Turkey launches ground operation

Turkey launches ground operation

          Turkey launched a ground operation across the border into northern Syria on Sunday, in a move likely to raise tensions with the United States. Turkish military enters Syrian city after days of airstrikes. Turkish officials said the troops entered the Afrin region a day after Turkish jets pounded targets there in an attempt to drive US-allied Kurdish militia from the area. Turkish forces entered the Afrin region along with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, according to the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. Here, tanks are seen being transported to Hatay, southern Turkey, a…

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India has successfully test-fired its Agni-V long-range intercontinental ballistic missile

India Missile

          It’s time to prove there power. India has successfully test-fired its Agni-V long-range intercontinental ballistic missile, the Indian Defense Ministry said in a tweet Thursday. The nuclear-capable Agni-V is believed to be India’s most advanced ICBM missile. It was fired Thursday morning India time on Abdul Kalam island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha. The ministry called the test a “major boost” to the country’s defense capabilities. India is believed to have about 120 to 130 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, according to the Federation of American Scientists. India, along with…

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UN Security Council imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

Missile

          The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the U.S. mainland. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, claimed that the new sanctions, levied in response to Pyongyang’s November 29 ballistic missile test, went even further than sanctions passed in September that, at the time, were called the toughest yet. The resolution adopted by the council includes sharply lower limits on North Korea’s refined oil imports,…

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Nervousness between U.S. & North Korea

War Game

          A US 7th Air Force official said the top-of-the-line F-22s are being joined by Air Force and Marine Corps F-35s in the largest concentration of fifth-generation fighter jets ever in South Korea. A day before the Vigilant Ace 18 drills, North Korea called for “merciless revenge” and said the nation would consider the “highest-level hard-line countermeasure in history,” according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency. The stealthy F-22s and F35s are among 230 US and South Korean aircraft participating in the annual Vigilant Ace 18 air combat drills. The drills begin after a weekend…

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“North Korea still don’t stop fires missile” Who cares?

Ballistic Missiles

North Korea has fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew higher than any of its previous efforts, shattering a two-month respite from military tests, with experts suggesting that Pyongyang is technically close to putting Washington DC within range. On Wednesday morning in what was believed to be its longest-range test yet, escalating already high tensions with the US. In response to the test, Donald Trump, the US president, said: “It is a situation that we will handle. We will take care of it.” He offered no further details. “Who cares”….

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We cannot turn our blind eye to it

Battleship

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said that the world could not ignore the crisis surrounding North Korea. Tensions between North Korea and South Korea appear to be ratcheting up again just as a senior Russian official warned of an “apocalyptic scenario” developing on the Korean Peninsula. “A scenario of the apocalyptic development of the situation on the Korean Peninsula exists and we cannot turn our blind eye to it,”

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North Korea’s ‘submarine ballistic missile programme’

Missile North Korea

They don’t stop to developing it. So What’s next? North Korea appears to be racing to get a ballistic missile submarine ready, as it develops its nuclear and missile programmes. a powerful reminder that, as well as developing inter-continental range ballistic missiles launched from land, North Korea has for several years been pursuing a programme to launch a long-range missile from a submarine. North Korea is under international pressure to end its weapons programmes, pursued in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, but continues to reject US calls to negotiate.

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