North Korea condemned Monday the United Nations’ efforts to redouble sanctions against it. The international organization asked its member countries last week to strengthen sanctions against North Korea following its missile and nuclear tests in September. Pyongyang officials called the sanction...
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Steve Weintz Security, Europe How the “special relationship” almost sank. Mark Twain probably didn’t make the famous quip, “History doesn’t repeat itself but it rhymes,” but the phrase’s sentiment often feels right. In discussing British independence, U.S. Show More Summary
Bruce Klingner Security, Asia During Kim Jong Un’s four-year reign, Pyongyang has conducted more than twice as many missile tests as his father Kim Jong Il did in 18 years in office. During Wednesday’s bilateral ministerial meeting,Show More Summary
Blake Franko Security, Vladimir Putin’s generals have taken Sun Tzu’s lessons to heart. Last week, the New York Times ran a news story on inflatable jets and missile launchers being added to the Kremlin’s arsenal. Using balloons as weapons of war may sound strange and lead one to think Moscow has concocted a novel method of war. Show More Summary
What can the U.S. do to stop the authoritarian government from building up a nuclear arsenal that threatens the United States and its allies in Asia? After five failures, it successfully test-launched in June a ballistic missile that puts U.S. Show More Summary
As work begins on Britain's next generation of nuclear ballistic missile submarines, the first in her class has been given an historic name. According to Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, the Queen today gave the royal assent for the largest-ever Royal Navy submarine to be christened HMS Dreadnought – the ninth such vessel in over 450 years. Show More Summary
Sebastien Roblin Security, Americas It might be retired, but it’s still the fastest plane on the planet. The sleek and sinister SR-71 Blackbird looks like it belongs in a science fiction movie, though in fact the jet black spy plane proved far more successful at outrunning enemy missiles than any of the spaceships depicted in Star Wars. Show More Summary
North Korea test-fired another Musudan medium-range missile on Thursday morning that failed directly after launch for the second time in a week. The U.S. Strategic command detected the missile launch mere hours after America and South Korea agreed to a joint effort to counter North Korea’s military threats, South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff told... Show More Summary
Skateboarder Rick McCrank hosts Abandoned, a series from Vice where he explores abandoned malls, amusement parks, racetracks, and even nuclear missile silos. Many of these are excellent places to skate. (more…)
As the 2016 election gets uglier and louder, and President Obama fixates on polishing his image, there are a couple of growing threats that deserve more attention than they are getting. No matter what happens in November, the next president will have to address these issues — whether they are simply unfinished business or a catastrophe in […]
What's become clear increasingly about Donald trump during America's presidential election is that the man really doesn't care about the people he hurts, or the damage his comments cause. As Bruce Springsteen says Trump is such a 'toxic, narcissist' that it's all water off a duck's back to him - whether he's talking about women or 'rigged' elections. Show More Summary
Textron AirLand, LLC today announced that the Scorpion jet has successfully completed its first weapons exercise at White Sands Missile Range, while operating from Holloman Air Force Base (HAFB) in New Mexico. This exercise effectively...Show More Summary
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Thursday again threatened an “overwhelming” response if North Korea uses a nuclear weapon, reflecting heightened tensions after Pyongyang conducted another missile test. Earlier in the day, North Korea had conducted a failed test — its second in a week — of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hours after North Korea launched its second missile test in the past week, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with the South Korean Minister of Defense Han Min Koo at the Pentagon on Thursday. "As with previous...Show More Summary
Vladimir Putin is making sure the world knows that his relationship with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Western world has turned for the...
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Thursday decried North Korea's latest missile test and vowed an "overwhelming" response if Pyongyang were ever to launch a nuclear weapon. "We strongly condemn last night's attempt," Carter said at a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart, Han Min-Koo. Show More Summary
Russell Hsiao Security, Asia Watch out, China. Against the backdrop of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military modernization and growing precision strike capabilities, some media reports indicate that Taipei may have plans to produce...Show More Summary
Russia has carried out military drills involving its ballistic-missile systems in the west of the country, only around 100 miles from its nearest border with NATO, its Ministry of Defence announced. The drill, involving short-range ballistics...Show More Summary
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