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U.S. to Send Patriot Missile Batteries to Turkey

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. is sending two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey as part of a broader effort to help the country defend itself against possible rocket strikes from Syria. News organizations, on Friday, said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta had signed orders to send the missiles and 400 military personnel to Turkey for an operation that is […]

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Russia Test-Fires Cruise Missiles Amid Tensions

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has test-fired two nuclear-capable cruise missiles, amid tensions between Moscow and Washington involving a proposed NATO missile defense shield. Russian military officials say two long-range strategic bombers launched the missiles, and that the tests were successful. Russia often steps up such activities at times of diplomatic tensions with the U.S. Russia regards the defense […]

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South Korea to Extend Range of Ballistic Missiles

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has announced a deal with the United States to nearly triple the range of Seoul’s missile systems to cover all of North Korea. Officials in Seoul told reporters Sunday the new deal allows South Korea to extend the maximum range of ballistic missiles from the current 300 kilometers to 800 kilometers. The 300-kilometer […]

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South Korea to Extend Range of Ballistic Missiles

Posted October 7th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has announced a deal with the United States to more than double the range of Seoul’s missile systems to cover all of North Korea. Officials told reporters Sunday the new deal allows Seoul to extend the maximum range of ballistic missiles from the current 300 kilometers to 800 kilometers, a distance long enough […]

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Iran Tests Missile with New Guidance System

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says it has successfully tested a short-range missile equipped with a new guidance system that it plans to install on all future missiles it builds. Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday that the new system has the capability of striking both land and sea targets. He added that the Fateh 110 missile has […]

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Report: China Shipped Missile Launch Vehicles to North Korea

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say China has violated a U.N. embargo by supplying North Korea with vehicles capable of transporting and launching ballistic missiles. Local media Wednesday quoted government sources as saying that a Chinese company sent four giant, 16-wheel missile launch vehicles to North Korea last August. The Asahi Shimbun, which first reported the story, said […]

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Report: China Shipped Missile Launch Vehicles to North Korea

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say China has violated a U.N. embargo by supplying North Korea with vehicles capable of transporting and launching ballistic missiles. Local media Wednesday quoted government sources as saying that a Chinese company sent four giant, 16-wheel missile launch vehicles to North Korea last August. The Asahi Shimbun, which first reported the story, said […]

Analysts Say North Korea Faked New Missiles

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two German analysts say ballistic missiles unveiled in a North Korean military parade earlier this month were clumsy fakes. In a paper titled, “A Dog And Pony Show,” Markus Schiller and Robert Schmucker of Germany’s Schmucker Technologie wrote that the six intercontinental ballistic missiles carried on mobile launchers in the April 15 parade were all […]

Defiant North Korea Holds Anti-South Rally

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of North Koreans gathered in Pyongyang’s central square on Friday to protest South Korea’s government, which has been sharply critical of the North’s failed rocket launch last week. State television footage showed a massive crowd of soldiers and civilians waving their fists and chanting slogans against South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, as […]

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Defiant North Korea Holds Anti-South Rally

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea said Friday a rally was being held in Pyongyang’s central square to protest against South Korea’s government, which has been sharply critical of the North’s failed rocket launch last week. In typically aggressive language, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the square was crowded with military members and civilians who vow […]

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