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India Showcases Naval Advances

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Earlier this week India activated the reactor on board its indigenously built INS Arihant nuclear submarine and launched a new aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, that was likewise homegrown. India has employed aircraft carriers and nuclear powered submarines in its navy previously, but the local build of these crafts add a different dimension to India’s military capabilities.

North Korea Threatens Retaliation for Newest Sanctions

By William Tucker North Korean leader Kim Jong-un publically ordered the military to take “substantial and high-profile important state measures” to retaliate against the new sanctions that were levied by the UN Security Council last week - citing the U.S. specifically for spearheading the measure. The sanctions were proposed for the recent satellite launch undertaken by the North just a few weeks ago.

Under Kim Jong-Un, North Korea Maintains Familiar Policy

By William Tucker Since the death of Kim Jong-Il in December of last year, two assumptions were made regarding the future of North Korea. One, Kim Jong-Un would order some form of provocative behavior without any sort of public warning to assert his hold on power, and two, the new leader would enjoy unquestioned rule. The problem with these assertions stems from a common misunderstanding of how North Korea functions.

Considering an Israeli Strike on Iran

By William Tucker This has become an endless topic on which speculation is rife. Indeed, it’s been discussed here before. But will Israel really launch a military strike against Iran in the near future? Essentially, the answer is no. There are many reasons why Israel would refrain hitting Iran’s nuclear facilities such as military limitations and political considerations, but perhaps the main reason why is the lack of an existential threat.