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July 20, 2017 | Threat News

The key to the Iran deal: Stopping Iranian ballistic missile development

Washington Examiner: Capping off a day of behind-the-scenes drama, President Trump recertified Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal late on Monday. He was right to do so. For a start, Trump can revisit Iranian compliance every 90 days, so he need not rush to premature action. Had Trump decertified Iran now, he would have… read more

July 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood gets ballistic missile defense system

KCENTV: Within the last month, Fort Hood got a missile defense system that will allow soldiers to train in Central Texas, instead of having to travel to a site like Fort Bliss where one was already installed. The system, called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense or THAAD, is an anti-ballistic missile defense mechanism that can shoot… read more

July 20, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Air and missile defense must be top priority for lawmakers

The Hill: The more North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missiles, the more obvious the obvious becomes — now is not the time for congressional defense committees to do anything that would impede America’s advancements in air and missile defense. This fact is not lost on President Trump or our allies, as the U.S. and Poland… read more

July 20, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea Preparing for Another Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test – Report

Intelligencer Post: The regime of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un seems to be preparing for carrying out a new test launch of a ballistic missile which could of intercontinental (ICBM) or intermediate range (IRBM), according to a report citing US intelligence information. On July 4, North Korea’s regime recently carried out a new ballistic missile… read more

July 19, 2017 | Other News

Senate confirms former Boeing VP as deputy Defense secretary

The Hill: The Senate on Tuesday easily confirmed President Trump’s pick for the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian official. Senators voted 92-7 for Patrick Shanahan to be the next deputy Defense secretary, the person who runs the day-to-day operations of the Defense Department. Only a simple majority was needed to approve his nomination. The seven votes against Shanahan came… read more

July 19, 2017 | Threat News

General: North Korean Missiles ‘Clearly’ Have Range to Reach U.S.

The Hill: The second-highest ranking military officer in the country said North Korea’s July 4 missile test “clearly” shows the country has the range to hit part of the United States, though he added Pyongyang still lacks the technology to accurately and reliably aim its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). “I do agree in principal with the… read more

July 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Fort Hood gets ballistic missile defense system

KCEN-TV: Within the last month, Fort Hood got a missile defense system that will allow soldiers to train in Central Texas, instead of having to travel to a site like Fort Bliss where one was already installed. The system, called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense or THAAD, is an anti-ballistic missile defense mechanism that can shoot… read more

July 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Air and Missile Defense Must Be Top Priority for Lawmakers

The Hill: The more North Korea launches intercontinental ballistic missiles, the more obvious the obvious becomes — now is not the time for congressional defense committees to do anything that would impede America’s advancements in air and missile defense. This fact is not lost on President Trump or our allies, as the U.S. and Poland… read more

July 19, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Best strategy against North Korea: Boosting missile defense

The Gazette: There is wide and bipartisan agreement that North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs pose a grave threat to the United States and our allies. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called it an “imminent” threat. His predecessor John Kerry said North Korea’s nuclear program would be one of the top challenges for the… read more

July 18, 2017 | Threat News

U.S. puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

Reuters: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States unveiled new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program on Tuesday and said it was deeply concerned about Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East. The measures signaled that the administration of President Donald Trump was seeking to put more pressure on Iran while keeping in… read more

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