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Preliminary Assessment of the KN-24 Missile Launches

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN MARCH 25, 2020WMD North Korea test fired a pair of KN-24 ballistic missiles on Saturday, March 21, 2020. According to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of...
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Powerful explosions thundered in two military US bases in Japan and Syria

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OKINAWA, DAMASCUS, (BM) – At the US Air Force Base “Kadena”, located in Japan, a powerful explosion occurred, which injured at least 8 US Air Force personnel, while sources...
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New ‘Bionic Eye’ Linked to Chip in Brain Could Cure Blindness

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A team of researchers has built a bionic device that they say can restore vision to the blind through a brain implant.It has been more than...

North Korea’s New Pukguksong-3 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN On October 2, North Korea conducted an underwater launch of its new Pukguksong-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of Wonsan. The two-stage, solid-fuel missile flew on...
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Russian Su-35S, MiG-31BM scrambled to intercept US spy plane over Sea of Japan

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Russian fighter jets of the Eastern Military District were scrambled to intercept a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday. Russian...
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Duterte ordered the expulsion of US troops from the Philippines

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UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel the 1998 agreement with the United States, which gave thousands of US troops the right to legally...
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Russia completes delivery of second S-400 missile system regimental set to China

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Russia has concluded delivery of a second S-400 Triumf (Triumph) missile system regimental set to China via maritime transport, the handover certificate was signed in December in China, a...
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North Korea’s Hydroelectric Power – The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Stations

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Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz Background The series of three Paektusan Hero Youth Power stations and Sodusu Hydroelectric Power Station Dam are located along the Sodusu River,...
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Russia rejects joining NASA’s Artemis moon program in favor of China

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is tirelessly forming an international coalition to support the Artemis return to the moon program. Recently, Bridenstine signed a Joint Exploration Declaration of Intent (JEDI) with Japan regarding Artemis...
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Assessment of the March 9 KN-25 Test Launch

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On March 9, at 07:36 AM local time, North Korea reportedly fired at least three projectiles covering around 200 km and reaching a peak altitude of 50 km before...
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Breaking / Iraq / Middle East / News / US Breaking: IED attack on...

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ISWNews Analysis Group: Iraqi resistance group attacked three US logistical convoys in Qadesiyah, Babil and Muthanna provinces with roadside bombs.According to the Ashab al-Kahf...
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On the situation with small languages in Russia-Konstantin Zamyatin

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    While the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine have been seriously violated, Russia itself is accused by the West of violating the...
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Foreign forces to leave Iraq in 15 days, says army

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US combat troops stationed in Iraq are scheduled to leave the country in 15 days, the Iraqi army's spokesman said on Thursday.Baghdad and Washington...
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Russian, Chinese defense chiefs ink military cooperation roadmap

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe approved a 2021-2025 military cooperation roadmap at their working meeting held via a...

Moscow says U.S. rehearsed nuclear strike against Russia this month

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Russia's defence minister on Tuesday accused U.S. bombers of rehearsing a nuclear strike on Russia from two different directions earlier this month and complained...