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August 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Can US Shoot Down North Korean Missiles? Guam Under Threat

CBN News: As the war of words between President Trump and North Korea’s dictator intensifies, Pentagon officials tell CBN News the U.S. military stands ready to “fight tonight”. But if North Korea takes aim at the island of Guam, could we defend a missile strike? Pyongyang doubled down on its threats to launch missiles at… read more

August 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

U.S. military ready for action if North Korea fires missiles at Guam

Daily News: Sabres are rattling and threatening tweets are flying, but if tensions boil over into a military clash between the U.S. and North Korea, American forces are ready, officials said Sunday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to soon finalize plans to launch four missiles into the waters off the U.S. territory… read more

August 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Guam adviser urges calm after North Korea threat

Over News Magazine: Current and former USA officials said if war did come, the US and its allies would likely hit hard and fast, using air strikes, drone operations and cyberattacks aimed at military bases, air bases, missile sites, artillery, communications, command and control headquarters and intelligence gathering and surveillance capabilities. Pyongyang’s threats to launch… read more

August 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Guam has 14 minutes to alert if DPRK fires missiles: official

Xinhua Net: LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) — If the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fires missiles toward Guam, they would take about 14 minutes to reach the island and the alert system there would notified the public, Guam’s Homeland Security Office said Thursday. Jenna Gaminde, spokeswomen of the Guam Homeland Security, was quoted… read more

August 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Mattis: North Korea nuke attack would result in ‘end of its regime’

The Navy Times: WASHINGTON – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “should take heed” and stop the nuclear threats that could lead to the destruction of his people, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Wednesday. North Korea must “stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis warned Wednesday in a prepared statement. “The [North Korean]… read more

August 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Guam Map: Where It Is Relative to North Korea

Heavy News: Guam, the tiny South Pacific island that’s smaller than the city of Chicago, has been thrust into the spotlight as the dispute between the U.S. and North Korea continues to escalate. After President Donald Trump threatened to meet North Korea with “fire and fury” if it continues its nuclear weapons program, North Korea… read more

August 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense

The Fiji Times: WASHINGTON – When simulating missile attacks from North Korea or Iran, the US military says its defence system and network of radars allow it to successfully track and destroy incoming warheads. But test conditions do not accurately mimic those of wartime and critics are sceptical the country can truly defend itself, even… read more

August 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Lack of real-world testing raises doubts on U.S. missile defenses

Reuters: WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – When simulating missile attacks from North Korea or Iran, the U.S. military says its defense system and network of radars allow it to successfully track and destroy incoming warheads. But test conditions do not accurately mimic those of wartime and critics are skeptical the country can truly defend itself,… read more

August 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Toughen Hawaii’s defenses, says former military official

Honolulu Star: A former deputy commanding general of U.S. Pacific Command said the nation needs to be “exceptionally aggressive about providing near-term capability” for the defense of Hawaii from North Korea — including looking at activating Aegis Ashore on Kauai and/or adding a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery in the state. “I don’t think… read more

August 11, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Isle expert dismisses ‘barking’ by N. Korea, U.S.

Honolulu Star: North Korea has been famous for its hyperbole for years. On Tuesday, a spokesman for the North Korean People’s Army said it was “carefully examining” plans for an “enveloping fire around Guam” with Hwasong-12 ballistic missiles after the “air pirates of Guam” (U.S. B-1 bombers flying over the Korean Peninsula) staged a “madcap… read more

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