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Suspected Drone Strikes Kill 14 in Pakistan

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say two U.S. drone strikes have killed at least 14 militants in the country’s northwest. Both attacks on Thursday took place along the Afghan border in the North Waziristan tribal agency, considered a main stronghold of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters. The first strike hit a compound in the village of Spalga, killing […]

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Suspected US Missile Strike Kills 5 in NW Pakistan

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least five militants in a northwest Pakistan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Security officials say two missiles were fired by a drone on a compound in the village of Spalga in North Waziristan tribal region. Last week, a missile strike in the same area left […]

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North Korea Conducted Missile Test: South Korea

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials said Friday that North Korea’s military test fired three short-range missiles into its eastern waters earlier this week. A South Korean Defense Ministry spokesperson said Seoul was aware of Wednesday’s missile launch, which was originally reported in Japan’s Sankei Shimbun newspaper. The report said the missiles were believed to be KN-01 ground-to-ground […]

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Russia Adds Bulava Missile to Nuclear Arsenal

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has announced the successful testing of a new ballistic nuclear missile that is expected to become a cornerstone of the country’s military arsenal. At a meeting with senior military officers Tuesday, Mr. Medvedev said the Bulava strategic ICBM is ready to enter service and will be deployed on a new generation […]

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South Korea: North’s Missile Test Not Related to Kim’s Death

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean Defense Ministry official has confirmed to VOA that North Korea test fired a short-range missile Monday, hours before announcing the death of Kim Jong-IL. But the official says the test was probably not related to the North Korean leader’s death. The missile test confirmation came shortly after South Korea’s Yonhap news agency […]

NATO, Russia Still at Odds About Missile Shield

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO and Russia have failed to achieve a breakthrough on Russia’s opposition to the alliance’s plan to build a missile defense shield in Europe. Alliance officials, including NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, held talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday in Brussels. Rasmussen and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later said Russia […]

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Russia Opens New Anti-Missile Facility in Kaliningrad

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russia has officially opened a new anti-missile radar station in the Baltic Sea region of Kaliningrad to counter what it perceives as a threat from a joint U.S.-NATO missile defense system being implemented in Europe. President Dmitry Medvedev opened the new facility Tuesday, saying it shows Russia’s readiness for an adequate response to, in his […]

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Reports: North Korea Test-Fired Missiles In Yellow Sea

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean news media say North Korea has test fired air-to-ship missiles in the Yellow Sea, prompting Seoul to step up its anti-air defenses. The Yonhap news agency and local newspapers quote government sources as saying the North Korean military fired air-to-ship missiles in October and again this month using IL-28 bombers. The reports say […]

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Russia Says Navy Successfully Test Fires Long Range Missile

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say their navy successfully test fired a long range ballistic missile on Friday. Officials say the experimental Bulava was launched from a submarine underwater in the White Sea. They say the missile hit its target in the Kamchatka Peninsula some 6,000 kilometers away. Friday’s launch marked the third successful test firing of a […]

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Russian Prototype Missile Fails

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia’s military announced Wednesday that a test launch of a prototype of an intercontinental missile has failed. The ballistic missile was launched Tuesday from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia and crashed back into the launch zone. Authorities say there were no injuries or damage on the ground. The missile was designed by the Moscow […]

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