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  • CIA Director Pompeo Lashes Out at Iran, Compares It to ISIS

    10/13/2017 2:11:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 12, 2017
    On the eve of President Trump's decision on the certification of the Iran nuclear deal, CIA Director Michael Pompeo lashed out Thursday at the Islamic Republic in a speech at the University of Texas, calling it "a thuggish police state" and a "despotic theocracy," and comparing its ambitions to those of ISIS.
  • Iraqi Army Discovers US-Made Missiles in Daesh Base in Mosul

    10/02/2017 3:06:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Iraqi army and popular forces have discovered a number of US-made missiles from a military position of Daesh (ISIL) in the Southern part of Mosul, informed local sources disclosed after the first group of pro-government troops opened their way into Southern Mosul on Monday. “Several US-made missiles were found in al-Shoura region to the South of Mosul,” a local source said on Monday, Global Research reported. The Iraqi army and popular forces had previously found US-made missiles in Anbar province. Provincial officials confirmed that the US-made weapons were sent by the so-called US-led coalition for the ISIL terrorists in Anbar...
  • Is Trump All Talk on North Korea? The Uncertainty Sends a Shiver

    09/24/2017 4:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 24, 2017 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    When President Trump gave a fiery campaign speech in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday evening, he drew a rapturous roar by ridiculing Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, as “Little Rocket Man.” Among diplomats and national security specialists, the reaction was decidedly different. After Mr. Trump repeated his taunt in a tweet late Saturday and threatened that Mr. Kim and his foreign minister “won’t be around much longer” if they continue their invective against the United States, reactions ranged from nervous disbelief to sheer terror. Mr. Trump’s willingness to casually threaten to annihilate a nuclear-armed foe was yet another reminder of...
  • Trump has made 'our rockets' visit' to U.S. mainland inevitable, North Korean foreign minister says

    09/23/2017 1:25:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Reuters
    North Korea said on Saturday that firing its rockets at the U.S. mainland was "inevitable" after U.S. President Donald Trump called Pyongyang's leader "rocket man," in a further escalation of rhetoric between the two leaders. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho's remarks before the United Nations General Assembly came hours after U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighter jets flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea, in a show of force the Pentagon said demonstrated the range of military options available to Trump. "Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally...
  • Blowing Up One Of North Korea’s Missiles Suddenly Not Sounding So Crazy

    09/19/2017 4:31:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Last month I proposed what was clearly a provocative idea as the United States wrestles with the problem of North Korea and their diminutive dictator’s growing collection of nuclear toys. What if, I wondered, we were to use our missile defense system to shoot down one of Kim Jong-un’s ICBM’s the next time he fires a test shot over Japan? Others have suggested it in the past but it always seems to be dismissed as a needlessly risky idea. It would certainly be seen as a provocation in the face of a madman by some, but it seems as...
  • In 1983 ‘war scare,’ Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.

    10/25/2015 6:26:44 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2015 | David E. Hoffman
    A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence review that has just been declassified. “In 1983, we may have inadvertently placed our relations with the Soviet Union on a hair trigger,” the review concluded.
  • So Where Did North Korea Get That Souped Up Rocket Fuel?

    09/18/2017 9:50:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, North Korea launched yet another ICBM on a test run taking it over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. This one traveled more than 2,300 miles, further than the distance to Guam had they wanted to strike it. There’s increasing consensus that Kim’s missiles could reach the continental United States if he chose to take the shot.Over the course of the debate as to what we should about this, a great deal of attention has been paid to a couple of things. One is the miniaturization of Kim’s increasingly powerful nukes and whether or not he can...
  • South Korea 'fires ballistic missile' in response to North Korea's strike towards Japan

    09/14/2017 6:40:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 09/14/2017
    South Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile towards North Korea in response to the hermit state's earlier strike. North Korea fired a missile in an eastern direction, over the island of Hokkaido, from its capital Pyongyang. South Korea has responded by firing a ballistic missile into waters off its eastern coast, it has been reported. The North Korean missile was fired early on Friday from the Sunan district in its capital, Pyongyang, toward the eastern direction, which is heading towards Japan, South Korea's military said. Japan has issued a national warning and told people to take shelter. _______________________ Conservazilla...
  • The 'Frankenmissile': How South Korea plans to destroy the North's underground military bases

    09/05/2017 10:09:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 6, 2017 | Nicola Smith
    South Korea has pledged to develop a powerful “Frankenmissile” capable of destroying North Korea’s underground military facilities and wartime commands as it beefs up its armoury to counter the growing threat from across the border. According to the Korea Herald, military sources in Seoul revealed the plan the day after South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed to scrap an imposed 500kg limit on the warheads fitting onto the South’s missiles. Mr Moon had told the US president during a telephone call on Monday, after Pyongyang’s detonation of a hydrogen bomb test, that it was...
  • South Korea, U.S. to scrap warhead weight limit on South Korean missiles: Blue House

    09/04/2017 12:15:53 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    https://www.reuters.com/ ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 | Christine Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump agreed on Monday to scrap a warhead weight limit on South Korea’s missiles in the wake of North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, South Korea’s presidential office said. In a separate phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin also on Monday, Moon said the U.N. Security Council should seek ways to sever North Korea’s foreign currency income, including from its workers employed abroad and oil shipments. Under the existing missile pact between the United States and South Korea, Seoul’s warheads currently face a cap of 500 kg...
  • It’s Not Too Late on North Korea

