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Missile in scrapped test was to come from Minot

May 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT Air Force officials and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven say the intercontinental ballistic missile for a planned test launch that was scrapped last month because of mounting tensions with North Korea was to have come from the Minot Air Force Base missile field. Continue Reading

Is there a morale crisis in the US nuclear force?

May 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Beyond the Air Force’s embarrassing suspension of 17 nuclear missile launch officers lie two broader questions. Continue Reading

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities, U.S. says

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United States says North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and agree to a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. Continue Reading

‘The Profession’: A charged world of 2032

December 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

So you think that war has evolved in dizzying, dismaying ways, do you? That drones fire missiles, nukes proliferate, nonstate players and rogue states share unholy alliances, bomb-laden terrorists seek martyrdom, the Russians and Chinese connive and oil politics loom over all while the United States is caught like a geopolitical deer in the headlights? Continue Reading

Iran threatens to hit Turkey with missiles if U.S., Israel attack

November 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Iran will target NATO’s missile defense installations in Turkey if the U.S. or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic, a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said today. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the Guards’ aerospace division, said the warning is part of a new defense strategy to counter what he described as an increase in threats from the U.S. and Israel. Continue Reading

Russian president says country may aim and deploy missiles at U.S. missile shield

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

If Washington continues to ignore Russia’s demands about a proposed U.S. missile shield in Europe, Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at it and put arms control on hold, President Dmitry Medvedev said today. The tough statement reflected a growing strain in U.S.-Russian ties, despite President Barack Obama’s campaign to “reset” American relations with the Kremlin, which were strained by years of tensions over U.S. foreign policy and the 2008 Russian-Georgian war. Continue Reading

Drone-fired U.S. missiles kills 4 in northwest Pakistan

October 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Drone-fired U.S. missiles killed four people in a northwestern Pakistani region controlled by the Haqqani militant network today, a day after a similar attack there killed a top commander of the group, Pakistani officials said.
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U.S. missile strike kills 3 in northwest Pakistan

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Washington has fired scores of missiles into northwest Pakistan since 2008 to target Taliban and al-Qaida-linked operatives. Some have hit their intended targets, while others have also killed civilians. The latest strike comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Islamabad Continue Reading

Concerned Russia wants ‘solid legal guarantees’ about U.S. missile defense plans

September 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

oreign Minister Sergey Lavrov further told the United Nations General Assembly that the world community must support the resumption of diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions over the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea. Continue Reading

Report: North Korea reported ready to halt nuclear missile tests if talks resume

August 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Korea is ready to impose a moratorium on nuclear missile tests if international talks on its nuclear program resume, a spokesman for Russia’s president said today after talks between the two leaders at a Siberian military base. Continue Reading