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October 17, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea Nuclear Threat: Viral Headlines Aren’t Scaring Hawaii Visitors Away

Honolulu Civil Beat: When Keith Vieira, a long-time Hawaii tourism executive appeared on a panel at the East-West Center last week, he was glad to hear from a fellow panelist that the likelihood of Hawaii getting nuked by North Korea was zero. In a market where 98 percent of visitors are leisure travelers, he said,… read more

October 17, 2017 | Threat News

Israeli military strikes anti-aircraft battery in Syria

Miami Herald: JERUSALEM-The Israeli military said it struck and destroyed an anti-aircraft battery deep in Syria on Monday after it had opened fire on Israeli jets flying over Lebanon — a rare incident of Syrian forces targeting Israeli planes since the civil war began in 2011. The strike came as Russia’s defense minister, Sergei Shoigu,… read more

October 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Navy, NATO Forces Conduct Integrated Air and Missile Defense Exercise Off Scotland

USNI News: The United States and NATO partners are wrapping up a three-and-a-half week ballistic missile defense exercise, which included a massive collective self-defense scenario on Sunday. Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States participated in the Oct. 15 event, during which the ships defended against… read more

October 17, 2017 | Threat News

North Korean official says diplomacy is off the table until it builds a missile that can hit the east coast of the US

AOL News: North Korea is not interested in diplomacy until it develops a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the US East coast, a North Korean official said to CNN on Monday. Although the country was not forgoing diplomacy completely, the official said that North Korea was first interested in building an ICBM… read more

October 17, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Saudi Ambassador Welcomes the Formal Notification for Proposed Missile Defense Sale

New Kerala: WASHINGTON: The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia welcomes the formal notification for the proposed acquisition of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) equipment, support and services. This USD 15 billion sale is intended for the enhancement of the Kingdom’s national security from ballistic missile threats posed by Iran and the Iranian-backed… read more

October 17, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Strategic Forces Hold Drills With Yars Missiles

Sputnik News: The Russian Strategic Missile Forces staged a large-scale command and staff exercise in the Sverdlovsk region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The drills involved more than 3,000 personnel, as well as 300 pieces of military hardware. Personnel practiced the field deployment of the Yars intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system and counter-sabotage actions. The… read more

October 17, 2017 | Threat News

Bahrain In Talks For Purchase Of Russian S-400 Missile Systems

Defense World Bahrain and Russia are in talks for purchase of Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system, the commander of Bahrain’s Royal Guard said Monday. “We are currently in the stage of negotiations, but with god’s help we will finish this process,” the commander Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa told reporters during on-going BIDEC expo held… read more

October 16, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea’s Kim works to turn missile-testing outpost into tourism cash cow

The Japan Times: SEOUL – In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavored ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to… read more

October 16, 2017 | Threat News

Top nuclear envoys of S. Korea, U.S. to meet in Seoul this week

Yonhap News Agency: SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Yonhap) — The top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States will hold talks in Seoul this week to discuss joint efforts to address persistent nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, a diplomatic source said Sunday. Lee Do-hoon, the special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and… read more

October 16, 2017 | Threat News

New missile test feared as S. Korea-US drill starts

The Straits Times: SEOUL • South Korean military officials are preparing for another possible missile launch by the North as a five-day joint military drill with the United States kicks off today. Multiple South Korean media reports citing unidentified military officials at the weekend said missile vehicles “kept appearing and disappearing” from the map and “transporter… read more

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