Missile Defense News

May 29, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Blackjack Command: Sr. enlisted leader for air, missile defense command to retire, will stay in El Paso

El Paso Times: The way Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin L.M. Jefferies figures it, everyone has a “shelf life,” and at some point, it is time to move on to a different phase of life. Jefferies, a 49-year-old from East Spencer, N.C., relinquished his position as the senior enlisted leader with the 32nd Army Air and… read more

May 28, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Fireballs defense stops Hit to Kill comeback

Redstone Rocket: Clinging to a slim lead, the Fireballs needed three outs to preserve a back-and-forth win against Hit to Kill. Their defense came through. The Fireballs infielders caught two line drives with runners in scoring position in the last inning to edge Hit to Kill 10-9 on May 20 at the NASA softball field.… read more

May 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile system may remain: THAAD missile defense ‘close to being permanent’ on Guam

Guampdn: Guam is close to getting a permanently stationed missile defense system, said the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. The chairman, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Alabama, made the statement at the end of a congressional delegation’s three-day Guam visit yesterday. He didn’t give a time frame during the short interview… read more

May 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Senate committee leaders increase budget for new MD program

Yonhap News: WASHINGTON, May 25 (Yonhap) — Leaders of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee have added US$20 million to next year’s defense budget for the development of a new missile defense program aimed at defending against threats from North Korea and Iran. The committee’s recently completed markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for… read more

May 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Gov’t concludes Thaad is best option for Korea

JoongAng Daily: The South Korean government has concluded that an advanced but controversial U.S.-built anti-ballistic missile defense system is the most effective way to counter North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats based on a months-long review, a top Park Geun-hye administration official told the JoongAng Ilbo on Wednesday. “The Ministry of National Defense and the… read more

May 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Peters pens support for missile defense at Fort Custer

Battle Creek Enquirer: U.S. Sen. Gary Peters has urged the Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency to select Fort Custer as the site of a missile defense system. Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, wrote a letter to Vice Admiral James D. Syring, director of the Missile Defense Agency, touting the Fort Custer Training Center’s benefits for the… read more

May 22, 2015 | Missile Defense News

GMD system is top US missile defence priority, but cruise missiles ascend

IHS Jane’s 360: The Pentagon is honing its missile defence priorities and protecting the homeland with the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is to have precedence, with cruise missile defence efforts for the capital region beginning to garner more attention. US Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) top national security interest is the country’s survival and a… read more

May 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile Defense and the U.S. Response to the North Korean Ballistic Missile and WMD Threat

Department of State: Frank A. Rose Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS) Introduction Thank you so much for that warm introduction. It is a pleasure to speak at this ICAS Symposium today and to return to Capitol Hill where I began my career just across the street on… read more

May 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

No Decision Yet on East Coast Missile Defense Site, Winnefeld Says

Department of Defense: WASHINGTON, May 19, 2015 – The Defense Department has not made a decision on the establishment of an East Coast-based missile defense site, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. focused on U.S. missile defense during a discussion on national security at… read more

May 20, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Ukraine Open to Hosting Missile-Defense System

ABC News: Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered. Oleksandr Turchynov, the head of Ukraine’s National Security Council, told Ukrinform news agency in an interview… read more

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