Missile Defense News

August 21, 2017 | Threat News

N. Korea threat makes work on game-changing missile defense technology a priority

The Hill: Seventy-five years ago, our nation embarked on the Manhattan Project to create weapons of mass destruction. The threat from North Korea shows we need another Manhattan Project to stop such weapons. The U.S. should harness all the resources of this nation to create a robust missile defense system that can shoot down multiple… read more

August 21, 2017 | Threat News

Guam Governor Confident in Island’s Missile Defense Against North Korea

The Washington Free Beacon: The governor of Guam, the U.S. territory in the crosshairs of a North Korean missile threat, is confident the tiny island has all the military defense capabilities needed to shield against an attack by the Kim Jong Un regime. Gov. Eddie Calvo, who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon from the… read more

August 21, 2017 | Threat News

Iran to Continue Its Missile Program Despite International Pressure

Sputnik News: MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Sunday, the Iranian parliament had approved almost all Cabinet candidates proposed by the country’s President Hassan Rouhani, except the nominee for the position of the energy minister. Hatami was appointed as the country’s new defense minister… Read full post.… read more

August 21, 2017 | Threat News

N. Korean state media releases video depicting missile attack on Guam

NK News.org: A North Korean media outlet on Saturday released a video depicting a missile attack on the U.S. territory of Guam, suggesting the strike could happen during the ongoing annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint military exercises. Uriminzokkiri said on Saturday that North Korea’s Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army (KPA)’s “notice to… read more

August 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

South Koreans split over US missile shield

DW: Tensions on the Korean peninsula are at their highest in decades. It’s not only a standoff between Washington, Seoul and Pyongyang. The conflict is polarizing South Korea, where some see the US defense missile system THAAD as part of the problem… Read full post.… read more

August 21, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Japan faces obstacles to deploying new missile defenses

Nikkei Asian Review: TOKYO — Japan is readying its Ground Self-Defense Force for the planned deployment of a new U.S. missile defense system, despite logistical speed bumps and criticism from opposition parties. The Aegis Ashore is a ground-based system capable of striking down incoming missiles outside the atmosphere. Combining it with the Standard Missile-3 Block… read more

August 21, 2017 | Other News

Stricken destroyer John S. McCain arrives in Singapore, 10 crew still missing

Navy Times: The destroyer John S. McCain arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore mid-afternoon Monday after a harrowing collision with a commercial tanker that has left 10 crew-members missing and five others wounded. It is the second major collision involving a U.S. Navy warship attached to U.S. 7th Fleet in recent months, following the… read more

August 18, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US General Pledges to Defend Japan from North Korean Attack

The Associated Press: TOKYO (AP) — America’s top military official reiterated Friday his country’s pledge to defend Japan against a North Korean missile attack, as western Japan carried out a test of an emergency alert system. “I think we made it clear to North Korea and anyone else in the region that an attack on… read more

August 18, 2017 | Other News

Mattis rebuts Bannon: There will be ‘strong military consequences’ if North Korea strikes

Politico: Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that there will be “strong military consequences” for North Korea should it take military action against the U.S. or its allies, a direct rebuttal to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who said in an interview earlier this week that “there’s no military solution” to deal with North… read more

August 18, 2017 | Other News

The Dollars and Sense of Trump’s Missile Defense

Canada Free Press: Kim Jong Un has decided to walk back his recent threats to bomb the island of Guam, and for now, the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief. But how many times over the last few weeks have we all gone to bed wondering if tomorrow will be the day Kim… read more

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