This Sunday, 18 August 2019, the US Department of Defense showed the launch of a conventionally configured ground-based cruise missile on the island of San Nicolas, off the coast of California. The Pentagon said on Monday that the US military conducted a flight test of a missile type banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month. The test off California's coast on Sunday marks the resumption of a weapons competition that some analysts fear could increase tensions between the US and Russia. (Photo: Scott Howe / US Department of Defense via AP)

Pentagon conducts 1 th test of previously banned missiles

The US military conducted a flight test of a banned missile type for more than 30 years.

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This Wednesday, January 23 of 2019, shows the 9M729 ground-based cruise missile in Kubinka, just outside Moscow, Russia. Washington and Moscow have abandoned the mid-range Nuclear Forces treaty that President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed on 1987, raising fears of a new arms race. The US blamed Moscow for the death of the treaty. (Photo: Photo AP / Pavel Golovkin)

Russia claims leadership in arms race

The Kremlin boasts that it was winning the race to develop new cutting-edge nuclear weapons, despite a

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In this July 8 archive photo, people visit Mansu Hill to honor the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the 2019 anniversary of the death of Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. A panel monitoring UN sanctions on Monday reported 25 in August that North Korean cyber experts have illegally raised money for the country's weapons of mass destruction "with estimated total revenues of up to $ 5 billion" . (Photo: Photo AP / Jon Chol Jin, Archive)

UN report says North Korea stole $ 2 billion in cyber attacks

North Korea generated an estimated $ 2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programs using

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People watch a TV showing a file of North Korea's missile launch during a news show at Seoul Railway Station, South Korea, Friday, 2 August 2019. The South Korean Army said North Korea fired unidentified projectiles twice on Friday. sea ​​off its east coast in its third weapons tests in just over a week. The sign says "North Korea fired unidentified projectiles". (Photo: Photo AP / Ahn Young-joon)

North Korea launches more missiles into the sea

North Korea fired what appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles twice Friday at sea at

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Military vehicles and equipment, parts of the S-400 air defense systems, are unloaded from a Russian transport aircraft, at Murted military airport in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, July 12, 2019. The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Friday, moving the country closer to possible US sanctions and a new standoff with Washington. The US has strongly urged NATO member Turkey to pull back from the deal, warning the country that it will face economic sanctions. (Photo: Turkish Defense Ministry via AP)

US withdraws Turkey from fighter program

In a major break with a longtime ally, the Trump administration said on Wednesday that Turkey was

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Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces Micael Byden participates in the Aurora 17 military exercise in Gothenburg, Sweden, 13 September 2017. REUTERS / Johan Ahlander / File Photo

Sweden strengthens Gotland air defense amid tensions in Russia

The Swedish Army said on Monday it would deploy an up-to-date anti-missile defense system on the island of Gotland,

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One of the American Javelin anti-tank missiles, which were confiscated from the eastern forces led by the caliph Haftar in Gharyan, are shown to the media in Tripoli, Libya, on 29 June 2019. REUTERS / Ismail Zitouny

Libyan force captures American and Chinese missiles from Haftar forces

Allied forces of Libya's internationally-recognized Libyan government have captured sophisticated North American and Chinese rockets as well as drones,

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Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya apologized to Akita Gov Norihisa Satake at City Hall on Monday for measurement errors committed by his ministry during a geographic survey conducted in connection with the choice of a location to host Aegis Ashore missile launchers . Photo: KYODO

Minister of Defense apologizes for mistakes on base in Tohoku

Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya on Monday apologized to Governor Norihisa Satake for poor geographical

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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tehran on Thursday. Photo: Iranian Supreme Leader's Office via AP

Iran's supreme leader tells Abe Trump that he "is not worthy" of an answer

Iran's supreme leader told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that it was pointless to respond to a message

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