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Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile rangeDefenceTalk.com

The deputy chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has warned Europe against forcing the Islamic Republic into boosting the range of its missiles by trying to halt their development. “If the Europeans, or anyone else, want to conspire to disarm Iran of missiles, we will be forced to make a strategic …

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Trump wants U.S. military in Iraq to ‘watch Iran’: CBS interview By Reuters

© Reuters. U.S. President Trump holds meeting to discuss the southern border at the White House in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said it was important to keep a U.S. military base in Iraq so that Washington can keep a close eye on Iran, according to a …

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Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on anniversary of revolution By Reuters

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on anniversary of revolution DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran unveiled a new cruise missile with a range of 1,300 km (800 miles) on Saturday, state television reported, as the Middle Eastern country displays its achievements during celebrations marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution …

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Trump slams U.S. intelligence chiefs as ‘passive and naive’ on Iran By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Heads of intellegence agencies testify to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about “worldwide threats” on Capitol Hill in Washington By Doina Chiacu and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday called U.S. intelligence chiefs “extremely passive and naive” on Iran and dismissed their …

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More Missile Defense Ships, New Ground Deployments « Breaking Defense

Aegis cruisers and destroyers. WASHINGTON: A top Pentagon official on Tuesday said major upgrades being made to dozens of Navy destroyers to give them new missile defense capabilities will continue, even as Navy leadership bristles at having so many ships tied up hunting for missile launches. The comments by James …

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Donald Trump: Breaking With The Past (The Beltway Ain’t Happy) « Breaking Defense

President Trump with his next presumptive Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley The first quality of a great leader is the courage to break with the past when the facts change. For President Trump, facing facts means change. But real change—ending the Korean War, disengaging forces from Syria, …

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China ‘compressing’ technology gains: US intel officialDefenceTalk.com

WASHINGTON: China is making technological advances in a far shorter timeframe than it took the United States, rapidly narrowing the gap between the two countries, a senior US intelligence official said Tuesday. Reaping the benefits of sending tens of thousands of students and researchers to the United States, and a …

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Missile Defense Review a Multi-Billion IOU to White House « Breaking Defense

A Ground-Based Interceptor is lowered into its missile silo in Alaska. PENTAGON: Military and civilian leaders at the Pentagon are portraying the new Missile Defense Review as a common-sense response to aggressive Chinese and Russian investments in new hypersonic weapons and faster, longer-range missiles. The review marks “a new era …

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Iran confirms death of blogger held on security charges By Reuters

Iran confirms death of blogger held on security charges DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian authorities have confirmed the death of a social media activist jailed on security charges, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Sunday, after Western rights groups said he had died following a 60-day hunger strike in prison. …

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Blame Saudi Arabia and the U.S. for regional instability, Iran’s foreign minister says

Iran called out its regional rival Saudi Arabia in response to accusations that Tehran is a leading state sponsor of terror, accusing Riyadh and the United States of fomenting ‘dangerous escalations’ in the Middle East. Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iranian foreign Minister Javad …

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