Tag: World War 3

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile in New Show of Force

Defying the United Nations, North Korea on Friday launched one and possibly two ballistic missiles, South Korean military officials said.   A launch occurred at 5:55 a.m. Seoul time (4:55 p.m. Thursday ET) and the missile flew 800 km, or nearly 500 miles, a South Korean military official said.   Radar captured a another image […]

GENERAL SAYS ARMY AT HIGH RISK IN WAR AGAINST CHINA, RUSSIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Armys top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China.Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley says years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, […]

New North Korea sanctions issued by President Obama

US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, after its “illicit” nuclear test and satellite launch. It freezes North Korean government property in America and bans US exports to, or investment in, North Korea. The order also greatly expands powers to blacklist anyone, including non-Americans, dealing with North […]

North Korea: UN investigator outlines 15-point plan to deal with Kim Jong-un

With 20 nuclear warheads and a “missile system it continues to parade and test” North Korea poses an existential threat to the world, said the head of a UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country.   Like health and climate change “it’s an issue that affects us all”, Michael Kirby told a London […]

Iran says missiles for self defense, tests do not violate nuclear deal

Speaking in Australia, Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the missiles tested last week would never be used in aggression. The tests drew international concern and prompted a meeting on Monday of the 15-nation United Nations Security Council. “These missiles do not even fall within the purview of 2231 and they are not illegal,” he told reporters, […]

Putin announces Russia will pull most of its military from Syria

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin announced Monday that Russia would begin withdrawing the “main part” of its military from Syria, a surprise potential end to a six-month intervention that bolstered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and dealt a grave blow to Syrian rebels.   The decision came as U.N.- brokered peace talks between the Assad government and […]

North Korea claims it can ‘wipe out’ Manhattan with a single H-bomb

North Korea has claimed that it could wipe out Manhattan by sending a hydrogen bomb on a ballistic missile to the heart of New York, the latest in a string of brazen threats.   Although there are many reasons to believe that Kim Jong Un’s regime is exaggerating its technical capabilities, the near-daily drumbeat of […]

North Korean leader orders further nuclear tests

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ordered further nuclear tests, state media said Friday, as military tensions surge on the Korean peninsula with South Korean and US forces engaged in large-scale joint exercises condemned by Pyongyang.   Since the joint drills began Monday, the North has issued daily warnings and statements, talking up its nuclear […]

Iran: Israel is in range of most of our missiles

On the sidelines of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ballistic missile tests Tuesday which continued on into Wednesday defying US sanctions, the IRGC chief threatened that Israel is “in range of most of our missiles.” IRGC chief Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari made the remarks on Tuesday during the final stages of Iran’s large-scale missile drills, which […]

Iran Revolutionary Guards conduct additional ballistic missile test

 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos across the country as part of a military exercise on Tuesday, the Iranian Students news agency (ISNA) reported.   The test was intended “to show Iran’s deterrent power and also the Islamic Republic’s ability to confront any threat against the (Islamic) Revolution, the state and the […]