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Pentagon Finds North Korea Advancing Goal of Nuclear-Armed ICBM

The Defense Department on Thursday said North Korea is moving closer to its publicized goal of wielding a nuclear-armed ICBM capable of reaching the United States. “Advances in ballistic missile delivery systems, coupled with developments in nuclear technology … are

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Iran’s Newest Revealed Nuclear Site: They Deny It but the Details About Its Operations Keep Coming

The story is out and Iran is, of course, denying it. No surprise there, even though their most recently revealed nuclear site is clearly visible from crystal clear satellite photos. The site, called Quds/Mugniyah, not far from the Fordow site

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A Nuclear Iran is a Real Threat to America

One of the most anticipated speeches of the United Nations General Assembly was delivered on Sept. 26, 2012 — perhaps coincidentally on Yom Kippur — by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran (transcript of his speech here and video here). While

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Mixed Messages from Washington May Lead Us into Another War

While the mixed messages coming out of Washington these days are more than a little confusing to the average reader, they are increasingly alarming to those whose lives depend on America getting it right. According to several sources, including the

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US to Israel: No Weapons, No Military Backup

It has seemed to me that for the last few years, Israel has been placing an inordinate amount of trust in Washington, despite every indication that this trust is far from warranted. The standard Israeli military and government position was,

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Germany Arrests 4 for Supplying Nuclear Reactor Parts to Iran

Prosecutors accuse suspects of breaking embargo by delivering valves for plutonium production 2 10.35 EDT German police have arrested four men suspected of delivering valves for a heavy water reactor to Iran, breaking an embargo on such exports to the

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Commentary: Iran vs Israel: The War Israel Cannot Lose

An Iranian response to strike on its nuclear facilities may be unconventional, but it would not threaten Israel’s existence. There is a difference between not winning a military confrontation and losing it. Not winning is defined by not achieving the

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Iran Tests New Missile; Threatens US and Israel

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has test-fired a new, more accurate short-range missile capable of striking land and sea targets, it said on Saturday, a show of strength that underscored its ability to hit shipping in the Strait of Hormuz if

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John Bolton: US Once Again Fell into ” Iranian Trap”

Having apparently learned nothing from 10 years of futile negotiations with Iran, President Obama seemed perilously close late last month to yet another deal purportedly making “progress” eliminating the ayatollahs’ nuclear weapons program. Fortunately, however, the recently concluded Baghdad talks

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Iran Official Boasts: ‘We Have Bypassed the West’s Red Lines’

Here’s the quote of the day (from yesterday), from a story by the New York Times’ man in Tehran, Thomas Erdbrinck: “Without violating any international laws or the nonproliferation treaty, we have managed to bypass the red lines the West

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