Feb 15, 2017

Japan to bolster missile defenses in face of North Korea threat

The government will accelerate work to strengthen the interception of missiles following the development by North Korea of ballistic missiles that can not be easily detected after launch, informed sources have said. Specifically, a Defense Ministry panel headed by state minister Kenji Wakamiya is ...

Feb 1, 2017

Iranian general acknowledges missile test

Iran’s defense minister said Wednesday that his country recently carried out a missile test, days after the White House said it was looking into reports of an Iranian ballistic missile launch that may have contravened a U.N. resolution. Gen. Hossein Dehghan was quoted by ...

Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

Jan 28, 2017

Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

Iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern Mosul alongside a cache of Russian surface-to-surface missiles, an Iraqi officer said Saturday. Iraqi and U.S. officials have repeatedly warned of Islamic State group efforts to develop chemical weapons. When Iraqi forces retook Mosul ...

Oct 21, 2016

Iran denies role in failed missile attack on U.S. destroyer off Yemen

Iran on Thursday denied playing any role in last week’s failed missile attack on a U.S. Navy vessel in the Red Sea, saying reports coming from Washington are “baseless and paranoid.” “The ambiguous and contradictory remarks by American officials in past days are wrong ...

Aug 29, 2016

Iran deploys Russia-delivered long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site

Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday. Protecting nuclear facilities is paramount “in all circumstances” Gen. Farzad Esmaili, the commander of Iran’s air defenses, told the IRIB channel. ...

Jul 28, 2016

China says pressing ahead with own anti-missile system

China’s Defense Ministry confirmed on Thursday that it was pressing ahead with anti-missile system tests after pictures appeared on state television, amid anger at South Korea’s decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile system. An announcement by South Korea and the United States this ...