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September 15, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Growing threat from North Korea fuels debate over billions in missile shield spending

Washington Examiner: With President Trump pledging to spend billions more on missile defense in the wake of North Korea’s continued defiance, familiar battle lines are being drawn between advocates of strengthening U.S. missile defenses and critics who claim the current system is pie in the sky. After meeting with his national security team in Bedminster,… read more

September 6, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Missile tests likely to go unchallenged

Honolulu Star: North Korea is expected to launch more ballistic missiles over Japan as the rogue nation seeks to add greater distance to its tests. But don’t look for Japan or the United States to attempt to shoot down North Korean test missiles flying over open ocean, according to defense experts. Downing an intermediaterange ballistic missile headed… read more

August 31, 2017 | MDAA in the News

As North Korea threat grows, experts warn of weaknesses in U.S. missile defense

WJLA: WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — As tensions with North Korea simmer, the U.S. military announced Wednesday that it has completed another successful test of its missile defense systems, but experts say the threats the nation now faces require a renewed commitment to more advanced anti-ballistic missile strategies. According to the Missile Defense Agency, Tuesday’s… read more

August 31, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Navy’s ballistic missile shootdown comes hours after Kim Jong Un’s threat to contain Guam

Washington Examiner: A DEMANDING STANDOFF: The tension with North Korea over its missile tests and nuclear program has degenerated into a cycle of provocation, demands and defiance. Wash, rinse, repeat. President Trump’s response to the Monday launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, was to issue a statement that… read more

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

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