The U.S. is losing its military edge in Asia, and China knows it

America can no longer deter China without help from its allies.

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North Korea’s Covid Outbreak Is Scary, and an Opportunity

Kim Jong-un may be ready to re-engage with the world

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #nuclear-weapons, #vaccination-and-immunization

Struggling in Ukraine’s East, Russian Forces Strike in Kyiv

Vladimir Putin threatened “to strike targets we haven’t hit before” if Western nations proceed with plans to send long-range missiles to Ukraine.

#kramatorsk-ukraine, #luhansk-ukraine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sievierodonetsk-ukraine, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Biden Vows to Defend Taiwan, But China Has The Upper Hand

Biden pledges to defend Taiwan against China but U.S. is outgunned

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Russian Guided Weapons Miss the Mark, U.S. Defense Officials Say

The lack of warplanes at Russia’s Victory Day parade underscores President Vladimir V. Putin’s failure to build a capable modern air force.

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South Korea Inaugurates Yoon Suk-yeol as President

During his inaugural speech, Yoon Suk-yeol said his country would play a greater role in promoting freedom and human rights around the world.

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North Korea Launches 2 Short-Range Missiles

The missile test, the North’s 12th of the year, took place as South Korea and the United States were preparing to begin joint military exercises.

#kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea

Moskva, Russia’s Prized Ship, Was Hit by Missiles, U.S. Officials Say

The sinking of the Moskva was a major blow to the Russian fleet and the most significant combat loss for any navy in decades.

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Russian Ship Was Hit by Missiles, U.S. Officials Say

The sinking of the Moskva was a major blow to the Russian fleet and the most significant combat loss for any navy in decades.

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Anticipating the need for coastal defense, Ukraine asked for anti-ship missiles, U.S. officials say.

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A Soviet-Era Air Defense System Arrives in Ukraine From Slovakia

Encouraged by the United States, Slovakia “donated” a bulky but effective S-300, hoping to challenge Russian domination of the skies in the war next door.

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How America Watches for a Nuclear Strike

Hundreds of satellites and spacecraft are keeping an eye on Russia’s nuclear forces from above. So far, they haven’t seen much to worry about.

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Was North Korea’s New ICBM Test Faked? Not Entirely.

South Korea says Kim Jong-un disguised an older missile as a new one to exaggerate his country’s weapons achievements when he badly needs political leverage.

#kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #propaganda, #pyongyang-north-korea, #south-korea, #yoon-suk-yeol

Relocation of Presidential Office in Seoul Heightens Security Concerns

The South Korean president-elect’s decision to move both the presidential office and the Defense Ministry comes at a time when North Korea is rapidly escalating tension.

#defense-and-military-forces, #gyeongbokgung-palace, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #nuclear-tests, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #south-korea

With U.S. Focus on Ukraine, North Korea Launches a Powerful New ICBM

It was the country’s first long-range ballistic missile test since 2017, and it raised the specter of intensified provocations and threats on the Korean Peninsula.

#defense-and-military-forces, #kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #moon-jae-in, #north-korea, #nuclear-tests, #south-korea, #yoon-suk-yeol

North Korea Tests New ICBM, Escalating Hostilities

It was the country’s first long-range ballistic missile test since 2017, and it raised the specter of intensified provocations and threats on the Korean Peninsula.

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The Smaller Bombs That Could Turn Ukraine Into a Nuclear War Zone

Military experts say a new generation of nuclear weapons has raised the risk that Mr. Putin might introduce less destructive atomic arms into the battlefields in and around Ukraine.

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The Grimmest Dilemma

The Biden administration is facing an old Cold War dilemma: Be weak or risk a world war.

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Russian Rocket Attack Turns Ukrainian Marine Base to Rubble, Killing Dozens

More than 40 marines were killed, an official said, but there were signs the toll could much be higher. At the Mykolaiv morgue, dozens of bodies were laid out in a storage area.

#missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #mykolaiv-ukraine, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Russia Claims to Use a Hypersonic Missile

The United States, Russia and China have all been racing to develop hypersonic weapons, which can maneuver in flight at more than five times the speed of sound.

#congressional-research-service, #defense-and-military-forces, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

For the U.S., a Tenuous Balance in Confronting Russia

Navigating between aiding Ukraine and avoiding an escalation with Moscow has led to a tangle of decisions and sometimes tortured distinctions over weapons and other elements of policy.

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Ukraine Is Wrecking Russian Tanks With a Gift From Britain

The NLAW antitank missile weighs about half as much as an American-made Javelin, costs far less and can be easily discarded after use.

#armor, #defense-and-military-forces, #great-britain, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #next-generation-light-anti-tank-weapon-nlaw, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #weapons

As Russia Digs In, What’s the Risk of Nuclear War? ‘It’s Not Zero.’

A series of shifts in Russian statements about using nuclear weapons has led some analysts to believe that the Kremlin sees a nuclear exchange as a viable strategy.

#defense-and-military-forces, #europe, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #nuclear-weapons, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

North Korea’s Projectile Launch Fails, South Korea Says

The projectile, fired from outside Pyongyang, failed “immediately after liftoff,” the South Korean military said.

