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Putin warns West, promises new weapons to counter threats

Sep 11, 2014 at 08:46 | Source: FirstPost

Moscow: Russia is developing an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the US and NATO, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday as the military successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile launched ...

Experimental U.S. hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch

Aug 26, 2014 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hypersonic weapon being developed by the U.S. military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem with the aircraft, the Pentagon said.The craf...

It's Not Just Critics of Israel Who Want to Cut US Aid

Aug 05, 2014 at 15:49 | Source: Business Week

One of the very few bills that landed on President Obama's desk this week, after Congress left for its annual summer recess, was one authorizing $225 million in additional funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system Israel has been using...

Gaza Live: Israeli troops withdraw from parts of Gaza

Aug 02, 2014 at 20:50 | Source: FirstPost

6:45 pm: Israel army says 'safe' to return to part of north GazaThe Israeli army on Saturday informed residents of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza that it was "safe" to return to their homes, as witnesses said troops were seen withdrawing from...

Gaza Live: Hamas denies knowing about missing soldier as US arms Israel

Aug 02, 2014 at 15:13 | Source: FirstPost

3:10 pm: Sisi says Egypt truce plan 'real chance' to end Gaza clashesPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday an Egyptian truce plan provided a "real chance" to end the Gaza conflict, stressing the need for its speedy implementation....

Israel's Iron Dome to Get $225 Million Under U.S. Bill

Aug 02, 2014 at 08:00 | Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. House and Senate approved $225 million in emergency spending for Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system, sending a message of support for Israel as fighting surged in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. House and Senate passage today...

US restocks Israel with ammo as Obama talks tough on Gaza toll

Jul 31, 2014 at 10:40 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties ...

Obama talks tough on Gaza deaths as US restocks Israel with ammo

Jul 31, 2014 at 09:11 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: The Obama administration condemned the deadly shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday, using tough, yet carefully worded language that reflects growing White House irritation with Israel and the mounting civilian casualties ...

Israel's Dermer on Conflict With Hamas in Gaza

Jul 31, 2014 at 02:00 | Source: Business Week

July 30 (Bloomberg) -- Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., talks about the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian civilian deaths, and the Iron Dome missile defense system that the U.S. government helped develop with Israel ...

Gaza Live: Israel press ahead with ground offensive as death toll tops 300

Jul 19, 2014 at 08:20 | Source: FirstPost

8.25 am: Israel press ahead with ground offensive as death toll tops 300Israeli forces on Saturday pressed ahead with a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian militants kept firing rockets deep into Israel's heartland, pushing the deat...

Obama administration to train, arm rebels in Syria

Jul 18, 2014 at 11:36 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Congress' deep reservations about President Barack Obama's push to train and arm vetted Syrian rebels were on full display Thursday as Democrats and Republicans on a Senate panel grudgingly backed the administration's plan.The Appropriati...

MH17 shot down by soviet era Buk missile, but no clarity about who did it

Jul 18, 2014 at 10:15 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down.But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as "Gadfly" in ...

SA-11 Buk: Who launched the missile that shot down MH17?

Jul 18, 2014 at 07:55 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: As Russia and Ukraine trade blame over the apparent shooting down of a Malaysian airliner, they appear to agree on one thing: the type of Soviet-era missile that brought it down.But if an SA-11 Buk missile, known as "Gadfly" in ...

Temporary Gaza Ceasefire Holds as Egypt Seek Longer Truce

Jul 17, 2014 at 18:00 | Source: Bloomberg

July 17 (Bloomberg) -- Retired Israeli Brigadier General Danny Gold discusses the Iron Dome missile-defense system which he helped develop. He talks with Elliott Gotkine in Tel Aviv on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (So...

Missile Defenses Work

Jul 11, 2014 at 06:01 | Source: Wall Street Journal

The Palestinian terror group Hamas continues to attack Israeli civilians with dozens of rockets launched each day from Gaza, and as we went to press on Thursday no Israeli had been killed. This wasn't due to some Holy Land miracle but to the ...

Gaza conflict spirals as Israeli air raids hit over 320 Hamas targets overnight

Jul 10, 2014 at 16:24 | Source: FirstPost

Jerusalem: Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza on Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once agai...

Israeli air raids hit over 320 Hamas targets overnight as Gaza slides towards war

Jul 10, 2014 at 14:57 | Source: FirstPost

Jerusalem: Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza on Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, and the Palestinians said a family of eight was killed in a strike that destroyed their home. Israel's missile defense system once agai...

Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

Jul 10, 2014 at 14:00 | Source: Business Week

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, now in its 3rd day, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets. Military spokesman Peter Lerner said Thursday that Israel...

Israel continues with punishing aerial strikes in Gaza for third day

Jul 10, 2014 at 12:39 | Source: FirstPost

Israel pressed on with a punishing aerial offensive in Gaza for a third day on Thursday, killing eight members of a family including five children in a predawn strike, Palestinian officials said, while militants fired rockets at Israeli cities.The Is...

Hamas target Israel's n-reactor with rockets

Jul 10, 2014 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

Jerusalem, July 10 (IANS) Hamas fired three rockets Wednesday evening into Dimona, a city where Israel's nuclear reactor is located, the Israeli military said. However, it caused no damage or injuries to anyone.A rocket was intercepted by Israel's Ir...

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