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March 19, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Seoul, Washington to discuss THAAD next month

Korea Times: Korea and the United States are expected to discuss the thorny issue of THAAD deployment next month, government officials said, Wednesday. The two sides are scheduled to hold a high-level defense meeting, or the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD), in mid-April in Washington, D.C. and the issue of whether to deploy the U.S.… read more

March 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

South Korea Tells China Not to Meddle in Decision Over Missile System

New York Times: SEOUL, South Korea — Tension between Seoul and Beijing over Washington’s desire to deploy a ballistic missile defense system in South Korea intensified on Tuesday as South Korea made an unusual public retort to China, asking it not to meddle in its defense policy. In recent months, the United States has made… read more

March 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

10 Objectives for the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act

Heritage Foundation: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a central piece of legislation for Congress each year. Not only has the NDAA been passed 53 years in a row, it is one of the last remaining bills that enjoys true bipartisan consensus. The annual legislation has been able to rise above the political fray… read more

March 17, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US rejects China worry on missile interceptor

Korea Times: The United States fired back at China, Tuesday, over Beijing’s objection to its deployment of an advanced U.S missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula. “I find it curious that a third country would presume to make strong representations about a security system that has not been put in place and is still… read more

March 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

94th AAMDC THAAD Battery in Guam transfers authority to its sister unit

Hawaii Army Weekly: ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Task Force Talon’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, Battery A, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, passed the defense of the Guam mission to Battery D, 2nd ADA, during a transfer of authority ceremony, here, March 4. “The Alpha, 2nd ADA, ‘Gunslingers‚’ have completed the… read more

March 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

THAAD to be deployed in S. Korea in emergencies: source

Yonhap News: SEOUL, March 15 (Yonhap) — The United States has included its advanced missile-defense system as part of the support it would provide South Korea in emergency situations on the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean military source said Sunday. “The U.S. plans to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in case of an… read more

March 16, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Fearsome cruiser sets off on world tour from Norfolk

Navy Times: The Atlantic Fleet’s most fearsome cruiser sailed off Monday on an “epic,” around-the-world cruise after a long workup cycle. The cruiser Normandy deployed from Norfolk, Va., on its way to a circumnavigation of the globe that will take it through the Mediterranean, into the Persian Gulf and the fight with ISIS, through the… read more

March 13, 2015 | Missile Defense News

UNITED STATES ADMITS TO SURVEYING FOR THAAD BATTERY SITES

Joon Ang Daily: The U.S. military admitted Thursday it has conducted site surveys in South Korea to deploy an advanced missile defense system, but no final decision was made. The United States Forces Korea issued a statement in the afternoon to address the intensifying controversy surrounding the possible deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense… read more

March 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Korea, China show schism over THAAD

Korea Times: A rift has grown in the close relationship between Korea and China over the potential deployment of advanced U.S. missile interceptors here, experts said Wednesday. An attack by a liberal extremist on U.S. Ambassador to Korea Mark Lippert is strengthening the case for the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)… read more

March 11, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Combatant Commanders gain new ballistic missile defense capability through ‘threat upgrade’ software

PR Newswire: TUCSON, Ariz., March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For the first time ever, Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has begun enhancing Standard Missile-3 Block IBs with ‘threat upgrade’ software, giving the weapon’s kill vehicle the ability to hunt down more complicated, more lethal targets. Though exact details are classified, the ability to make improvements through software upgrades… read more

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