet seven years ago, according to Army Brig. Gen. Howard Bromberg, commanding general of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command. Just two rockets Iraq launched were shot down by brand new Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles. Most engaged missiles were Al-Samoud and Ababil-100 surface-to-surface rockets fired from southern Iraq towards Kuwait, often operating on the outer limits of their approximately 90-mile maximum range,...