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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

North Korea fires weapons again in possible pressure tactic

North Korea fired what appeared to short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday into the sea off its eastern coast in its third round of weapons tests in just over a week, …


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Semitruck crash that closed I-90 Friday night was carrying 16 2,000-pound missiles

A semitruck that crashed on Interstate 90 on Friday night, shutting down both directions of the road, was carrying 16 2,000 pound missiles, according to a news release from Idaho …


Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

The Trump administration will roll out a new strategy Thursday for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter …


Taiwan improves missiles to counter China military expansion

Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say.


Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russia probe

President Donald Trump insisted that all was “very calm and calculated” at the White House, even as he vented Wednesday about the Russia probe, complained about Deputy Attorney General Rod …


UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018

Trump warns Russia: “Get ready” for attack on Syria

President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned Russia to “get ready” for a missile attack on its ally Syria, suggesting imminent retaliation for last weekend’s suspected chemical weapons attack. Defense Secretary …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017

Pentagon pumping millions more into missile defense

The Pentagon is injecting $440 million more into missile defense to counter North Korea’s accelerating push for a nuclear-armed missile capable of hitting the United States.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017

Iran foreign minister scolds Trump for tweet, rules out nuclear renegotiation

Iran’s top diplomat scolded President Donald Trump on Wednesday for a weekend tweet about a nonexistent Iranian missile launch and essentially ruled out renegotiating or launching follow-up talks to a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threat

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017

South Korea simulates attack on North’s nuke site after test

South Korea’s military has fired missiles into the sea in a simulation of an attack on North Korea’s nuclear test site a day after Pyongyang set off its largest ever …


North Korea missile flying over Japan makes Tokyoites more wary

While the launch of a North Korean missile over Japanese territory heightened concerns in Japan, residents of Tokyo were fatalistic in response. There is little they can do, they said, …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017

Tillerson still wants North Korea talks after ‘provocative act’

Despite North Korea’s “provocative” firing of three missiles, the U.S. will continue to push for negotiations to de-escalate tension on the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

Trump: North Korea ‘will regret it fast’ if acts against U.S. ally

President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s …


Romanian defense minister confirms $3.9 billion U.S. missile deal

Romania’s defense minister has confirmed that the country intends to buy Patriot missiles worth $3.9 billion dollars from the United States.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017

North Korea vows more ‘gift packages’ of missile tests for U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea – Grinning broadly, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delighted in the global furor created by his nation’s first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, vowing Wednesday …


South Korean leader observes missile test amid North’s threats

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile being developed to counter North Korean threats, saying Seoul must be able to militarily “dominate” …


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

Sout Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North …


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017

North Korea fires medium-range missile in latest weapon test

North Korea fired a medium-range missile on Sunday, U.S. and South Korean officials said, the latest ballistics test by a country speeding up its development of nuclear weapons and missiles.


Missile Defense 101: North Korea could hit with little warning

TOKYO – The scenario has become pretty familiar by now. Sometime in the early morning, a missile roars off its launcher in North Korea and flies off – to a …


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017

Trump: ‘We’ll see’ if a North Korean nuclear test would trigger US response

President Donald Trump is warning North Korea not to conduct another nuclear test, saying “we’ll see” if such a step would trigger a U.S. military response.


North Korean missile failure follows day of military fanfare

North Korea on Saturday flaunted missiles in a parade that can theoretically reach the United States and defiantly stated that it was prepared to counter any U.S. attack with “a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017

U.S. missiles blast Syria base where planes took off with chemical weapons

The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles Thursday night in fiery retaliation for this week’s gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. President Donald …


Syrian missiles fired at Israeli jets that struck in Syria

Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early Friday following a series of Israeli airstrikes in Syria, the Israeli military said.


Japan goes to highest alert level after North Korea missiles

Japan moved to the highest possible alert level after North Korea fired four ballistic missiles simultaneously into nearby waters, the latest provocation from Kim Jong Un’s regime.


Fijian man found guilty of trying to sell devices to China

A jury has found a Fijian man guilty of coming to the U.S. to buy devices used in aircraft, satellites and missiles so he could sell them to China, in …


Russia sends more air defense missiles to Syria

The Russian military said Tuesday it had beefed up its forces in Syria with state-of-the-art air defense missiles, an announcement that follows Washington’s move to suspend contacts with Russia over …


U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests

The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches and threatening “further significant measures” if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.


South Korea says North Korea fires 3 medium-range missiles

North Korea on Monday fired three medium-range missiles that traveled about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan in an apparent show of force timed to coincide with the …


Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail, South Korea says

North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.