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  • U.S. May Not Be Able to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles, Say Experts

    04/19/2017 12:15:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    NBC ^ | April 19, 2017 | KEN DILANIAN
    Top generals have been insisting for years that if North Korea launched a missile at the United States, the U.S military would be able to shoot it down. But that is a highly questionable assertion, according to independent scientists and government investigators. In making it, the generals fail to acknowledge huge questions about the effectiveness of the $40 billion missile defense system they rely on to stop a potential nuclear-armed ballistic missile fired by North Korean or Iran, according to a series of outside reviews. "They are leading political leaders to believe that they have a military capability that they...
  • South Korean missile interceptor in final development

    04/18/2017 3:34:59 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 18APR17 | Richard Tomkins
    April 18 (UPI) -- ...According to the Yonhap news service the hit-to-kill missile system will undergo final evaluation next month to determine it's suitability for production and deployment...The indigenously developed M-SAM is a key element of the country's Korea Air and Missile Defense system. It has the capability to destroy incoming ballistic missiles at an altitude of about 12.4 miles. The missile was developed by South Korea's Agency for Defense Development and LIG Nex1...
  • Drive-Bys Credit Obama for Failed Nork Missile

    04/17/2017 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 17, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So the Norks launched a missile on Saturday that blew up the moment it left the pad. The rumor going around is that we cyber hacked the North Korean launch system, their computer system, and guess what? The Drive-Bys are not wasting any time in crediting the Obama administration for the high-tech hackery that the Trump administration was able to use. So eager have the Drive-Bys been, I probably should have figured this, but look at all the months that have gone by here. We’re coming up on a hundred days and the Drive-Bys just jumped on this....
  • McFarland 'no comment' on reports US sabotaged North Korea missile launch, calls launch a 'fizzle'

    04/16/2017 8:04:02 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    FOX ^ | April 16, 2017
    McFarland 'no comment' on reports US sabotaged North Korea missile launch, calls launch a 'fizzle' Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland on Sunday declined to say whether the U.S. cyber-sabotaged North Korea’s failed missile launch, saying only that it was “a fizzle.” “You know we can’t talk about secret intelligence and things that might have been done, covert operations,” McFarland told “Fox News Sunday.” “I really have no comment.” Still, McFarland, a former Fox News contributor, said the failed non-nuclear missile test Sunday by the rogue nation was one of about 30 failed attempts and that cyberwar is now a...
  • North Korea’s Embarrassing Missile Launch Failure May Have Been Caused By US cyber Attack

    04/16/2017 9:56:42 AM PDT · by blam · 68 replies
    The Sun ^ | 4-16-2017 | Mark Hodge
    Former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind claims American intelligence has foiled similar nuke tests  THE US may have sabotaged Kim Jong-un’s missile test yesterday through a cyber-attack causing the rocket to spectacularly flop, according to a former British foreign secretary. Sir Malcolm Rifkind claims American intelligence has used cyber warfare to successfully foil missile tests before and that there is a “strong belief” that President Trump’s administration was behind North Korea’s latest failed launch. Sir Malcolm Rifkind claims the US could have sabotaged North Korea failed missile launch Speaking with the BBC, he said: “It could have failed because the...
  • North Korean missile 'blows up' on test launch as Pence heads for South

    04/15/2017 8:05:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 15, 2017 | 10:38pm EDT | Ju-min Park
    A North Korean missile “blew up almost immediately” on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks on the North’s increasingly defiant arms program. The failed launch from North Korea’s east coast, ignoring admonitions from major ally China, came a day after North Korea held a military parade in its capital, marking the birth anniversary of the state founder, in which what appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display. South Korea said the combined show of force “threatened the whole world”....
  • North Korea attempts but fails to launch missile: South Korea

    04/15/2017 4:12:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 15, 2017 | Reuters
    North Korea attempted to launch a missile on Sunday near Sinpo, on its east coast, but it is believed to have failed, South Korea's military said.
  • N. Korea's attempted missile launch failed: JCS

    04/15/2017 4:12:28 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 118 replies
    Yonhap News Agency ^ | 04/15/2017 | Yonhap News
    SEOUL, April 16 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's attempted missile launch on Sunday ended in failure, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.
  • Trump's Syria strike celebrated by 'terrorists', Iran says

    04/08/2017 3:10:25 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, April 8, 2017 | BBC News
    A woman with a baby in a crowd of protestersImage copyrightEPA Image caption - Syrians protested outside the UN offices in Damascus Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said "terrorists are celebrating" US strikes on a Syrian airbase. His comments echo the response from Russia, which like Iran is allied to Syria, and from Syria itself. At least six people are reported to have been killed in the missile strikes in the early hours of Friday. The strikes followed Wednesday's suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, in which 89 people are reported to have died.
  • Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack

    04/08/2017 12:41:01 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 24 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Saturday, April 8, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Beirut: Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week, as Turkey warned that a retaliatory US missile strike on a Syrian air base would only be "cosmetic" if greater efforts are not made to remove President Bashar Assad from power. The airstrikes on the opposition-held northern town of Khan Sheikhoun, where 87 people were killed in the chemical attack earlier this week, killed a woman and wounded her son, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees, an activist collective. Elsewhere in Syria,...
  • [N.Korea] Possible Evidence of the Failed March 22 Missile Test

