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Confusion Persists in Wake of Russia's Mystery Explosion

Residents of nearby village of Nyonoksa were told to evacuate, then the order was axed

(Newser) - More mystery in Russia in the wake of a deadly missile explosion at a navy testing range last week: The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near the range to evacuate but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by the explosion,... More »

Newest Reported Launches by N. Korea a 'Warning' to US

Kim Jong Un oversaw demo of 2 missiles in response to US, S. Korea's joint military exercises

(Newser) - North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed short-range ballistic missiles meant to send a warning to the US and South Korea over their joint military exercises. KCNA said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over the... More »

Turkey Just Got Special Delivery That Won't Make US Happy

First shipment of Russian S-400 missile defense system has arrived in Ankara

(Newser) - A special delivery arrived in Turkey's capital Friday: the first batch of equipment for a $2.5 billion Russian S-400 missile defense system. A source tells the TASS news agency that two more shipments are expected by the end of the summer and that Turkish missile operators are being... More »

After Trump Splits With Bolton, N. Korea Pounces

Foreign ministry rep calls him a 'war maniac,' 'human defect'

(Newser) - President Trump acknowledged he was breaking with advisers Monday when he said he wasn't "personally bothered" by North Korea's recent short-range missile tests . "My people think it could have been a violation" but "I view it differently," the president said from Japan, per Reuters... More »

Photos Taken May 3 Added Fuel to Iran Fears

'NYT': Photos show missiles on boats in Persian Gulf

(Newser) - Non-essential Embassy staff members in Iraq have been told to leave , and there's been a report that the Pentagon could send 120,000 troops to the Middle East if tensions with Iran reach a breaking point. Now, a possible clue as to why the hubbub over Iran has suddenly... More »

Secret American Missile: 'the Flying Ginsu'

Yup, it has knives

(Newser) - Ever heard of a missile that doesn't explode? That, the Wall Street Journal reports, is a key feature of a secret weapon adapted by the US military. It's a modified version of a Hellfire missile that hits pinpoint targets but doesn't explode on impact, meaning reduced damage... More »

NK Test-Fires New Weapon

Or so says the nation's central news agency

(Newser) - North Korea announced that it has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, the AP reports. The Korean Central News Agency says Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the firing of the weapon Wednesday by the Academy of Defense Science. The agency reports that Kim said "the development of... More »

Putin: We'll Target US With Missiles If We Have To

Russian leader says he's at the ready, but only if US deploys first anywhere in Europe

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin is seemingly following DC's lead of late, first by announcing that Russia will, like the US, pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and now by threatening another mirroring. The Russian leader gave his annual speech, akin to the State of the Union, to the nation... More »

Putin Boasts About New Hypersonic Weapon

Kremlin says Avangard test was a success

(Newser) - Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a test Wednesday of a new hypersonic glide vehicle, declaring that the weapon is impossible to intercept and will ensure Russia's security for decades to come. Speaking to Russia's top military brass after watching the live feed of the launch of the Avangard... More »

Russia Says It Just Launched Something Worse Than 'Satan'

'Satan 2' ICBM reportedly given a test launch

(Newser) - Russia has successfully tested its latest intercontinental ballistic missile, the country's military said Friday. The Defense Ministry said the launch from Plesetsk in northwestern Russia tested the Sarmat missile's performance in the initial stage of its flight, the AP reports. Sarmat is intended to replace the Soviet-designed Voyevoda,... More »

Only 5 Countries Are Able to Strike Anywhere on Earth

The United States is one of them

(Newser) - The New York Times takes an interactive, map-heavy look at just how many countries have the ability to hit any spot on the planet with a missile launched from land or a submarine—and the countries actively working to expand their capabilities. For now, there are just five who occupy... More »

Report: Test of Hawaii's Missile Interceptor Was a Flop

Sources say SM-3 missile failed to hit incoming target

(Newser) - Hawaii now has fresh worries about its missile defense system on top of its concerns about its emergency warning system. Defense sources tell NBC and the New York Times that the latest test of the SM-3 Block IIA interceptor missile, designed to knock out incoming missiles, was a flop. The... More »

After Hawaii Missile Alert Goof, a Password Problem

Gov. David Ige forgot his Twitter password, delaying his tweet until 8:24am

(Newser) - It happens to the best of us: a total inability to remember a password when we need it most. Hawaii Gov. David Ige apparently found himself in that situation in the aftermath of the false ballistic missile alert that was sent out on Jan. 13. Ige was on Monday asked... More »

Oops: Photo Reveals Password at Hawaii Emergency HQ

Yes, the same office that sent out the bogus missile alert

(Newser) - The emergency warning officer who accidentally sent Hawaii an incoming missile alert has been receiving death threats and is "not doing well," says the executive officer of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Toby Clairmont tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the employee, a 10-year agency veteran, has received "... More »

Now, a Missile-Alert Goof in Japan

Broadcaster NHK sent it out via its app

(Newser) - It's deja vu all over again. Following Saturday's erroneous alert of an incoming "ballistic missile threat" in Hawaii comes a similar gaffe from Japanese national broadcaster NHK. A message was sent out via the NHK app Tuesday that read: "NHK news alert. North Korea likely to... More »

Hawaii: Employee Sent False Missile Alert With 2 Clicks

Worker has been 'temporarily reassigned'

(Newser) - After Saturday morning's missile scare , Hawaii says it's changing procedures so that it's no longer possible for an employee to accidentally terrify the entire state with two clicks of a mouse. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi explained Sunday that the inbound missile alert was sent... More »

Hawaii's Missile Scare: 'The System Failed Miserably'

FCC says it will investigate what went wrong

(Newser) - "This system failed miserably and we need to start over." Those are the words of Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz in the wake of a false alarm broadcast Saturday warning residents of an incoming missile . The FCC apparently agrees and says it will open an investigation into the incident,... More »

Hawaii Officials Mistakenly Warn of Incoming Missile

'Seek immediate shelter; this is not a drill'

(Newser) - A tourist in Waikiki tells Hawaii News Now it was "the biggest fright of my life." On Saturday, residents and visitors in Hawaii got an emergency alert on their phones reading, in all caps, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a... More »

Japan Buying Missiles That Can Strike North Korea Bases

But defense minister says it will still mainly rely on US protection

(Newser) - While North Korea keeps up its taunting missile tests , Japan is making plans of its own, with North Korea seemingly in its sights. The Wall Street Journal reports Japan is set to purchase extended-range missiles that could hit the North's military bases. The country's Defense Ministry says it... More »

Russia Is Using Banned Missile, So US Looks to Build Same One

Goal is to put pressure on Russia, officials tell 'WSJ'

(Newser) - The Pentagon has researched what it would take to build a kind of missile banned under a Cold War-era treaty—in an effort to pressure Russia to stop using those very missiles. Officials tell the Wall Street Journal they are "laying the groundwork" necessary to build ground-based, intermediate-range missiles... More »

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