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North Korea's military fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday, per multiple reports. Why it matters: Pyongyang's latest in a series of recent missile launches happened hours after U.S. officials emphasized their commitment to restart negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, which have stalled since talks broke down during the Trump administration, AP notes.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Sung Kim, P
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of complications from COVID-19, his family said in Facebook post. He was 84.
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China denied a report that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, saying it was just a space vehicle
The Financial Times reported that China had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August, catching US intelligence off guard.
Washington is concerned about hypersonic missile technology and its potential military applications by China and Russia, a U.S. arms control official said on Monday, after a media report that Beijing had tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide weapon. Hypersonic weapons are usually defined as missiles that fly more than five times the speed of sound, and a race is under way for the next generation of long-range weapons that are harder to detect and intercept. The Financial Times, quoting five people familiar with the matter, said at the weekend that China had tested a weapon in August that flew through space and circled the globe before cruising down towards a target which it missed.
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Recently released news that China allegedly conducted a successful test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August ramped up attention on the competition between the U.S., Russia and China to develop the next-generation weapons — and likely caught the eye of Greater Washington's federal contractors that contribute to U.S. hypersonic weapon and missile defense programs. A report Saturday from The Financial Times alleged that China tested a hypersonic glide vehicle, which was launched into low-Earth orbit via a rocket before it detached and cruised within 24 miles of its intended target. According to the report, the launch demonstrates a new level of sophistication in China’s development of the weapons — dubbed hypersonics because they can fly in excess of 3,800 miles per hour, or five times the speed of sound — “that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise.”
WARSAW (Reuters) -Almost 6,000 Polish soldiers are now guarding the country's border with Belarus in stepped up security measures in the face of a surge in migration, the defence minister said on Tuesday. The deployment of fresh troops marks a significant expansion of the military presence on the border as only on Saturday Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak had put the number of soldiers at more than 3,000. "Almost 6,000 soldiers from the 16th, 18th and 12th divisions are serving on the Polish-Belarusian border," Blaszczak said in a tweet.
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North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea, South Korea's military announced early Tuesday morning local time.
HORLIVKA, Ukraine/KYIV (Reuters) -Russian-backed separatists on Monday ended their blockade of a hotel housing international conflict monitors in eastern Ukraine, an incident sparked by the capture of an officer by Ukrainian armed forces last week. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said on Sunday its monitors were unable to leave their patrol base in a hotel in the separatist-controlled town of Horlivka while the separatists demanded the officer's release. The OSCE, Europe's main security watchdog, said the base's vehicle entrance had been locked with a chain and padlock and that they had seen tents pitched outside the hotel.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will ask Senate leaders for a briefing on a media report on China testing a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile.
The world has seen a power struggle between nuclear powers before, and has seen those countries inch closer to military conflict. But it's never before seen a cold war between two countries as interconnected — with each other and with the rest of the globe — as the U.S. and China.Why it matters: Escalating antagonism between the world's two superpowers is likely to hinder global cooperation to fight climate change, divert resources to costly arms and tech races, complicate diplomacy for U.S. all
Boeing (BA) is going to offer engine depot-level maintenance and repair support for P-8A Poseidon jets.
It is thought to have been a submarine-launched ballistic missile which are harder to detect.
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The foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia expressed concern Monday that Australia’s plan to obtain nuclear-powered submarines may increase the rivalry of major powers in Southeast Asia. The U.S., Britain and Australia announced last month that they have formed a security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. Under the arrangement, Australia will build at least eight nuclear-powered submarines using U.S. expertise, while dumping a contract with France for diesel-electric subs.
China said Monday its launch of a new spacecraft was merely a test to see whether the vehicle could be re-used.
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An intelligence cell run by DHS will expand biometric data collection from migrants and monitor social media disinformation that may spur mass migrant movements.
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Chinese officials have denied reports that the Chinese military tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this year.
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North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, setting off alarm bells across the region.The launch was reported by military officials in South Korea and Japan, and comes just after South Korean envoys met with U.S. officials to discuss the nuclear standoff on Monday.Pyongyang has ramped up its military activity dramatically in recent weeks, and Tuesday's launch marks its latest missile test.The missile was launched shortly after 10 a.m. local time from the sea in the vicinity of Sinpo, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said,where North Korea keeps submarines as well as equipment for test firing missiles.It wasn't clear if it was fired from a submarine or from a test barge.News of the launch quickly overshadowed a major arms fair taking place in Seoul, and pulled Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida away from several scheduled events.Kishida called the missile tests "regrettable" while South Korea's national security council called an emergency meeting, and urged Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table.In a statement, the U.S. military called Tuesday's launch "destabilizing," but said it did not pose an immediate threat.Analysts suggest Pyongyang's latest tests aim to match or surpass South Korea's own quietly expanding arsenal.Pyongyang has decried what it calls double standards by Seoul and Washington as it faces international sanctions over its weapons program.
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James Longman has the latest on reports that the country tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile this past summer.
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The Homeland Security announcement comes after the Biden administration appeared blindsided by thousands of Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border.
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“We have no idea how they did this,” said one person briefed on the intelligence.