    04/03/2017 5:32:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    38North ^ | 03 April 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
    Possible Evidence of the Failed March 22 Missile Test By Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. 03 April 2017 Reports originating from South Korean and US sources indicate that at 7:00 AM (local time) on March 22, North Korea failed in an attempt to launch a ballistic missile. These reports stated that “North Korea fired one missile from an area near the Wonsan Air Base this morning but it’s presumed to have failed…” and that the missile “…appears to have exploded within seconds of launch.”[1] The type of missile was not released, but the Kalma Ballistic Missile Launch Site—adjacent to the Kalma...
  • North Korea missile tests fail seconds after launch, US officials say

    03/22/2017 11:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/22/2017 | By Lucas Tomlinson
    A North Korean ballistic missile test ended in failure when it exploded five seconds after launch, two US officials tell Fox News. North Korea attempted to launch an intermediate-range Musudan missile, the first attempted launch of this type of missile since President Trump took office. "The missile blew up five seconds after launch," said one official, who had seen satellite imagery of the launch showing a heavily damaged mobile launcher on a runway. The test occurred at an air base near the city of Wonsan on North Korea's east coast along the Sea of Japan. South Korea's Defense Ministry said...
  • North Korea's latest missile test has failed, Seoul says

    03/21/2017 8:19:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 41 replies
    AP ^ | March 21, 2017
    North Korea's latest missile test has failed, Seoul says SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure.
  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un hails engine test as 'new birth' for rocket industry: KCNA

    03/18/2017 6:27:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Mar. 19, 2017
    North Korea's Kim Jong Un hails engine test as 'new birth' for rocket industry: KCNA Rocket engines are easily re-purposed for use in missiles. Outside observers say that the nuclear-armed Pyongyang's space programme is a fig leaf for weapons tests. "The development and completion of a new-type high-thrust engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability in the field of outer space development," KCNA reported. "The leader (Kim) noted that the success made in the current test marked a great event of historic significance as it declared a new birth of the...
  • US Navy Ship Missile Launches

    03/18/2017 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/18/17 | JR
    The US Navy is ready for trouble, that I can tell you. Vessels in order of appearance: USS Coronado USS Nitze (At night) USS Detriot RIM 166 USS Arleigh USS Eisenhower Russia Launches Against IS 480 USS Detroit MDA FTM- 20 Missile Sea Hawk Helicopter Iskander and SMERCH Launch
  • Defiant Iran Conducts More Ballistic Missile Tests; This Time From Naval Vessel

    03/09/2017 5:34:15 PM PST · by tired&retired · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    As tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to mount, the semi-official news agency Tasnim is reporting that Iran's Revolutionary Guard has successfully conducted yet another ballistic missile test, this time from a navy vessel. Called the Hormuz 2, these latest missiles are designed to destroy moving targets at sea at ranges up to 300 km (180 miles). Reports on the latest test quotes Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC's Aerospace Force, who confirmed that "the naval ballistic missile called Hormuz 2 successfully destroyed a target which was 250 km away." The missile test is the latest event in...
  • US general says Russia has deployed banned missile

    03/08/2017 12:39:26 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 53 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 8 Mar 2017 | Robert Burns
    WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. general on Wednesday accused Russia of deploying a land-based cruise missile in violation of "the spirit and intent" of a nuclear arms treaty and charged that Moscow's intention is to threaten U.S. facilities in Europe and the NATO alliance. "We believe that the Russians have deliberately deployed it in order to pose a threat to NATO and to facilities within the NATO area of responsibility," Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a House Armed Services Committee hearing.
  • North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan: Abe

    03/05/2017 5:44:56 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 5, 2017 | Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko
    North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan: Abe By Ju-min Park and Kaori Kaneko | SEOUL/TOKYO North Korea fired four ballistic missiles early on Monday, three of which landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said, the latest in a series of provocative tests by the reclusive state. "Multiple ballistic missiles" were launched from the Tongchang-ri region near the North's border with China and flew about 1,000 km (620 miles), South Korean military officials said, without providing the number of missiles. "South Korea and the United States are conducting a close-up analysis, regarding...
  • Trump tells Reuters he wants to expand nuclear arsenal, make US 'top of the pack'

    02/23/2017 12:38:51 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 35 replies
    CNBC ^ | 23 FEB 16 | Jonathan Ernst
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty and said he would raise the issue with Russian President Vladimir Putin when and if they meet. On another front, Trump said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea "very easily if they want to," ratcheting up pressure...
  • North Korea's 'game changing' new missile is more stable, more efficient -and harder to detect

    02/13/2017 10:48:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 13, 2017 | Julian Ryall
    The new type of intermediate-range ballistic missile launched by North Korea on Sunday is a "game changer", according to analysts, because it uses a solid fuel engine that makes the weapon more stable and reduces the time required to fuel a missile before launch. The Pukguksong-2 is also road-mobile on tractor-erector-launcher units, analysts point out, all of which means that the weapon is more difficult to detect and neutralise before it is launched.