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On Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Defense Department conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, Calif.

The US just entered a great-power arms race in a big way — and Russia and China are panicking

The US just tested its first post-INF Treaty missile, and Russia and China are both worried and warning that the US is igniting a new arms race.
An unidentified short-range ballistic missile.

North Korea is not only firing off new missiles — it may also be learning to launch them faster

Experts have suggested that the weapons North Korea has been testing this year could be the key to a first strike, one that could evade defenses.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at US President Donald Trump before their meeting at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.

North Korea’s latest missile test was an attempt to get Trump’s attention after failed nuclear talks, experts say

North Korea wants the US to provide sanctions relief. Washington says it would only do so if Pyongyang demonstrably dismantles its nukes first.
US Navy F-35Cs.

The F-35 stealth fighter is getting a very long-range missile that can blind an enemy’s air defenses

The missile, a valuable weapon for the first wave of attacks against a powerful rival, can be carried without compromising the F-35's stealth.
Former United States ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition spring leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

North Korea slams John Bolton as a ‘human defect’ after he called out their recent missile test

National security adviser John Bolton on Saturday said there was "no doubt" that North Korea's recent missile test violated UN resolutions.
Kim Jong Un has an option neither China or the US can employ — the long game.

A ‘one in a million’ satellite image captured the exact moment of North Korea’s latest missile launch

A satellite image captured by Planet Labs, a research company in San Francisco, shows striking photo evidence of North Korea's latest missile launch.
North Korea test-fires a ballistic rocket through a precision control guidance system on May 30, 2017.

North Korea fired several mysterious projectiles into the sea, sparking fears it’s testing missiles again

North Korea has reportedly launched multiple short-range weapons, a potential sign of Pyongyang's growing frustration with Washington.
A Spanish air force Eurofighter Typhoon trails a US Marine Corps KC-130J to receive fuel as part of a bilateral fixed-wing air-to-air refueling training near Morón Air Base, Spain, July 13, 2017.

A Spanish fighter jet accidentally fired a missile near the border with Russia — and they still can’t find it

The jet was deployed to Lithuania as part of a regular Baltic air-policing mission, and the missile was fired after a routine training exercise over southeast Estonia, which borders Russia.
A popular water park in Tiberias, Israel, which is situated along the Sea of Galilee.

Syrian rockets fired at Israel were found at a popular tourist beach

Two rockets from Syria landed in the Sea of Galilee on Wednesday in what the army initially thought was spillover from Syria. The rockets were discovered after locals reported seeing an object fall into the water near the popular Gofra Beach, located about 18 1/2 miles from Syria's border.
German navy frigate Sachsen after a missile-launch malfunction, June 2018.

A missile misfired and scorched the deck of a German navy frigate

The antiaircraft missile failed to exit the launch tube, and its rocket motor scorched the ship's deck and bridge. Two crew members were injured, and the ship returned to its homeport.