North Korea says missile tests simulated nuclear strike on South

The three missiles launched on Tuesday simulated pre-emptive attacks on South Korean ports and airfields hosting US military “hardware”, the North’s official KCNA news agency said. Continue reading

Russian Jet Threatened U.S. Recon Aircraft

Barrel rolls over plane in latest Baltic Sea provocation

A Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea, the U.S. European Command said Saturday.

“On April 14, a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route in international airspace over the Baltic Sea was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” said Navy Capt. Danny Hernandez.

“This intercept comes shortly after the unsafe Russian encounters with USS Donald Cook,” he added. “There have been repeated incidents over the last year where Russian military aircraft have come close enough to other air and sea traffic to raise serious safety concerns, and we are very concerned with any such behavior.” Continue reading

Russia carried out practice nuclear strike against Sweden

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A Russian Tupolev Tu-22M3 like the one thought to have been used. Photo: Maz071086/Wikicommons