Missile Defense News

May 4, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Why South Korea Needs THAAD Missile Defense

ISN: The April 2015 interim nuclear agreement with Iran generated speculation that a similar agreement may be possible with North Korea. However, Pyongyang has made emphatically clear that it will never abandon its nuclear arsenal and declared the Six Party Talks negotiations “null and void.” Kim Jong-un and all major senior government entities have vowed… read more

May 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Naked To Nuclear Attack: Democrats Hand The GOP A Winning Defense Issue For 2016

Forbes: The GOP is struggling to regain the reputation it once enjoyed as the party that understands how to defend America.  That reputation, a legacy of the Reagan era, took a beating when George W. Bush presided over the invasion of Iraq — a campaign that contributed to the destabilization of the Middle East.  The same year… read more

May 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Lockheed Martin opens center for interceptor missile technology

UPI: SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 30 (UPI) — A laboratory has been opened in California by Lockheed Martin to develop next-generation target seekers for interceptor missiles. A seeker, no bigger than a loaf of bread, is the part of the interceptor that directly strikes an incoming missile. It locates and tracks the enemy warhead, sending trajectory… read more

May 1, 2015 | Missile Defense News

USS Porter takes up residence in Rota, Spain

Stars and Stripes: NAPLES, Italy — The Navy destroyer USS Porter arrived at its new home in southern Spain on Thursday, the third of four American warships to be stationed in Europe as part of a ballistic missile defense shield. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is equipped with an Aegis missile-tracking system designed to target and… read more

April 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

HASC Approves Massive DoD Policy Bill

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday voted to add billions to a list of Defense Department weapon programs from cuts, and signed off on a $495.9 billion base Pentagon budget and an $89.2 billion war account. In a bipartisan 60-2 vote, the committee approved its version of the national defense… read more

April 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

House Mandates Shorter Modernization Periods for Navy Cruisers

Military.com News: House lawmakers are limiting the amount of time the Navy will be able to lay up portions of its fleet ofcruisers from four years down to two years, citing combatant commanders’ need for the ships’ ballistic missile defense technologies. The current Navy plan allows the service to take two cruisers out of the… read more

April 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Ambassador Lute’s op-ed on NATO Ballistic Missile Defense

U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania: This month, the United States will deliver a 9,000-ton boost to the ballistic missile defense (BMD) capabilities of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). With the arrival of the USS Porter, the third U.S. BMD-capable Aegis ship to be home-ported in Spain, the U.S. continues to meet its commitment to increasing… read more

April 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Four Key Areas for Japan-US Military Cooperation

Defense One: U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are pledging to deepen military cooperation in the coming years as America reinforces its pivot to the Asia-Pacific region. The most fundamental shift in military relations between the two countries rests in the agreement to come to the defense of either nations’ troops should… read more

April 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Murphy praises Poland’s decision to buy Patriot missiles from Raytheon

Bristol Press: WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy recently praised the latest step in partnership between the United States and Poland. Murphy, a Democrat and member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-chairman of the bipartisan U.S. Senate Caucus on Poland, applauded Poland’s plan to purchase the Patriot missile defense systems from Raytheon… read more

April 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

GOP, Pentagon tussle over East Coast shield

Politico: The Pentagon has repeatedly said it doesn’t need — nor can it afford — a third anti-missile battery on American territory to defend against a possible attack from North Korea or Iran. But that hasn’t stopped congressional Republicans, ideologically predisposed to a more comprehensive missile shield than Democrats, from pushing for one on the… read more

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