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Middle East

  • 7:58 PM

    Iran has successfully test-fired a new type of ballistic missile amid rising tensions with the United States, state-run media reported on Saturday, claiming that the missile has a range of up to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). Footage of the missile launch (Credit: Press TV) The missile – called Khorramshahr – was launched on Friday from

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  • 7:56 PM

    The primary importance of “system” is obvious to all serious students of world politics. In this connection, what happens in the protracted American crisis with North    Korea could sometime have substantial or even profound implications for the Middle East. Most urgently, as ongoing crisis in northeast Asia has focused renewed attention on the risks and consequences

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  • 6:36 PM

    A flurry of diplomatic activity is taking place in the Syrian and Iraqi arenas. While the moves are occurring on separate and superficially unrelated fronts, taken together they produce an emergent picture of two camps, one of which works as a united force on essential interests, but the other does not. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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  • Concerns raised over military presence, nukes stored in Turkey
    1:33 AM

    The U.S. should move its nuclear weapons from Incirlik Air Base and start looking for alternatives to the longtime military hub in Turkey, a country that can no longer be fully relied on, analysts and former military officials said. The U.S. military maintains about 50 nuclear warheads at Incirlik, according to nuclear watchdog organizations. “It

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  • Israel’s Possible Paths to Nuclear War
    7:47 PM

    For the moment, at least, global concern about nuclear war is focused on North Korea. The Middle East nevertheless remains a possible site for future nuclear conflict, and Israel’s strategy for dealing with this prospect warrants close examination. Worth pointing out, too, is that these two seemingly discrete theaters of potential nuclear belligerency are not

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  • Israel Growing Concerned That Unresolved North Korea Nuclear Crisis Will Embolden Iran, Experts Say
    5:12 PM

    Israel is anxiously observing the escalating international crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program, paying particular attention to its implications for Iranian behavior, a policy paper released this week by one of the Jewish state’s leading strategic think tanks stated. “Concern exists that American restraint and continued provocative North Korean behavior would signal to Tehran that

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  • Opinion: Hey, NATO, Let’s Move Those 50 US Thermonuclear Weapons Out of Turkey
    8:26 PM

    The following is an opinion article written by an external source.  It does not necessarily represent the opinion of The DEFCON Warning System. The DEFCON Warning System does not make policy recommendations. Why risk it? Even if NATO wants the nukes in Europe, Erdogan’s unstable regime is 68 miles from Syria, the hottest conflict zone

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  • Syria event
    3:05 AM

    We won’t dive deeply into what is generally known: The United States has launched a military strike against Syria. The burning question is, “What does this mean? What is going to happen next?” Right now, Russia doesn’t know how to respond. They are surprised that the United States did anything. This is a major change

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  • The Coming Clash With Iran
    2:43 AM

    When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed. His credibility is now on the line. And what triggered this virtual ultimatum? Iran-backed Houthi rebels, said Flynn, attacked a

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