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U.S. Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch Plan

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has responded to North Korea’s announcement that it plans to launch a long-range rocket, saying the act would be “highly provocative” and would threaten peace and security in the region. It said any such launch using ballistic missile technology would be in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions adopted earlier […]

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North Korea Announces Planned Rocket Launch in December

Posted December 1st, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea’s official news agency says the Stalinist state plans to launch a long-range rocket later this month. In a statement carried Saturday by the Korean Central News Agency, the Korean Committee for Space Technology said it plans to send a working satellite into orbit between December 10 and 22. The statement said scientists had […]

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Satellite Images Suggest N. Korea Preparing for Missile Test

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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A satellite imagery company is reporting increased activity at a North Korean launch site, suggesting a long-range missile test could take place in just weeks. The image released Monday by DigitalGlobe shows an increased level of personnel, trucks and other equipment at North Korea’s Sohae (West Sea) Satellite Launch Station. DigitalGlobe says if North Korea […]

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Satellite Images Suggest N. Korea Preparing for Missile Test

Posted November 27th, 2012 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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A sateliite operator says new images show increased activity at a North Korean launch site, suggesting a long-range missile test could take place in just weeks. The image released Monday by DigitalGlobe shows an increased level of personnel, trucks and other equipment at North Korea’s Sohae (West Sea) Satellite Launch Station. DigitalGlobe says if North […]

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Russia Hopes for US Flexibility on Missile Defense Plan

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it expects the United States will show more flexibility in a dispute over U.S. missile defense plans following the re-election of President Barack Obama. Speaking Thursday at an international conference in Moscow, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin expressed hope that the U.S. president will take into account the opinions of Russia and others […]

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Report: North Korea Halts Work on Launch Pad

Posted September 25th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based research institute says new satellite imagery suggests North Korea has halted construction on a launch pad capable of testing intercontinental missiles. The website 38 North says the delay, possibly due to recent heavy rains, could push back the project’s completion by up to two years. The new launch pad, located at the Tonghae […]

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Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan has successfully test-fired a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. Pakistan’s army says the missile has a range of 700 kilometers and was launched Monday from an undisclosed location. An army statement says the missile has stealth features and is capable of flying low to the ground. Pakistan and its arch-rival and […]

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NATO: Missile Defense Shield for Europe is Up and Running

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 10:10 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO says its U.S.-led missile defense shield for Europe is up and running. Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Sunday in Chicago that the system has entered “interim capability” – with missile interceptors on a U.S. warship in the Mediterranean and a radar system in Turkey. NATO is looking to have a defense network in […]

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NATO Chief Says Alliance Moving Forward with Missile Shield

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says the alliance has conducted a successful test of its missile defense system for Europe. In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Rasmussen said NATO plans to declare an “interim capability” for the anti-ballistic missile system at a conference later this month. He said the system will still […]

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Russia’s Top General Says Preemptive Strike Against Missile Shield Possible

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia’s top general said Thursday that Moscow may be forced to disable NATO’s planned missile defense system in Europe. Army General Nikolay Makarov told an international conference on missile defense in Moscow that a pre-emptive strike could be utilized to physically destroy the missile systems. Makarov added that he hoped the use of weapons of […]

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