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Russia Tests Powerful ICBM Capable Of Overcoming Missile-Defense Systems

As North Korea vociferously condemns the US and the United Nations after the Security Council passed yet another round of sanctions against the restive regime, Russia is continuing to test ICBMs in preparation for a violent conflict on the neighboring Korean Peninsula while simultaneous calling for both sides to seek mediation. Last night, Russia’s Strategic […]

US Experts Warn North Korea Could Conduct Another Missile Test “Within Days”, Yields Hit Day’s Low

A day after local Japanese media reported that their government had detected a signal from North Korea suggesting that the country is preparing for another ballistic missile launch – what would be its first in more than two months, snapping the longest stretch of calm this year – Reuters is reporting that US officials believe […]

Saudis Call Missile Attack “Blatant Act Of Aggression” By Iran, “Could Be Considered Act Of War”

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NATO General Threatens “Consequences” For Turkey Buying Russian Air Defense System

Authored by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, In looking to upgrade their air defense system, Turkey had a choice: buying the advanced Russian S-400 systems, or more expensive, US-made alternatives. Turkey chose to buy Russian, and NATO isn’t happy. While NATO was initially just complaining the S-400 was incompatible with their own systems, top NATO General Petr […]

President Trump’s Confidence In Missile Defense Is A Dangerous Illusion

Authored by Andrei Akulov via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The US is pushing ahead with expansion of the nation’s homeland ballistic missile defense (BMD). The effort enjoys strong bipartisan support in Congress and among experts. Many allies place a high value on BMD cooperation with the United States. However, there are ample reasons to question […]

Turkey Faces Threats For Inking Landmark Arms Deal With Russia

Authored by Alex Gorka via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The long awaited deal has taken place. A deposit has already been paid. Turkey has finally signed the $2.5bn (£1.9bn) contract with Russia to buy S-400 advanced missile defense system. With a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles), the system can shoot down up to 80 […]

South Korea Releases Footage Of Ballistic Missile Test Capable Of “Mass Retaliation”

Just hours after North Korea fired a ballistic missile across Japan, South Korea has released footage of its testing of a new ballistic missile, in a show of “overwhelming force.” While The White House has yet to respond to North Korea’s provocation, South Korea’s Blue House has stated that: “We are considering the development of […]

Ukraine Hosts US Military To Be Permanently Stationed On Its Soil

Authored by Alex Gorka via The Strategic Culture Foundation, United States Naval Construction Battalions, better known as the Seabees (C.B. – construction battalion), of the Naval Construction Force held a groundbreaking ceremony for a maritime operations center on Ochakov Naval Base, Ukraine, July 25. According to the Navy.mil, the official website of the US Navy, the maritime operations […]

Does Kim Jong-Un’s Strategy Make Sense?

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, "Looking at the recent North Korean testing of two intercontinental missiles, it may seem that Pyongyang wishes to increase tensions in the region. A more careful analysis, however, shows how the DPRK is implementing a strategy that will likely succeed in averting a disastrous war on […]

North Korea May Be In Possession Of A Miniature Nuclear Warhead, Japan Warns

One day after Kim Jong Un’s regime balked at this weekend’s UN sanctions, promising retaliation and threatening to attack the US with a nuclear weapon, Japan’s government has released a new 500-page report in which it warns that the threat from North Korean nuclear weapons has reached a “new stage” and that Pyongyang’s weapons program […]