    08/10/2017 11:40:45 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | AUG. 10, 2017 | SUSAN E. RICE
    North Korea’s substantial nuclear arsenal and improving intercontinental ballistic missile capacity pose a growing threat to America’s security. But we need not face an immediate crisis if we play our hand carefully. Given the bluster emanating from Pyongyang and Bedminster, N.J., Americans can be forgiven for feeling anxious. Shortly after adoption of new United Nations sanctions last weekend, North Korea threatened retaliation against the United States “thousands of times” over. Those sanctions were especially potent, closing loopholes and cutting off important funding for the North. August is also when the United States and South Korea conduct major joint military exercises,...
  • North Korea Assembling Arsenal for a Nuclear Sneak Attack

    08/10/2017 3:52:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 10, 2017 | David Axe
    North Korea has been steadily assembling all the technologies it needs to put a nuclear warhead on a submarine-launched missile. If the Pyongyang regime deploys an effective undersea nuke—and all signs point toward that eventuality—it might be able to sail a sub behind U.S. defenses on the Korean Peninsula and launch a surprise strike on South Korean cities. The new undersea threat comes at a time of escalating hostility between the United States and North Korea. The communist country recently produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside its missiles, according to The Washington Post. Warhead-miniaturization is “a...
  • North Korea ready to teach U.S. 'severe lesson', says U.N. abused its authority

    08/07/2017 7:57:26 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 43 replies
    news.trust.org ^ | Monday, 7 August 2017 | Reuters
    MANILA, Aug 7 (Reuters) - North Korea is ready to give the United States a "severe lesson" with its strategic nuclear force if it takes military action against it, and will not put its nuclear programme or its missiles on the negotiating table, it said in a statement to a regional meeting on Monday. In a transcript of a statement by Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, which was distributed to media in Manila, Pyongyang called new U.N. sanctions "fabricated" and warned there would be "strong follow-up measures" and acts of justice.It said the resolution showed the United Nations had abused its...
  • Why Is Russia Aiming Missiles at China?

    07/11/2017 10:18:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 12, 2017 | Guy Plopsky
    The placement of Iskander-M Brigades in Russia’s Eastern Military District reflects continued uneasiness about China.In early June 2017, Russian media reported that yet another Ground Forces missile brigade received the dreaded road-mobile 9K720 Iskander-M missile system (known in Russian military parlance as an “operational-tactical missile system,” or OTRK in short). The brigade in question is the 29th Army’s newly established 3rd Missile Brigade, based in Russia’s colossal Eastern Military District (MD). Formed in December 2016, this brigade was initially armed with the aging 9K79-1 Tochka-U tactical ballistic missile system, and became the Eastern MD’s fourth missile brigade to be re-equipped...
  • US successfully tests THAAD missile system amid North Korean tensions

    07/11/2017 7:49:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/11/2017
    The U.S. on Tuesday test-fired its THAAD anti-ballistic missile system from Alaska that successfully intercepted a target missile launched from an Air Force Cargo plane north of Hawaii. The drill was previously scheduled in June and comes a week after North Korea successfully test-launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile capable of hitting Alaska. THAAD is used to intercept short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles. It does not target intercontinental ballistic missiles. The U.S. has a perfect record on launches, hitting 14 out of 14 targets. "I couldn't be more proud of the government and contractor team who executed this flight test today,"...
  • The secret to Kim’s success? Some experts see Russian echoes in North Korea’s missile advances

    07/08/2017 8:35:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | July 8, 2017 | Joby Warrick
    Four months before its July 4 missile test, North Korea offered the world a rare technical preview of its latest missile engine, one said to be capable of lobbing nuclear warheads at U.S. cities. A video on state-run TV depicted a machine with thickets of tubes and vents, and a shape that struck some U.S. experts as familiar — in a distinctly Soviet way. “It shocked me,” said Michael Elleman, one weapons expert who noticed jarring similarities between the engine tested by North Korea in March and one he frequently encountered in Russia at the end of the Cold War....
  • LIVE: UNSC emergency meeting on North Korea (3pm on C-SPAN)

    07/05/2017 10:14:14 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 89 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | LIVE at 3pm
    United Nations Security Council Meeting on North Korea The United Nations Security Council meets to discuss the latest developments in North Korea and efforts to prevent the government there from further development of its nuclear program.
  • Hitler's last gasp! Kamikaze Doodlebug with room for a PILOT that was the Nazis' [tr]

    06/22/2017 6:32:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | NIck Enoch
    An incredibly rare Kamikaze version of Adolf Hitler's deadly V1 terror weapon is about to go on display at a British museum 47 years after it was saved from the scrapheap - and restored in Germany. The piloted Doodlebug was effectively a suicide bomb packed with one ton of explosives in its nose. Towards the end of the Second World War, some 5,000 V1 rockets, the world's first cruise missile, were launched by the Germans to bomb London, causing massive loss of life.
  • North Korea Is About to Test a Missile That Can Reach Trump Tower

    06/12/2017 10:40:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 12, 2017 | Jeffrey Lewis
    Donald Trump famously boasted that “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” I wonder if that offer is good for a North Korean long-range missile hitting the same spot? I ask, because North Korea’s state media is now hinting that it will test a long-range missile capable of hitting New York — and trolling Donald Trump in the process. You may recall that back in January, some media outlets got the idea that North Korea might test an intercontinental-range ballistic missile (ICBM), prompting Trump to unleash a two-part Twitter...
  • North Korea Launches Warship-Killing Cruise Missiles In Latest Provocation

    06/07/2017 7:08:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state, which said it would continued to pursue its nuclear and missile program without delay. The warship-killing cruise missiles were launched Thursday morning from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan and flew about 200km, South Korea's Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff...