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March 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Patriots: Guardians of freedom

DVIDS: UNDISCLOSED LOCATION – When it comes to the air defense mission, many people immediately think of the Air Force and its impressive arsenal of aircraft. However, the United States Army also plays a vital role in defending the skies from the ground. A group of Soldiers currently deployed from Fort Bragg, N.C., provides 24/7… read more

March 30, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Minister hints at reaction to Thaad

Korea JoongAng Daily: Minister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-se on Sunday outlined a probable scenario should the United States officially request the deployment of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system on the Korean Peninsula, which would involve review by Seoul’s Defense Ministry and National Security Council. In a nationally televised interview with KBS… read more

March 27, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Korea, U.S. talk missile defense cooperation

Korea Herald: The military leaders of South Korea and the U.S. discussed ways to enhance interoperability between their countries’ ballistic missile defense systems and their capabilities to counter North Korea’ evolving security threats, Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Friday. South Korea’s JCS Chairman Choi Yun-hee and his U.S. counterpart Martin Dempsey held a meeting… read more

March 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Solid missile defense budget planning needed for 2015

The Hill: Today, the prospect of a nuclear deal with Iran garners front page headlines.  The heated debate – like many of its kind – has brought with it congressional rancor riddled with political maneuvering. While curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions is the issue of the day, Congress would do well to listen to military leaders who are… read more

March 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

A New Approach for U.S. Missile Defense?

Breaking Defense: Sometimes it takes real candor at the highest levels to bring about needed change. A good example is the November 5, 2014 memo by Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, and Navy Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert on the need for a new approach to U.S. missile defenses. That memo to then… read more

March 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Poland Requests US Patriot Missiles – US Missile Defense Commander

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Poland has made requests for US Patriot surface-to-air missiles as it moves to complete a $10 billion integrated air and missile defense program, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command Commander David Mann said at a US Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on missile defense. “They [Poland] talk to us not about additional capabilities along the lines of Aegis Ashore… read more

March 26, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Turkey to take missile decision after elections

Hurriyet Daily News: Ankara has put off its final decision on a disputed, multi-billion dollar contract for the acquisition of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system. Senior defense procurement officials said the government was reluctant to make a decision until after parliamentary elections on June 7. “Talks with all three bidders are… read more

March 25, 2015 | Missile Defense News

A U.S.-Seoul Missile Test

Wall Street Journal: China and Russia are publicly lobbying South Korea to reject a U.S. plan to base a new missile-defense system on the peninsula. So far Seoul has rejected this challenge, but strong currents within the opposition favor a closer relationship with China over the U.S. The decision on missile defense is a test… read more

March 25, 2015 | Missile Defense News

US Lawmakers Ask to Boost Funding for US-Israel Missile Defense Systems

Sputnik News: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Congressman Peter Roskam and Congresswoman Grace Meng urged House appropriators to boost funding for joint US-Israel missile defense systems, according to a statement on Roskam’s website. “In a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Republicans Roskam and Meng requested $41.4 million in funding for the Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system, $286.9 million for the David’s… read more

March 24, 2015 | Missile Defense News

Missile System Helps Counter N. Korea Threats, US Official Says

Voice of America: A senior Pentagon official says a U.S. missile defense called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is a key part of efforts to counter North Korean missile threats. David Stilwell, the Pentagon’s deputy director for Politico-Military Affairs for Asia, Joint Staff, said North Korean missiles “create demand for missile defense” and the THAAD… read more