Top US nuclear commander: Russia is ‘the only existential threat to the country right now’

Maxim Shipenkov | Pool | Reuters While the special counsel’s investigation tries to determine whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, America’s top nuclear commander described the nation as a paramount threat to the United States. “Russia is the most significant threat just because they pose the only existential threat to the country right now.

Missile Defense Agency Director Outlines Priorities, Threats

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity The United States is able to defend against current threats from ballistic missiles, but increased capabilities are needed to address emerging risks, the head of the Missile Defense Agency said here yesterday.

Anatomy of a School Lockdown: A Threat, Then the Anxious Wait

Since the mass shooting last month that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, scenes of gun threats, scares and lockdowns have played out around the country dozens of times each day.

Statewide tornado drill scheduled for March 6th during FOX4’s ‘Wicked Weather Week’

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Spring is still a few weeks away… and with it, comes the increased chances of severe weather. FOX4 and the National Weather Service want you to be prepared. FOX4’s Wicked Weather Week coincides with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill’s ‘Severe Weather Awareness Week’ March 4th through March 10th.

Pentagon looks to adjust missile defense policy to include threats from Russia, China

The Trump administration is working on an expanded U.S. missile defense policy that would address certain threats from Russia and China, departing from a previous strategy that focused nearly exclusively on rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran.

Why Russia Would Specifically Choose to Threaten Florida With a Nuclear Blast

Shocking video of an ‘invincible’ weapon changes the tone of the U.S./Russian relationship.

2 shot at Central Michigan University, gunman ‘armed and dangerous’

At least two people were shot when a gunman opened fire inside a Michigan university building early Friday morning. Mount Pleasant Police told Fox News that they are searching for a black man who is considered “armed and dangerous,” after he reportedly opened fire at Central Michigan University.

Putin boasts of new Russian nuclear weapons

President Vladimir Putin says Russia has tested new nuclear weapons, including a nuclear-powered cruise missile and a nuclear-powered underwater drone, that would be immune to enemy intercept. Speaking in a state-of-the-nation speech Thursday, Putin said that the nuclear-powered cruise missile tested last fall has an unlimited range and high speed and is capable of penetrating any missile defense.

Tornado ‘dropped’ on home at TN/KY state line, got stronger in KY, officials say

CLOSE The National Weather Service in Nashville has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado was responsible for damage Saturday afternoon in northern Robertson County, about five miles northeast of Adams and a half-mile from the Kentucky state line. The tornado touched down between Hugh Gill Road and Keysburg Road around 4 p.m.

US Eyes Adding Nuclear Cruise Missiles to Zumwalt Stealth Destroyers As Well As Attack Subs

More vessels carrying these weapons could make it especially hard for opponents to quickly tell the difference between conventional and nuclear strikes. Raytheon U.S. Air Force General John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, has suggested he’s interested in arming a variety of ships with a new nuclear-tipped cruise missile, including the stealthy Zumwalt-class destroyers, as well as guided missile submarines, or SSGNs, and attack subs.