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May 28, 2015
USAF verifies reliability of Minuteman ICBM system
Vandenberg Afb, Calif. (UPI) May 28, 2015
The accuracy and reliability of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system has been verified through a U.S. Air Force test launch. The test launch of the unarmed ICBM, equipped with a test re-entry vehicle and telemetry package, took place Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch, however, was initiated by crew aboard the U.S. Strategic Command Airborne Command Post E-6B aircraft employing the Airborne Launch Control System. The Air Force Global St ... read more
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US Defense Department to deploy radar in alaska to protect Pacific coast
The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) will tentatively be deployed in the US state of Alaska to improve defense capabilities of the US west coast, the US Department of Defense said in a stateme ... more

Patent for Navy small space debris tracker
A U.S. Navy device that detects small debris in space and provides data on their trajectory has been granted a U.S. patent. ... more

Russia's nuclear threats 'deeply troubling': NATO chief
Russia's provocative rhetoric and its dramatic expansion of flights by nuclear bombers are deeply troubling and dangerous, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. ... more
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China promises not to join nuclear arms race
China reiterates in its latest military whitepaper Tuesday that it will never enter into a nuclear arms race with any other country. The nuclear force is highlighted as one of China's four "cr ... more


US B-52 bombers over Sweden to send Moscow a 'security political signal'
Sweden is doing its best to send Moscow a "security political signal." The country's armed forces are getting set to take part in two NATO military exercises next week, including an exercise featuri ... more
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Re-establishing the Anglo-American special relationship
First a note to my readers. UPI has granted me the great honor and distinction of being named the first person to become UPI's just created Arnaud de Borchgrave distinguished columnist. As those who know me know, it will be impossible to duplicate Arnaud's intellect, wisdom, insights, sense of humor and more than occasional irreverence. However, this appointment does recognize Arnaud's monumental contribution to journalism and reporting truth and fact as he saw both. I am profoundly humbled and hugely appreciative. ... more

'Tanks don't need visas,' blacklisted Russian official tells West
An outspoken deputy prime minister in charge of Russia's defence sector has dismissed Western concerns over Moscow's increased assertiveness in the Arctic by saying that "tanks don't need visas." ... more
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Taiwan launches peace plan for South China Sea
Taiwan launched a peace plan Tuesday in what it said was a bid to ease growing tensions in the South China Sea, as Beijing steps up development of a disputed island chain. ... more

SpaceX cleared for US military launches
The US Air Force has certified private company SpaceX to launch military satellites, opening the doors to a lucrative market previously held solely by a Lockheed and Boeing joint venture. ... more

Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mid East wars
US President Barack Obama paid a Memorial Day tribute to America's "fallen heroes" Monday, stressing the heavy burden of perennial wars and underscoring his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan and Iraq. ... more
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Philippine, Vietnam troops play sports on disputed island
Filipino and Vietnamese troops played football and tug-of-war on a disputed South China Sea island on Wednesday, officials said, closing ranks as their rival China ramps up construction of artificial islands. ... more

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen visits Moscow
The leader of France's far-right National Front party Marine Le Pen visited Moscow for high-level talks Tuesday, amid fears the Kremlin is courting radical politicians across Europe. ... more
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Ethiopia's ruling party wins election landslide


India's ex-premier says new regime undermining democracy
India's former prime minister on Wednesday accused his successor Narendra Modi of suppressing dissent and undermining democratic institutions, in an unusually outspoken attack a year after losing office. ... more

China to project its military further and stronger
China said Tuesday it would project its military power further beyond its sea borders and more assertively in the air, defending the construction of artificial islands which sparked concern in Washington. ... more

Philippines to fly over disputed South China Sea: Aquino
Philippine military and commercial aircraft will keep flying over disputed areas in the South China Sea despite Chinese warnings over the airspace, President Benigno Aquino said on Monday. ... more

Iraq forces take up positions on Ramadi outskirts
Iraqi forces and militias took up positions on the southern outskirts of Ramadi, officials said Wednesday, taking two neighbourhoods and moving into Anbar university. ... more

Iran nuclear talks shift into top gear
US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to launch a final high-stakes diplomatic push to seal a ground-breaking nuclear deal with Iran, as some officials warned Wednesday the negotiations may go beyond a June 30 deadline. ... more
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Khamenei backs Iran nuclear team against parliament critics
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday praised the work of his country's nuclear negotiators after they came under heavy criticism from the conservative camp in parliament. ... more

Military site inspections must be part of Iran deal: IAEA
If Iran signs a nuclear deal with world powers it will have to accept inspections of its military sites, the head of the UN's atomic watchdog Yukiya Amano told AFP in an interview. ... more
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Iran hopes sanctions will be lifted by December


Iraq displaced forced back into war zones: aid group


Nuclear Iran 1,000 times worse than IS: Netanyahu


Rouhani says most Iranians want peace


India to test its home-made multi-object tracking radar next month


Russia and West hold war games over Arctic


Budget cut hits Brazilian military


Britain, Lockheed pick airborne surveillance system for aircraft carriers


BAE Systems to modernize Watchman ATC radars


Japan to join major US-Australia military drill

SWEEPER demonstrates wide-angle optical phased array technology

Israel thanks US for opposing nuke-free Mideast plan

Iran denies agreement on military site inspections

Four decades of tracking European spacecraft

Russia must be more competitive in commercial space market

Commission on Proton Rocket Failure to Finish Investigation by End of May

Britain's commercial space project delayed due to Russian rocket failure

X-37B Mysteries Continue

New Russian Super Aircraft Carrier 'Storm' to Reform Russian Navy

A Tough Three Weeks in Space for Russia

Failure is not an option for Russian space industry

ISRO to launch first indigenous multi-object tracking radar in next 3 months

Europeans eye joint development of UAV

IS is recruiting, but not operational in Afghanistan: NATO General

China busts 181 'terror' gangs in year-long crackdown

Researchers use seismic signals to track above-ground explosions

New software for U.S. nuclear submarines

Proliferation talks fail over Mideast nuke plan

Russian NGOs fear fresh crackdown after 'undesirable' law

Seoul elevates gardening to high art

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