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N. Korea Keeps Tensions High, Launches 5 More Projectiles

Even China is telling Pyongyang to cut it out

(Newser) - Just three days ago, North Korea defied a UN ban and fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea. Now South Korea officials say Pyongyang launched five short-range projectiles Monday into the waters off the latter's east coast, reportedly as a reaction to US-South Korea military drills each spring,... More »

N. Korea Test-Fires 10 Missiles

South Korea reports Pyongyang's latest show of force

(Newser) - North Korea has fired off 10 short-range missiles toward the Sea of Japan, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. The 10-minute show of force is the latest amid ongoing joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, and al-Jazeera notes that South Korea is on alert. "... More »

N. Korea Fires 2 More Missiles

Scuds fired into sea hundreds of miles off coast

(Newser) - North Korea has fired another two short-range missiles into the sea in what appears to be a show of displeasure at the US-South Korea war games continuing across the border, reports Reuters . The missiles—from the same Scud class as those North Korea fired a few days ago —were... More »

N. Korea Fires Missiles Amid South-US War Games

Believed to be short-range Scud missiles, launched into the sea

(Newser) - A North Korean ship slipping across the South's borders was apparently just the opening act. Days after South Korea began its war games with the US, North Korea has fired four, suspected short-range missiles from its southeastern coast toward the sea, a South Korean defense official said, per Yonhap... More »

North Korea Still Firing Away

Launches missiles for third consecutive day

(Newser) - North Korea launched two more short-range missiles into the sea today, the third consecutive day of launches since three missiles were test-fired Saturday and a fourth yesterday . Pyongyang, not surprisingly, today blamed recent joint US-South Korea military exercises, Reuters reports. "Our military is conducting these exercises in order to... More »

North Korea Test-Fires Missiles Into Sea

Analysts think Pyongyang sending message to US again

(Newser) - North Korea apparently felt things were getting a little too calm of late and launched three short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast today, reports the BBC . Notably, those tests did not include the firing of the longer-range Musudan missile , which theoretically could hit the US. Generally, short-range... More »

Al-Qaeda Grabbing Weapons in Libya: Report

RPGs, Kalashnikovs and missiles finding their way into terrorist hands

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda has emerged as a kid in a candy store in Libya, exploiting the conflict to get its hands on such high-powered weapons as anti-tank RPGs, Kalashnikov heavy machine guns, and even surface-to-air missiles, an Algerian security official tells Reuters . According to the official, a convoy of eight Toyota pick-up... More »

North Korea Tests 5 Missiles: Report

Short-range test comes despite seemingly warmer relations with South, US

(Newser) - North Korea fired five short-range missiles off its east coast today, news reports said, even as South Korea proposed working-level talks with its communist neighbor. South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing an unidentified South Korean government official, said the North test-fired the surface-to-surface KN-02 rockets from mobile launch pads. More »

Defiant Iran Tests 2 Missiles

(Newser) - Defiant over the revelation of its secret nuclear facility, Iran today test-fired two short-range missiles and announced it plans to test a long-range missile tomorrow, state media reports. The missiles tested today have a range of 90 to 100 miles, and experts believe Iran is developing them to carry nuclear... More »

Mac's Missile Shield Rant Off Target, Forgetful

System he's now never heard of relies on ship named for forebears

(Newser) - Sen. John McCain’s savaging of President Obama over shelving the Eastern European missile shield could hardly more disingenuous, David Corn writes for Mother Jones. McCain said he hadn’t heard of the technology Obama plans to use instead, but not only did he publicly praise Obama for boosting funding... More »

Dropping Missile Shield Is Jab at Bush—Not US Allies

Obama & Co. see Russia, Iran threats differently

(Newser) - President Obama’s decision to shelve the missile shield for Eastern Europe is appeasement only to those obsessed with “legacy threats” like Russia, Marc Ambinder writes for the Atlantic. Obama believes the threat from Iran was overstated by President Bush, and that the shield technology wasn’t a sure... More »

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