#defense-and-military-forces, #kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #south-korea

Russia Deploys a Mystery Munition in Ukraine

Iskander-M short-range ballistic missiles are releasing a previously unknown decoy designed to evade air-defense systems, an American official said.

#defense-and-military-forces, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Missiles Fired From Iran Hit Near U.S. Consulate Site in Iraq

No serious injuries were reported from the strike, outside the city of Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan, and an American official said the consulate site was undamaged.

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India Accidentally Fires a Missile at Pakistan. Calm Ensues.

Mistrust runs deep between the nuclear-armed neighbors, but Pakistan had a low-key response to what India called a “technical malfunction.” No casualties were reported.

#defense-and-military-forces, #india, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #nuclear-weapons, #pakistan

U.S. Says North Korea Is Testing a New Intercontinental Missile

The missile, first displayed in 2020, was tested twice in recent days. While it is unclear whether it can reach the U.S., it poses a new military challenge to President Biden in the midst of the Ukraine war.

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North Korea Launches a Ballistic Missile, South Korea Says

It was the North’s eighth missile test of the year, after a hiatus of several weeks. Few details were immediately available.

#missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea, #south-korea

Shelling Escalates in Ukraine, as Thousands Flee Fearing Attack

Western leaders repeat calls for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis. Russia fires missiles in a blunt warning of where the conflict could lead.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #belarus, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-and-military-forces, #donetsk-ukraine, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-union, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #harris-kamala-d, #kyiv-ukraine, #luhansk-ukraine, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #munich-germany, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

On the Edge of a Polish Forest, Where Some of Putin’s Darkest Fears Lurk

A U.S. missile facility in Poland is at the heart of an issue animating the Kremlin’s calculations over whether to go to war against Ukraine.

#defense-and-military-forces, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #putin-vladimir-v, #romania, #russia, #ukraine, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #war-and-armed-conflicts

U.S. Weapons in Ukraine Would Not Stop a Russian Invasion

The effectiveness of the weapons against the better-equipped Russian Army depends on what Moscow orders its troops to do.

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North Korea Builds ICBM Base Near China to Deter U.S.

The location is meant to protect its most powerful weapons from pre-emptive strikes, allowing the military to expand an already rapidly growing arsenal.

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In Responses to Russia, U.S. Stands Firm on Who Can Join NATO

In responses to Moscow’s security demands, the U.S. and NATO rejected a demand that Ukraine never join the alliance but offered more transparency on missile deployments in Eastern Europe.

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North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Appears to Be Its Boldest in Years

Flight data indicates that a launch carried out Sunday was the North’s most powerful since 2017. South Korea said the projectile was a medium-range ballistic missile.

#kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea

Can Biden Avert a Crisis With North Korea?

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has done six missile tests this month — equal to all of 2021 — and called on the nation to prepare for “long-term confrontation.”

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North Korea Launches 2 Ballistic Missiles, South Korea Says

It was the North’s ​sixth missile test this month, the South Korean military said.

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Why Is North Korea Suddenly Launching So Many Missiles?

Experience has shown Kim Jong-un that saber-rattling is the best way to get Washington’s attention, especially when global affairs are already in a precarious state.

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North Korea Launches 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles

The recent missile activity has raised tensions in the region at a sensitive time, and has prompted the United States to call for more sanctions on the North.

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North Korea Threatens ‘Stronger’ Reaction as U.S. Seeks Sanctions Over Missile Tests

The country’s warning came as tensions have crept up over its six missile tests in recent months.

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North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile in a Week, South Korea Says

The launch came as the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the country’s growing weapons threat.

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, the South Says

The North last conducted a test in October, when it fired a newly developed submarine-launched ballistic missile.

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India and Russia Expand Defense Ties, Despite Prospect of U.S. Sanctions

India’s purchase of a missile defense system signaled that it was more worried about an emboldened China at its borders than about angering the United States.

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Russian Anti-Satellite Weapon Test Debris Forces Astronauts to Shelter

The State Department said the cloud of debris from the missile strike added more than 1,500 pieces of sizable space junk to Earth’s orbit.

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The U.S. and China Need to Talk About Mutual Nuclear Vulnerability

China is rapidly expanding its nuclear arsenal. Without U.S. and Chinese willingness to enter a clear dialogue, the results could be catastrophic.

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China Could Have 1,000 Nuclear Warheads by 2030, Pentagon Says

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called Beijing the “No. 1” nation-state military challenger to the United States.

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South Korea’s First Homemade Rocket Lifts Off but Is ‘One Step Short’

The country aspires to be a leader in space technology, with plans to land an uncrewed craft on the moon by 2030. President Moon Jae-in said the initial launch was excellent “for a first try.”

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If China Tested a New Orbital Weapon, It’s Not Much of a Surprise

Experts report that similar technologies were developed by Russia and the United States starting more than a half century ago.

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Hours After Envoys Meet in Washington

The launch came after the special envoys gathered to discuss how to deal with Pyongyang’s growing nuclear capabilities.

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North Korea Continues a Barrage of Missile Tests

The North said it tested a new antiaircraft missile, the second missile test this week and the seventh this year, indicating that it is ramping up its weapons development.

#defense-and-military-forces, #kim-jong-un, #missiles-and-missile-defense-systems, #north-korea